Sunday, February 28, 2016

Miracles Miracles Miracles

Here's the email we got from Nicole on February 16th.
It sounds like she had a fabulous week!

"Howdy everyone!!! 

     This past week was a week of miracles, big and small! My testimony has been strengthened so much this past week, I feel so truly blessed and very happy!! 

     So Katrina is still strong. It's been a really neat week with the Cole family. We had a lesson with them early on in the week and as we were talking, Seth (Katrina's husband), got emotional. I have never seen him get emotional!!! It was so cool to hear him reflect and think about where the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought him. The Spirit was so strong and he testified!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh....... I just love the change the gospel brings into our lives!!! Katrina is feeling and seeing those changes too and it's great to see and to change alongside them. The day this family gets sealed will be one of the happiest days of my life (:

     We saw Ashlee a few times this week too. She is awesome!! She's been having a hard time reading the scriptures and getting in that habit. She was very inspired one day and asked us to assign specific chapters for her to read instead of just committing her to read. We did and when we came back the next time, she had the Book of Mormon out and all highlighted and marked up and talked about all the extra chapters she read!! Haha, she didn't even want to read at first, but once she started, she didn't want to stop!! I love the power the Book of Mormon brings!! I know that it is true. It is the word of God and it brings us closer to Jesus Christ. It is to be read ALONG SIDE the Bible, not instead. It compliments the Bible and supports it in every way. I invite all to read it!!! 

     Sunday we had a really cool broadcast for Stake Conference. Elder Runlund of the Quorum of the 12 apostles resided and spoke to us. We had members of the 70 speak and it was very uplifting. What a blessing it was!! We learned about the importance of keeping our eye fixed on Jesus Christ and the different ways we can do so. We're promised that as we do, we will be able to withstand the "plan stoppers" that life throws at us. God has a plan for each of us individually. Satan knows that and is doing all that he can from stopping the progression of this plan. We can get rid of the "plan stoppers" as we have Christ be the center of our lives! 

      Yesterday, we did some more tracting and met this awesome family!! It's a man named Andy and his daughter Aronsa (not sure how to actually spell the name or pronounce it). They let us right in and allowed us to share the Restoration with them! They're excited to read the Book of Mormon and we can't wait to go back! They're currently 7th Day Adventist and are super sweet!! I can't wait to see where they go! I know the Book of Mormon has strong spiritual convincing power!! 

       And today.....we went shopping for our groceries and a member from a nearby ward came up and paid for all of us. It was such a blessing. I love all the miracles that God shows me every day. This truly is the best calling anyone could have and I never want it to end! :) I know this church is true. I know that having a knowledge of the Restored Gospel brings lots of hope and peace into our lives. I pray everyone will take the time to see the miracles and blessings received every day, to thank God for all of them, and to try to live life a little bit better to show Him your appreciation. Greater blessings will come!! I love you all!! Have a blessed week :)

Sister Wilson"

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