Monday, May 23, 2016

De verdad, Dios es un Dios de milagros!

Let’s just say this week has been a week of miracles!

So we went on two all day blitzes this transfer. I was with Elder Norris and Elder Bigelow. Two great missionaries. We had a really good time and had some cool success :) But with doing two blitzes we only then had 4 days to do work, and then we also had Zone Conference which took up most of another day, so really we only had like 3 days to work in our area. But man did those three days get packed with miracles!

So in Zone Conference we had a training on obedience and just recommitting yourself. Everyone can always do better, and I committed myself to do better. It was a great conference. And from this commitment to do better and an all-day fast we had, came all the miracles.

So miracle number one; that in 3 days, we were able to hit all the Standard of Excellence (which is the goals the Mission President has set for us) and to even surpass some of them.

Miracle number two. We were tracting after an appointment had fell through, and the second house we knocked was this lady named Estefani. She told us that the missionaries had taught her two times before, each in different areas because they moved without telling anyone. She also told us that 20 minutes before she had been praying to God and asking him if he was even there. Then we knocked on her door! Then Elder Thayne realized that he had taught her when he was in training, and that the story of how they found them in the first place was a miracle in and of itself. She then told us that every time she had been found by the missionaries, she had been going through a hard time. So we were able to testify to her that God really does exist and that he has a plan for her. She then told us that she wanted to be baptized, and that she had already given up all the stuff that had been holding her back the first time. So we told her to pray and look at a calendar to choose a date to be baptized with her husband. She told us that she wanted to be baptized the last Saturday in June, and he does as well :) We have a lesson with them tonight so we are super excited!

Miracle number 3. We were tracting yesterday night, and it was like 8:15. We knocked on a house, and no one answered, so we walked down the street. We saw that the house we had knocked didn’t open because all the people were out in the back, but we didn’t see any Hispanics so we just moved on. But then someone yelled to us. I was like, "oh great, another yelling person." But she asked us, "Do you have a bible that I could have?" We were like ,"YES! But only in Spanish, do you read Spanish?" She said she did. Then she asked, "Are you Mormons?" I said that we were and then said, "Are you?" She goes, "No, but I wanna be one.”  Elder Thayne and I were blown away! We then continued to talk to her. Her name is America and she is from Nicaragua, but has lived in the states her whole life. She said that she met with missionaries before, and that she liked how they taught and made her feel. She is going through a really hard time right now, and trying to recover from being homeless. But she really wants to change. We were able to also put her on date for the last Saturday in June :) So we went from having 0 people on date, to 3 in one day! And they were all people who had been found that week by tracting! So even though the hours are long and grueling, there are great miracles that can be found!

I trace all these miracles to my renewed commitment to change.
The verse in Mosiah 2:24 " he doth require that ye should do as he hath commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you."
Is so true! IF we do what he commands, he doth immediately bless us! I know this to be true :) I love this work, and I love helping people come closer to Christ :) 

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