Monday, February 2, 2015

NO unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing

Winter is officially back and it hasn't stopped snowing for like 3 days so that's fun.  Also, we get to go ice fishing in two weeks!!!  (grandpa ken would be proud) :) and my hands are like icicles as I type this so please bear with me.

so much happiness.  We survived our 7 days off of sweets (it'll end at 5 tonight) and let me tell you, 'Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of Heaven!"

We think one of our investigators relapsed into old drug addictions, but he finally texted us back and wants to come to church so no, "the works of God cannot be frustrated!'

A cat totally came tracting with us this week.  It followed us around for about an even came up onto people's porches with us hahaha.  #tendermercies

We had a lesson with our investigator, Lynn, and we taught her the restoration.  She has been reading the Book of Mormon for a few weeks now, and finally has acknowledged that she has HOPE!!!  Our first visit with her, she basically told us that she could never have faith again and that we could come back but wasn't promising anything. :)  THE BOOK OF MORMON WORKS WONDERS I TELL YOU!  She accepted the invitation to be baptized when she knows it's true so BAM.  super cool.

We haven't seen Mellisa or heard from her and her family at all this week.  Not sure what's happening there, but nothing can hinder this work of Salvation so we just have to put all fear and doubt out of our minds and hearts and expect miracles.  

We also got lost in a blizzard in a little town called "Wildwood".  yes.  That's what it's called.  

anywho, NO UNHALLOWED HAND CAN STOP THE WORK FROM PROGRESSING!  The very beginning of this week started kind of rough.  We received a few hate texts, were made aware of a situation where someone was somehow bouncing off our  number and calling people leaving creepy voice-mails like, "we're the sister missionaries, you can run but you can't hide" like WHAT??  So we had to get all that cleared up.  Oh and we have been getting hated on on the "drayton valley opinions" fb page apparently and things were looking pretty rough.  Then, during studies on Tuesday morning, Sister Whiting and I decided to recite The Standard of Truth.  

“The Standard of Truth has beeerected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, buthe truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every
swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till thpurposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done”

The tears came and I remembered that we're not alone in this fight. 
 "If sometimes the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived." [Elder Jeffrey R. Holland] 

Onward, ever onward.

Sister Jones

 typical drayton valley scenery :)

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