This week was awesome! We saw so many blessings and miracles!
Here are some awesome stories from this week!
* We had sister pool fall in our lap. This was the craziest thing.
Heavenly Father totally blessed us! We were out walking after our
appointment wasn't there and we stopped to talk to this guy. He was on
his way out to work but said "you can go talk to her!" The woman
saying goodbye to him through the window! She welcomed us in and we
taught her the restoration right there and she accepted a baptismal
date! Wow! Instant blessings!:) later in the week we had another
lesson with Crystal! In Crystals humble lesson, she said: "my fiancé
was talking about being baptized too." She is absolutely incredible.
Our miracle for sure. We went over to teach her the plan of salvation
and the word of wisdom. She accepted all of the doctrine and at the
end said "right now, I would be in the Middle Kingdom." We were able
to testify of baptism and the atonement which would allow her to be in
the celestial Kingdom! She then told us that she had been talking to
her fiancée and he has an interest in being baptized too. She told us
that they would be at church on Sunday! I am so beyond thrilled for
her and her cute little family! Crystal and Greg came to Church! The
time change made them wake up late, BUT they still came! They are
determined! This woman is seriously incredible! When Greg came, it was
his first time meeting with us and coming to church. We were able to
teach him the restoration and set a baptismal date with him! They are
* BOSTON BOB. SWEDISH BIKINI TEAM. This man, he was hilarious. We bike
up to him and he says "I don't wanna talk to you!" In his Boston
accent. He really didn't. He was a big old biker dude. So we start
talking to him about non gospel stuff and he instantly softens up and
tells us he is in a biking club. Not a gang. We were chastised for
calling it a gang. They are the peacemakers. The slogan is PFFP.
Peacemakers forever forever peacemakers. Pretty cool guy. He told us
he was in the witness protection program and that he was waiting for
his old lady. 😂 and then he gave us our biker names. I was Swedish
Bikini team. Because I'm part Swedish...this guy made us laugh sooo
hard! I don't think I can post the picture we have of him because he
might actually be in the witness protection program. Funniest contact
of my life.
* Spirit world epiphany. Holy cow. This was one of the craziest
moments. We were talking to a guy and he was like "I know the Lord, I
have died 17 times." so we inquired what it is like on the other side.
He proceeded to tell us "it was horrible and hellish. This life is way
better!" And then it occurred to both of us as to why he felt that
way. He doesn't have the fullness of the gospel and so when he went to
the other side he was in spirit prison! No wonder it was awful and
hellish! And the other people we knew who are members of the church
who have passed to the other side and come back have told us that it
is peaceful. It was a huge testimony to me of the plan of salvation.
This is a real plan, it does exist. The spirit world is a real place!
* We headed across town and were talking with everyone, because that's
just our nature. We meet these two people. Jess and Millie. They were
both digging through the trash searching for treasures. We were
talking to them and Millie was a total drug addict.. Jess was a
hipster from lex. We are sitting there and Millie is just
complacent... We and Jess start talking to her and Jess ends up taking
over the conversation and testifying that we were sent for her to help
her change; God helps them who help themselves and all of this amazing
stuff that we were going to say. What? Yeah. And then he goes on and
says "I'm not religious." Huh? It was the coolest and weirdest thing
of my life.
* we met four less actives not on our roster. It was crazy. We stopped
to talk to everyone and four of them said "yeah I'm a member of your
church!" And they weren't on the records for the Winchester Ward. I
love finding those people because it makes me so happy to help them
come back to the gospel! And we have more accurate records. It is a
really neat feeling to experience running into someone and knowing you
were placed there to find them. God placed them in my path and I was
placed in theirs. It works both ways! These precious souls were lost,
but now they are found!
* We taught a lesson and set a bap date just on the side of the road
with Archie. This was a unique situation. Here we are just biking down
the road and Archie's smoking on his porch. We called up to him and he
walked down his lawn to talk to us. he was listening to the message
and he comprehended really well. He understood what we taught him and
accepted a baptismal date!
* Sister Resendez legitimately scared the crap out of me trying to get
rid of my hiccups. I had the hiccups really bad. I still wonder how
one gets those things. I'm driving along and all of the sudden she
just turns and shouts "BOO!" And for some reason I got really scared.
My delayed three second reaction was a blood curdling shriek followed
by laughter and tears. It was hilarious. This girl kills me. Too good.
* The greatest miracle was when we Tried to figure out sister Resendez
stomach issues. The mission Nurse wouldn't help. She kept categorizing
sister r in the group of sisters that are stressed and about to go
home. She kept saying "try this for two weeks. Try this for a few
days." I finally put my foot down and just told her, "look this has
been going on for three months, everyone is telling us it is her
gallbladder except you, we are going to urgent care." We had called
the nurse 24/7 number on the insurance card. We called Jacob omo and
Katie wheeler to ask for their symptoms and about 4 other nurses...
People tell me that I have an inner attorney.. I wonder why. Hahaha
but it gets the business done. Sister r is not one to complain, she is
not one to be stressed about going home and she isn't one to go to the
doctor. So we Ended up at urgent care! Sweet sister wheeler called
sister Resendez mom and put her on speaker, explained the whole thing
and then her mom said "go to the doctor!" And when you hear it from
mom, you do it! I waited outside with Katie and they came out smiling!
"IT IS A PARASITE!" Finally, some sort of resolve! H Pylori is what it
is called. Everyone has it, it is everywhere. Hers is just acting up.
But we figured it out and that was a huge relief!
I am so grateful for this work. I am grateful for warm weather and
bikes! I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer! Prayer
works! God is good!
So much love from the GKLM,