May 6, 2013
"This week was another great week as a missionary.
It has been a week of miracles.
We did exchanges with Thompson Falls Elders and it was such a joy to work with Elder Packham (who I was in the MTC with). We taught the word of wisdom together to one of our investigators, Sherry, who committed to live the word of wisdom and later in the week when Elder Brown was back, we studied the Stop Smoking Program and explained it to Sherry. I pray for her and hope she can stick to her commitment to stop smoking. It was really cool to see how even though Elder Packham and I had never taught together before, that the lesson really flowed and the Spirit was in control as we bore witness to Sherry. Little miracle there.
Another miracle- We went to see Dodie (an elderly woman) who is one of our investigators and we knocked on her door at just the right time. A time when she needed us. She had just received news that her daughter who she has not seen in over 6 years, passed away. We were able to comfort her through the sharing of scriptures and testifying of the plan of salvation. She then asked if we could read the Book of Mormon together. It was perfect timing.
Third miracle of the week- We went to visit a less active who has been struggling physically from an accident with heavy equipment at work over a year ago. When we first arrived in Lakeside and met Dustin, he told us he didn't want anything to do with us if we were there to preach to him or invite him back. He was challenging if there even was a God. We prayerfully considered what he said and decided to continue to visit him and serve him as he would allow. Well that is what we have done for the last couple months and have established a relationship with him and he trusts us. Last week he asked a lot of questions and we had a great gospel discussion and then when we went to see him this week...he asked us to give him a blessing. We did so and it was such a powerful, spiritual experience for all 3 of us! He is slowly making progress and I am excited to visit him again and see what becomes of it!
It is so great to be apart of this work! I love it! Thank you all for your love and support!