Monday, December 22, 2014

Pray with Faith and Your Prayers Will Be Answered

This week has been really good. With that said Monday was the start of it all . . .

Chris, our investigator messaged us telling us he would be back in town (he works in Utah on a oil rig). He invited us to dinner and to share a message. I was so excited. He has such a great family. I know we didn't meet him by chance. We first met Chris trying to visit a family in the ward. They were busy so we couldn't. Walking back to our car we met Chris. We started with a service approach since he was removing stuff from his truck to his house. Although he didn't let us carry it, he instead stood talking with us and told us he wanted to know more. We gave him a Book of Mormon. Well, Monday we went over and shared a message and gave his wife Mariah a Book of Mormon too. 

Tuesday, while doing service Carmen, (She is Catholic) we were helping at Restore, we were in the middle of service and she closed the door and told us of her sick sister in Australia and how she was dying and how she was going to visit her soon but worried her sister wouldn't make it that long. We talked with her about blessings and how she could have missionaries go give her a blessing. She asked us to say a prayer with her. She also told us she'd like a blessing, so later we called the Elders and they agreed to do so. Carmen is so great. We went caroling with some other missionaries this week and had the chance to go to our mission President's neighbors. His neighbor Connie told us to come back (tomorrow) and we should be able to share a message.

 This week we invited one of the families feeding us dinner to invite a nonmember and they did. Kathy (the friend) told us to come by and share a message with her, we also gave her a Book of Mormon. Holy Cow how great is that!

Things are great in Loveland, so many great things are happening. We have so many potentials and have picked up 7 more this week. (we had 17 at the beginning of the week now 7 more!!) We were very blessed to be able to see so many people this week and be lead by the Spirit to find new investigators this week!

Yesterday we were finishing up weekly planning (because we've been so busy this week and could not finish on planning day) and Sister Clark looked over at me (while texting Chris) and says "I want to tell Chris if he reads from the Book Of Mormon it will snow" (he's been asking us to pray it will snow) last night we were at his house helping wrap gifts and having dinner after dinner we played 'Jenga ' and the deal was if we beat him he had to read from the scriptures . . well, we beat him 4 out 5 games. When he started reading it wasn't snowing . . . he read 6 verses, we looked outside and the snow was down pouring! Holy Cow! Crazy! Right?!!?!?? Today he messaged us and told us we are angels because its snowing. The spirit will always tell you what to say. And what to do. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:22–23, 26).

Parley P. Pratt gave us a vision of what the gift of the Holy Ghost could mean to us when he said:“The gift of the Holy Ghost … quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections; and adapts them, by the gift of wisdom, to their lawful use. It inspires, develops, cultivates and matures all the fine-toned sympathies, joys, tastes, kindred feelings, and affections of our nature. It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness, and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features. It tends to health, vigor, animation, and social feeling. It invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being” (Key to the Science of Theology, 9th ed. [1965], 101). Listen or Read the Whole talk here

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