Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Personal Revelation

Personal Revelation is essential to the Lords work. This week I was
taught just how essential and why it is so important to have the
courage to act on the revelation you receive!

We conducted three awesome exchanges this week. First, I was in
Hanover with sister Johns! We had such an awesome day as we prayed for
people to be placed in our path! We met a cute young mom around 3 pm
and she told us to come by on Sunday because her fiancé and her were
looking into finding a church. A few hours later we felt the prompting
to go to s certain apartment complex and met her fiancé who also
wanted us to come back! I do not believe that it was a coincidence
that God placed both of them in our path that day! As we acted on the
revelation to go to the apartment complex we saw a miracle! We saw so
many more miracles that day in Hanover as we tripled the number of
people they regularly talk to in a day and taught a pick up lesson!

The next exchange was a surprise for the sisters in Shepherdsville. We
didn't tell them we were coming, we just showed up. At first, they
were not too pleased with us, but it ended up being an awesome day. I
was with sister Bogardus and she taught me so much about humility. At
the end of the exchange she told me that she was grateful we came to
help boost their work. The area is kind of struggling, but they are on
their way up! We did a lot of service that day and taught a very
powerful lesson on the sacrament to a less active member. As we bore
our testimony of the sacrament and the cleansing power of it, she just
stared at us. She is thirsting for a knowledge of the truth. She
accepted an experiment to read and repent daily to see if the Book of
Mormon is true! True doctrine understood changes behaviors! We had no
idea what she needed to hear, but felt very strongly to share the
sacrament with her. I know that by following that prompting, this
sweet less active sister was able to feel the spirit and grow some
desire to experiment!

The final exchange was a surprise for us. Sister Windley and I had
planned an exchange with the English sisters but they had it written
down for another Day. It worked for us to do it next week so we just
left it. We started throwing around who we could exchange and felt
like we needed to exchange Salem. We both thought "it's too short of
notice and that's kind of crazy." So we brushed it off. After making a
few phone calls after district meeting we prayed and realized that we
needed to exchange them. The first thing that came to both of our
minds was "go tonight." But once again, we didn't speak up and brushed
it off. So we start talking about it and we both realized 'hey this is
the revelation you're receiving, you need to act on it.' So finally,
after three attempts, we finally got the courage to act on this
prompting. It worked out so perfectly. Literally everything fell into
place. I stayed here in Charlestown and had sister Schultz with me! We
saw some awesome miracles and were able to talk to so many people! :)
we had a super sweet lesson with brother DiAundre about fasting and he
said he wanted to fast for a firmer knowledge that the Book of Mormon
is true. He is progressing so well. I am so excited for him! He is
just so awesome! Seeing the change in him is incredible. The gospel
changes lives!

Joseph Smith said, "Salvation cannot come without revelation; it is in
vain for anyone to minister without it" (History of the Church,
3:389). You will succeed in your work as you learn to receive and
follow personal revelation. Joseph Smith also taught that revelation
is vital for your daily work: "This is the principle on which the
government of heaven is conducted--by revelation adapted to the
circumstances in which the children of the kingdom are placed"
(History of the Church, 5:135). I know that this statement is so true!
It was made very apparent to me on Friday as we sought revelation for
exchanging sisters. I know that if we have the courage to act on those
promptings, the Lord will trust us more and He will give us even more
promptings to follow.

This gospel is true. It is the fullness of what Christ needs us to
have. I am so grateful to have this knowledge and to be able to share
it with everyone I meet. I know the Book of Mormon and the bible
together contain the fullness of the everlasting gospel. I know it, I
love it, I am so eternally grateful for it.

So much love from the blessed GKLM,
Sister Hannah

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