June 8, 2015
Wow. What a great week of miracles! The Lord blessed us immensely with the little time we had to proselyte and we were still able to hit the standards of excellence! :) i'm still struggling to get through some health stuff but the Lord has been literally placing people in our path to hear the gospel. I don't have much time to explain ALL of the miracles we saw this week (it was INSANE!!!), but here is one of my favorites :)
|Glenwood Springs sister missionaries|
On Thursday, the zone leaders challenged us to go out and find a new super solid investigator and set them on date for baptism. We accepted the challenge willingly and prayed to ask the Lord to deliver us to that person. Well, after studies we went out and decided to go and tract at a new complex we had never been to before. We oym'ed (where we just see people in the street and go up and talk to them- it means "open your mouth") these to ladies sitting on the apartment steps and asked them to help us with the survey. They did and one of the ladies, Mara, told us that she had a young child pass away just a year ago. We transitioned into the plan of salvation and she became a new investigator. The spirit was so strong as we were talking with her and it was so apparent that she had been waiting for the knowledge of where her child is. So that was a miracle in itself.
|Diana...who is preparing to serve on a mission in a few years.|
Well, after we finished the lesson, we kept walking and just knocked on a random door. A young 12 year old boy answered and we asked him if his parents were home. He said his mom was and she came to the door. She was talking on the phone and just said, "pasale!!" (which means come in) without asking us anything of what we were doing there. She finished up her phone call and then started smiling so big at us and said "HI!!! AHHH! I'm a member of your church! You found me!" We were so shocked and found out that her name was Alma and she had just moved here from Mexico about 6 months prior. Apparently, she had been trying to get in contact with the church since she moved and hadn't been able to find it. She had been praying for the missionaries to come by and find her since they moved. We talked more with her and she is SUCH an amazing lady. She has had 2 open heart surgeries and is here in CO on precautionary terms in case her heart acts up again. She has an amazing conversion story and is the only member in her family. She had been praying for us to find them and said that she knew that we were led there.
Well, back to the 12 year old boy... Luis. Alma (mom) has been wanting missionaries to visit him and teach him so he can decide if he wants to be baptized! Well, needless to say, we jumped on that opportunity and taught them the first lesson. We invited Luis to be baptized on july 11th and he accepted. We also invited him to pray about Joseph smith. He agreed. We invited him to come to church this Sunday. He also included that he's been to church several times while he was in Mexico. (which is a requisite for baptism already completed.) It was such a miracle. Luis and Alma had literally been WAITING for missionaries to find them. On Saturday we went back to teach him about the BOM and Luis said he had already received an answer that the BOM is true and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. Wow, I think a baptism will be coming even faster than July 11th. Needless to say, the Lord completed that challenge for us. <3
|Hermana T and I love Alma so much already!|
I don't have much more time, but that was the greatest miracle of the week! On Tuesday we had sister's conference and Sister T and I prepared an awesome activity for all of the sisters about having the faith to become what the Lord wants to get through our trials. It went great! I also went on exchanges with Sister Moody until Wednesday here in Glenwood. It was so fun and I loved teaching with her! We had so much unity and taught some seriously POWERFUL lessons (one of which was to Reina- she is progressing so well and had already read the intro, testimonies and to chapter 3 in the BOM). The Lord is blessing us so much here in Glenwood. On Wednesday, we had specialized training's by sister and president murdock and we also got these cool little boxes installed in our cars that monitors reckless driving. THAT was awesome! I am so happy we got them... there are some pretty crazy missionary drivers out there! Haha.
|Sister Training Meeting (Meeker North and South Zones)|
We were also able to set 5 more people on date for baptism this week. Unfortunately, 2 others fell off because they didn't make it to church, so we have a net of 9 people on date for baptism now! We are being seriously so blessed for our diligence! This is week 6 of the transfer and my last with Sister Tycksen before I lose her to Brasil :( I will miss her so much but am so grateful for the transfer we have had together! :)
Have a great week... oh, and happy summer! :)