I'm using the microphone to type...I feel pretty cool right now. Also, we spent our day at Costco eating all their free samples for lunch. #Winning
It has been a roller coaster of a week....not sure what to share with y'all.
First things first, WE GOT A NEW INVESTIGATOR!!! Her name is Heather and she is super cool and She reminds me of mom. And they have the same name so that's cool too. her husband is a member, and she wanted us to come to teach her son, but he wouldn't pay attention so we just taught her instead and she agreed to let us do the lessons with her! We also got to help her decorate for her son's Halloween party which was much too scary for 7 year olds...but it was a good time. We also went to check it out on Saturday when all his friends were there, and there were a ton of moms we got to talk to! It was a GOLD MINE for finding families :)
We also found an investigator for the Mandarin speaking elders! We knocked on the door, and Cindy let us in and she is so sweet. It was a tender mercy. :)
|At the sisters training meeting with sister moser and sister whiting ️️|
We had our sisters training meeting and it was BOMB. sister Mckeon and I gave a training on being positive and loving yourself. We showed this video that all the sisters loved. It wasn't made by the church, but we both just felt like we needed to share it so badly!! We asked president and he was kind of giving us a hard time about it but he let us show it anyway. Afterwards, so many sisters came up to us telling us it was exactly what they needed at that time. THE SPIRIT IS THE BOMB. and God really does love all his children SO MUCH. Whoever is reading this right now, YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD! You really are. Don't you forget it.
(The video is called "who you are, a message to women" if you wanna watch it on YouTube)
Then we had MLC which was good and long and super spiritual.
ALSO THE BEST THING EVER HAPPENED
remember last week when I told y'all about the guy who flipped us off after we showed him the signs in our car? Well we were driving and came up on a red light, so I pulled up right next to the guy in the other lane and sister Mckeon put the "Jesus loves you" sign up and he looked at us and just said "thank you, thank you, thank you". Then we showed him the others that say, "we have a message that will change your life, all you have to do is read and pray. We have a free copy of the Book of Mormon for you!" He just nodded and then we motioned for him to follow us and he did and we pulled over and waved him down and he pulled over!! We gave him the Book of Mormon and he wants to meet with us! His name is Julian, and he is Spanish and on the north side, so we're passing him over tomorrow :) :) :) IT WORKED!!! Heavenly Father is he best.
Also the exchange in Drayton was good, sister Torsak is WONDERFUL! And those people are my favourite. I love them so much.
Oh and it has been snowing. But there's this thing called "el nino" where every 8 years or so it is a super mild winter. So it should be a good one this year. I was kind of hoping for a crazy winter...so I could say I endured a really cold one...but I should probably just be grateful we won't be shoveling the car out of snow as much this year :)
I was reading the Book of Mormon about a bunch of wars and sad events that happened in Alma. Alma 62:41 says this,
"But behold, because of the exceedingly great length of the war between the Nephites and the Lamanites many had become hardened, because of the exceedingly great length of the war; and many were softened because of their afflictions, insomuch that they did humble themselves before God, even in the depth of humility."
This verse really hit me hard. BROTHERS AND SISTERS YOU HAVE THE GIFT TO CHOOSE HOW YOU REACT TO YOUR TRIALS. the beauty of this life is that we are created as agents to act and not to be acted upon. D&C 58 says,
"27 Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;
28 For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward."
You gotta protect your agency. Don't let Satan deceive you and make you think that you don't have the power to overcome opposition. You have the Saviour, Jesus Christ, who has already overcome the adversary.
"In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33
I love you all! And more importantly, God loves you.
Onward, ever onward.