I first have to say there have been so many miracles that have happened this past week it's been amazing. Hearts have been soften through service and are now receiving the lessons from the missionaries. Being through a hurricane and then being able to serve those that need the help and then they start taking the lessons and learning about the restored gospel. Just amazing.
Before going into the amazing people we were able to met last Monday Elder Thayne, Hoskins, Searl, and I were able to go to the Kennedy Space Center and it was awesome. I'll send pics today of it. Had such a blast. We were there at 9am when it opened and then left around 5 when it closes at 6pm. There was still stuff we didn't get to do. Awesome memories.
This week we got to a referral from a member in the ward. She gave us a name of a guy. He was someone that our ward helped do some clean up from the hurricane. He was very grateful and agreed to meet with the missionaries. Elder Hill and I got to see him Wednesday (We were on exchanges). He has gone through a lot in his life and has hit a big stumbling block right now. Really nice guy and we're able to give him a Book of Mormon and said he would read it.
We also got to met a lady. We were finding her mom but got to talk to her instead. She was really nice and has really let God take control of her life and put her trust in him. Her dad took the lessons a while back before he passed away. She did mention that she believes that when he was meeting with the missionaries that he was the closest he has ever been to god. She wanted to have that closeness and made a time we would come back and talk to her family about it.
The last person is Lisa. She was someone that met with the missionaries a while back. Her and her granddaughter were both being taught. The only problem was Lisa's husband wasn't to approving about meeting with us. It did bring a bit of contention between them which we never want. So they had to stop meeting for a while and so we stopped by to talk and she was very happy to see us. We will be seeing her in the coming week.
So many miracles have been happening. Elder Thayne and I have been praying really hard to get more people to teach. The lord has answered our prayers and have let these people cross our paths. Having prayers answered is the best thing ever. I can truly testify that if you ask Heavenly Father for help and it's of righteous desire he will answer that question or help with what you might need help with or allow something to happen in your favor.
I just want share you all of you my brief and simple testimony of the restored gospel. Through prayer, studying, and pondering I have been able to gain an answer that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. That the lords true church is here on earth and have the wonderful knowledge of the plan for us in this life and the next life. I am so grateful that I have been able to have this wonderful knowledge in my life to help me and guide me. If you want to gain this understanding all you really have to do is do the same thing I did. Pray, read the Book of Mormon, and ponder what you have read. By doing those things you will gain a answer.
I love you all and have a fabulous week!! #thecountdowmbegins