Thursday, March 17, 2016

So Blessed

Here's Nicole's email from February 29th!

"Happy Monday!! 

     This week I have seen how blessed I am. I just want to start this letter with my testimony. I know without a doubt that we have a Loving Heavenly Father. He is real and He desires more than anything to bless us. I know that hardships in life are only for our benefit and are meant for us to learn and grow!! I am so grateful for Him!!! 

     Tuesday night I had one of the most powerful lessons I've been in. We were seeing Andy and Aranza, the 7th Day Adventist family we met a couple weeks ago. We went in there and their friend, Tyler (who is also 7th Day Adventist) was there. We started asking them about the Book of Mormon and how their reading of it went. Andy started telling us about all the things that he sees wrong with it and how it can't be true. As we tried to help him understand it a little better, his friend backed us up! Haha, it was pretty cool. We were asked to show them how the Bible and Book of Mormon compliment each other. We showed them a couple scriptures in the Bible that talks about the Book of Mormon and then stopped. Because the best way to know truth is through the Spirit, Sister Foo and I just started testifying. We testified of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Then we were asked how we came to know it's true and I got to share and testify of my conversion while Sister Foo got to share and testify of her experiences as well. We were then asked to share our favorite verses in the Book of Mormon in which we did and testified of! The Spirit there was so strong, I know they all felt it! The Spirit not only led our words, but led their questions in which we could then answer with conviction. Even though they aren't quite ready to accept the Restored Gospel, I know some seeds have been planted. I have gained a better understanding and witness of the importance of the Holy Ghost. God really is leading the work...He leads everyone involved, both the missionaries and everyone we talk to. I am so grateful for this great work!! The church is true!! 

     Wednesday after lunch, Sister Foo and I got locked out of our house. We left the car/house keys inside and Sister Taylor had just left to do some Visiting Teaching. Haha, the best part? We had a container with soup we just made for a sick investigator and we're just strutting down the street with our coats in one hand (it was a beautiful, warm day) and a container of soup. It was pretty funny and we had some awesome members help us out with delivering the soup. It all worked out perfectly though because as we were walking home to see if Sister Taylor was home, we saw our neighbor across the street outside. Missionaries talked to her in the past but haven't been able to catch her because of her busy schedule. We've been trying for a while to meet her and haven't been successful...until today. We talked with her and gave her a Book of Mormon!! After talking with her, our member pulled into the driveway of our house and was able to let us in. It was perfect timing because she was going to go get packed and then head off for the rest of the day/evening to stay the night at her son's house!!! God's plan is so perfect!!! 

      Thursday was weekly planning.

      Friday we met a less active couple that we'll get to work with regularly and we're very excited!! We haven't had a lot of chances to work with less actives and so this got us pumped! 

      Saturday we found 2 new investigators! The first we met because we got lost while trying to find someone. Her name is Cecile. She has a copy of the Book of Mormon already and said she's open to hearing what we have to say :) The next investigator is William Fager. His wife is a less active member and has a desire to come back. Because of their awesome Home Teachers, William wants to be baptized!! We're so excited! They both have agreed to take the missionary lessons and we're over the moon excited to start teaching them! God is preparing His children in the Nine Mile Falls area to accept His Restored Gospel!! We are so blessed to be here =)

       Yesterday we had a remarkable church service. We had our Bishop address us along with our Stake President. My testimony of the priesthood has been strengthened incredibly and I just love that God loves us so much to give us that gift! I know it is the power of God and that it's given to the men of the church for the benefit of all God's children! How merciful He is! I love you all and hope this week is great!! 

Sister Wilson 

Alma 26:16"

Happy Rock 

Happy Rock 

Locked Out 

Locked Out  

Sad Rock 

Sad Rock  

Weekly Planning Fun

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