So let me just tell you about this week.Tuesday we had skills and interviews with President and Sister Clayton. So beautiful. So crazy how inspired that man is!! Heavenly Father knows. He talked to me a lot about things I had been thinking about and just gave me the counsel I needed.
We have also seen a lot of progress with two of our investigators, Kerry and Daphne. Kerry is a former and Daphne saw us talking to her son outside and just welcomed us right in.
Kerry expressed many feelings to us last night and it was awesome to just testify to her about the Atonement and how it will change her as she makes God her priority. The spirit totally worked through us last night, because it was so strong and so present. She felt it.
Daphne is Catholic, but we've been teaching her and now her grandson and she just keeps saying "I just don't know yet, but I keep praying!" And she just keeps inviting back. I love when she quickly plays her gospel music for us as we are leaving. It's so special.
Oh! Last night, we didn't have solid plans (I promise we usually have more solid plans than this past week...) so we decided to tract this street. We met a lot of nice people, especially a girl who just lost her dad and then her 88-year old, Filipino neighbor welcomed us right in and called us "foreign angels" and said we could come back tomorrow. Ahhhh!
-remembering that Heavenly Father loves us
-that this isn't MY mission, it's HIS mission that I get to be apart of
-that we need not being disappointed when investigators fail to keep their commitments, but to continue to love and respect them
-to develop holy habits and righteous routines
-the importance of being converted to the gospel, not the church-- this influences the way we teach and testify
-that church is "not a retirement home for the righteous, but a hospital for sinners"-- hence the reason we are divided into wards ;)
-that Songs of Solomon, according to Elder Oaks, are "biblical trash" (LOL)
-that Catholics make good Mormons
-to just love and open our mouths to EVERYONE
The spirit was so abundant. Elder Oaks first spoke to the missionaries, and then another meeting took place after wherein he spoke to returning members and investigators. It was awesome! The room was packed! I even reunited with so many of my people from Toronto YSA, it was beautiful. I love them so much!!
Brothers and sisters, the gospel has been restored and the church is true! Ask Him and I promise you, He'll tell you.xoxo