WOW. Another week come and gone! We have still been very busy around here which is the biggest blessing. Here are a couple of highlights from this week:
We have officially started teaching Eva's friend. She came to our ward activity a few weeks ago and said that she could feel the Spirit as soon as she walked in the door. (Cool that she could still feel the Spirit there even though she was there for a spaghetti dinner and not church. haha) She has loved everything that we have taught her so far and has been sharing what she has been learning in the Book of Mormon with her children. She does have a couple of Word of Wisdom issues, but there is nothing that the power of the Atonement can't handle! So we are excited to keep working with her.
Also, this week was kind of our miracle week with less-actives. We were able to get in with a few families that we haven't been able to get in with for a while and we were able to get in with one family that has never let missionaries in before! So we are pretty excited about hopefully being able to work with them.
And I don't know if you remember Sue that I told you about last week? She is the one that is friends with that less-active family. And she came to church last week even though they didn't. Well, this week we were meeting with them again and we had a very powerful lesson from the Book of Mormon. We told about the story of Abinadi and how he was so bold and courageous in standing up for his testimony of the Savior. We read a chapter in Mosiah when Abinadi is bearing his testimony of the Savior. Abinadi is one of my very favorite examples of obedience. He went back to a city that had already rejected him and testified until his death. He thought that his efforts had influence no one, when in reality Alma was converted! Gives you a lot of hope as a missionary. :) But some of my favorite verses that we have thanks to Abinadi:
7 And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.I have such a strong testimony of my Savior and that He really has won the fight! He overcame both physical and spiritual death through His resurrection. And I get to be a representative of him as his missionary. I know that he really is the light and life of the world!
8 But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.
9 He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened;
Anyways, after that lesson, the grandma turned to us and asked if we could find her a ride to church. She hadn't been to church in YEARS! It has been so incredible to me to see how the Book of Mormon can change hearts!
I love being a missionary. I love testifying of my Savior. I love the work here!
Sister Karlsson and me with the sisters in our zone!
|Getting a parking ticket.... haha.|