Monday, January 19, 2015

January 12, 2015

Well, I definitely saw so many glorious blessings this week! 

On Tuesday we had zone training again that really motivated my companion and I.  Right after the meeting we quickly left for the long drive back to Sheboygan so that we could go and do what we learned about. :)  In zone training we talked about prepared people and this week we met a lot of prepared people. :)  On Thursday we met with Yu, our Japanese investigator.  It was snowing fairly hard and two of the people that were going to come with for Yu's lesson cancelled on us.  It is a little bit of a drive out to Lakeland where Yu goes to school but we decided we were going to go even with the snow.  I'm so glad we did!   We taught him about the restoration of the gospel.  He had some really great comments about how he has tried to have God more in his life and how the things he has read in the Book of Mormon seem familiar to him! He went to church sometimes as an exchange student in Utah too.  He said he wants to be baptized if he comes to know that this is true and we set a baptismal date with him!  That was really exciting!  We gave him his Japanese Book of Mormon and he was so excited!  He even asked if he could get a picture with us and his Book of Mormon :)  Wow, blessings do come after you push through the storm :) 

We also had interviews with Pres. Cutler.   I'm so grateful for President Cutler!  He gives us so much guidance and helps us to feel of God's love for us.  He asked me what I'm going to study in the Book of Mormon next.  I am going to study charity. :)  You are welcome to join me if you like, in choosing a Christlike attribute you want to work on this year and looking for it in the scriptures.  I'm really excited! 

Anyway, then we had exchanges right after interviews.   We saw many exchange miracles!  Right after dinner there was a girl next door the sisters were working with and we saw her right before she was about to leave!  Perfect timing.  We had ward correlation and only had 30 minutes after that.  We were so blessed for using all of the time we had!  During that 30 minutes we decided to go see a family that is not as active in the church and they had a friend over.  We shared a message and a Book of Mormon with the friend.  At the end of the lesson I felt strongly to ask her if she would like to learn more.  She said yes! 

Today, we found a new investigator!  Michele, at the laundromat, asked us where we worked.  We explained that we were missionaries, a little about what we did.  Then Sister Boldt, peeked out from around the corner and we said, "Hi, Sister Boldt!"  Sister Boldt works at the laundromat so Michelle knows her already.  We started telling her about the Book of Mormon and gave her a copy.  She started crying and said that last night she had prayed for more scripture in her life!  Wow, she was so nice and just glowed!  Pray for her! 

The church is familiarly true!