Can you even believe how amazing the tender mercies of the Lord are in our lives? I know that the Lord loves us and is so aware of us! His hand is in the details of our lives! Ashley meeting Kendall is one of the greatest moments of my life and I wasn't even there! Haha. So amazing!
So transfers are on Wednesday and we just found out transfer information. I am going to be staying here in Wausau. My new companions name is Sister Karlsson. I don't know hardly anything about her... But I hear she is from Sweden or something. So that should be interesting! Excited to get to meet her this week and get to work. A little nervous to take over the area. I have done it a few times now but this time I am going to have to show her the ropes with leadership stuff. So hope that all goes well.
|So last week for p-day we hiked Rib "Mountain." Here are some pictures.|
Sister Weaver is getting transferred to Madison 1!!! I am so stoked! She gets to go meet all of my very favorite people!!!!! And Sister Kelley got transferred to be a Sister Training Leader in Green Bay so I will get to see her at MLC and stuff like that. So lots of fun and exciting things happening with this transfer.
So JT got baptized this week! We weren't teaching him, the Elders were. But we have gotten to know him pretty well and his story is pretty amazing! He has been a flaming atheist his whole life. The Elders met him tracting 6 months ago. He told them not to waste their time because he didn't believe in God. But the Elders were persistent and finally convinced him to come to a baptismal service a few months ago. He felt the Spirit and couldn't deny it. He has spent the last couple of months changing his entire life and entire way of thinking to now believing that there is a God. And he is SO HAPPY! When he bore his testimony at his baptism he said, "I have always sort of been a lone wolf, but I now have found my pack!" He also said, "Now, it is REALLY hard for an Asian to say the word LOVE. But I can honestly say that I love you guys and I love God!" So that was pretty neat. So grateful for JT's example to me. He is a kingdom builder!
We also got to have our interviews with President Cutler this week. He talked to me about the importance of powerful personal prayer. As I was studying and preparing for this interview, there was a line in PMG that really stood out to me. It says, "No one can know of spiritual truths without prayer." It really is so true. God can't give us answers if we are not asking Him questions! Heavenly Father wants to hear from us. I know that the power of prayer is real. I couldn't get through a single day of my mission without it.
Sorry that I am running short on time again but I have to be quick because of transfers this week. I love you all and CAN NOT EVEN WAIT to get to talk to you on Sunday!
Prayer is a supernal gift of our Father in Heaven to every soul. Think of it: the absolute Supreme Being, the most all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful personage, encourages you and me, as insignificant as we are, to converse with Him as our Father. Actually, because He knows how desperately we need His guidance, He commands, “Thou shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart; yea, before the world as well as in secret, in public as well as in private.” 1
-Elder Richard G. Scott