- we watched frozen new years eve. I invited a less active and her family to come. She was baptized when she was 17 and never went to church again. She came to Frozen and then they all came to church Sunday because they had friends and knew what to expect!! #miracles
- the best/ funniest moment of my mission happened yesterday. A man stood up to bear his testimony and the first thing he said was "If anyone doesn't speak english, please raise your hand..." ... in english. DUH no one raised their hand, they couldn't understand you!
- WE HAD THE BEST DAY EVER YESTERDAY. Ok, I am going to write a brief synopsis, and then send the people at 912 Wynstone a letter to type up so there can be more detail. (I HAVE NO TIME TODAY) We found our next golden investigator. Elmer Napolean! He is from Guatemala. (I swear I was supposed to serve my mission in Guatemala, but God knew I couldn't handle being out of the states so he sent "Guatematecos" to me.) He has an amazing story, and his need is finding the true church of God. He almost didn't make it to church, but in final hour that church was going on, he came!
I read a bit in Jesus the Christ when the Lord's prayer is explained. "And lead us not into temptation". What a simple phrase, but James E. Talmage explained it in a way I had never thought about before. We pray for help to overcome trials, addictions, struggles, and temptations in our lives. The thing is is that when we are going about our lives, we usually don't avoid those temptations. I can't explain it very well, so I will just let the author say it.
"How inconsistent then to go, as many do, into the places where the temptations to which we are most susceptible are strongest; for the man beset with a passion for strong drink to so pray and then resort to the dramshop; for the man whose desires are lustful to voice such a prayer and then go where lust is kindled; for the dishonest man, though he say the prayer, to then place himself where he knows the opportunity to steal will be found! Can such souls as these be other than hypocrites in asking God to deliver them from the evils they have sought? Temptation will fall in our way without our seeking, and evil will present itself even when we desire most to do right; for deliverance from such we may pray with righteous expectation and assurance."
Also, Sister Cano bore her testimony in church yesterday. We all think she is leaving, and I am heart broken. We just started to figure out how things should work in our area. But of course, that's when the Lord needs to give us change because we can never become complacent. She bore her testimony on the scripture found in Jacob 5. It talks about the worker in the vineyard.
"What more could I have done?" is what she talked about. We work so hard, but there is always something more we can do. A letter we could write to someone, a compliment to give, or even a smile. We work our little tails off, then ask the lord what more can I do? We must never become complacent.
Ok. Well I will tell you more about my wonderful week in a few days when the letter gets to South Dakota, but for now, just know I am as happy as a bird in spring.
I love you all.