One of the experiences was crazy. We had a new investigator that we talked to outside about his family. He told us how he had just gone through a divorce, the death of a child, and the death of his dad. I could just see the pain that this guy was feeling and I could also feel the spirit testify to me about how much God loves him and understands him. We testified briefly about the Plan of Salvation and made a return appointment. We came back with a member and when Jason opened the door the member and him knew each other from their kids football practice! We had a powerful lesson on the Plan of Salvation and invited him to be baptized. This week he is going to come to the members house this week for dinner and a lesson! :) He is awesome! There are so many prepared people around me. If we look then we will see the ones that are prepared. They are the ones looking for direction and answers in their lives. I know that this message is the only way for us to receive lasting comfort in our trials.
This is the Relief Society President Sister Jackson! Her husband is our Ward Mission Leader and they are both Bowling instructors!
It was really fun! (and we got to wear pants!) (notice the Earl Reunion shirt!!)
We are really excited to see how this next week goes since we will have 7 or 8 new baptismal dates set up in the future. The Lord really blesses us if we want to be a part of this work. The work is hastening and if we decided to jump on board He will let us be a part of the wonderful work. It is the best feeling teaching and testifying about things that will have an eternal impact on people. I know that God lives and that the choices we make really play a big part in our eternity.
We are loving every minute of this time together in the mission field!! There is so much to do.. AND SO LITTLE time. It is flying by faster and faster.
Thank you to all those who have wished me a happy birthday! Either in their minds or through email! I really appreciate it! It is hard to believe I am 21.. that just sounds way too mature for how I feel... (again refer to the picture above.) hah
Also this week we had a member refer us to a lady that had a friend growing up that was a member of the church. Her name is Sarah and she grew up in Georgia. She told us that when her friend went to the temple for the 1st time she had all sorts of dreams about being in the temple. Very vivid and she said she felt so much peace and light. We told her how she could go to the temple and feel that feeling again and she was overcome with the spirit. Again, this work is hastening!! There are people who are ready, but they just don't know where to find the truth. :)
I LOVE this work. Ya'll have a great one!