Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways!

This last week has been awesome! I apologize for never sending any letters this last week. I went to the Dallas zoo on preparation day with other missionaries in the zone so I didn't have any time to write. But the zoo was fun. Also this last week we had a meeting with all the missionaries that came in the same week as myself and talked with President Durrant and the Assistants just to make sure everyone's doing okay and to cover some more on missionary work and things we should keep in mind about the work.

This week Elder Weatherford asked me to lead the lesson with one of our investigators, Veronica. I said that I could do it and his reasoning for this was so that we could teach on more of a 50/50 scale. And the lesson went down hill from there... I'm teasing. It was one of the best lessons ever! We had our ward mission leader go out with us and I started us off and Elder Weatherford and I taught by the spirit the Restoration. It was amazing. The spirit was there and Veronica felt it. And our unity as a Companionship was perfect.

We also taught Ana 2 lessons this week. and they both were great lessons. But the day of the Second lesson we did not have a member to go teach it with us and so we called some people and no one answered. Then we said a prayer. And that changed everything. Right after the prayer Elder Weatherford thought of a family's name in the ward. It was a family that we were scheduled to have dinner with but then their family was sick so they just dropped us off some food instead. The thing is that we both had only met them once and very briefly for that. But we called him and we answered and said he would need to ask his wife and call us back and he did and said that he would be there. The lesson that night was really amazing. The brother we took out with us taught most of it and he did something for Ana that we as missionaries hadn't been able to do before. He knew what her concern was that was holding her back from baptism. He then helped her over come it. That night the Lord had a member receive revelation. It was amazing! Her concern was that after baptism she would still make mistakes she couldn't perfectly keep that promise with the Lord. He related her concern to how kids will make promises to their parents and then try as hard as possible to keep them but still slip up. He answered her concern so perfectly. After the lesson we told him how we prayed and he was an answer to our prayer and how he did what we couldn't. He said that as soon as we started talking to Ana he knew what she was thinking about he just knew that that's what was going on in her life at that time. It was amazing. And from it she has now committed to being baptized on the 6th of April. She now has a solid date.

Also yesterday Elder Harden and I were contacting people in a near by park and we were talking to a man there called Dave and a young man came up to us and said hey what y'all preaching? and we told him that we are sharing a message about Christ and families and he had some questions but then we had to leave to an appointment but he said that he would come to church this Sunday so I really hope he does so that we can come in contact with him and get more information so that we can meet with him more. His name was Ruben so I'm going to try to keep an eye out for him.

I loved hearing that y'all wrote your testimony in Books of Mormon for family night. I think that was a great idea. Well I love y'all and hope y'all take care.

Love your missionary, 

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