This week was probably the best week of my life! So many things going on!
First of all...can we all just talk about how MARVELOUS the Temple is? We got to go this past Friday and it was the first time I'd gone in 7 months... May I just say that I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE. I felt so calm and so at peace and so happy. It truly is the Lord's home. I know that He really wants EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US to get there!
How about that Women's Broadcast?! So beautiful!! It was all about the Temple! Some things I loved-
their covenants were everything. personal worthiness. drop by drop, one by one. temples are an expression of God's love. truth shineth. the choice is mine. I think God knows something that we don't. moses 1:39. live the gospel and you will discover your true self. never stop your steps to the temple.
No matter what, be temple worthy. It is the only way that can lead us back home to our Heavenly Father.
We also met with Tiffany! We taught her the Gospel of Jesus Christ-- but really, she was pretty much teaching us! I was SO impressed. For someone who grew up in the Chinese culture where they really don't have religion or believe in God, she sure has a lot of faith. She truly recognizes those feelings from the Spirit that testify of truth to her. She is going on a mission one day.
We also met with Calvin! It's so cool to see how he is changing. I remember when we stopped him on the sidewalk and offered him a mormon.org card; he didn't have a belief in God. Now, he prays every single night (he even prayed to find his tshirt and he found it! #churchistrue) and now he is beginning to believe. The ATONEMENT CHANGES PEOPLE.
This week, our zone went downtown again to contact during the Book of Mormon musical! SO FUN. We met one guy named Edward who even offered us a free ticket... instead, we got his number and we are meeting with him Wednesday! SO SWEET. We called him last night about meeting this week and he was like, "You know, it really sparked my interest. I actually went a did a little research and you guys are doing a really good thing." We are excited to meet with him!
OH MY GOODNESS. So. A few transfers ago, Sister Waldron and I met a guy named Salman at the subway station and we gave him a card, he gave us his number, we tried to meet a few times, but he was always busy. This past week... WE MET WITH HIM-- and his muslim missionary friend (did not know those existed). It was QUITE interesting. He tried to bash us and give us all this anti, BUT... the church is true! I know it, and I know that God knows it, therefore I cannot deny it. Kudos to Joseph Smith, he knows.
Guess what fell from heaven this week? Marie. She is from Halifax and she was taking the lessons from the sisters there and just moved here right before she was about to be baptized! She is so ready! She has suuuuuch a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon. She told us "I always ask my friends, 'what is your favorite book?' and then I ask them 'would you die for that book?'" She totally knows.
I love this work. I know that we are dear to our Father in Heaven-- He wants us to be with Him again. Let us make covenants, but then keep them and honor them. I know that this is how we can walk back to the presence of God.
"He is my only hope. I long to cling only to Him."
Share your testimony with someone this week. I love y'all!