this week was absolutely yummy.
The miracles started on the first day. We made a appointment in the middle of our P-day (tough pill to swallow) but it was AWESOME!! It transformed our day! We got a new investigator and the 2 thirteen year olds accepted baptism!!
That night we had a member coming out with us and NO WHERE to go!! We had a couple of thoughts but we were shootin in the dark. We were not expecting to find a whole family!!! We found 6 new investigators!!! We found that we are more diligent when we have members with us! So we made it a goal to get as many members out as possible!
After Tuesday we hit our Weekly goals... and we didn't do anything! Heavenly Father just threw people at us to teach!! (don't worry no one was harmed) and they all were searching for truth! This area is exploding! :) We have 32 investigators with 17 family members of our gators we have a goal to teach as well.... Lets just say we are a bit overwhelmed/in awe/ bizurk!! ha ha! But we are extremely grateful. Now our challenge is to fit a couple of lessons with each family in our week and not let anyone slip through the cracks! :)
The amazing thing is we couldn't find anyone to teach consistantly while we were working with the Wallers! Our planners were completely open for them- which is a tender mercy because of their very busy schedule and the condensed fashion we taught them! From start to baptism it was exactly a month. But the day after they were baptized everything just fell into place. We found 12 new investigators and had 12 gators lessons with Members present. Which was a huge jump for us!! Heavenly Father knew what the Wallers needed to be baptized on the 19th and held a bunch load of people in reserves! Pretty cool huh?
Another highlight of the week was... Red Robin!!!! We were out of our area for a medical appointment when we saw a Red Robin on the way back home!! It was a beautiful lunch hour.
...I am so humbled and grateful to be able to serve God 24/7. Sister Belnap calls missionaries the God Squad. ha ha! but seriously its a very special experience to witness Heavenly Father's work of Salvation first hand. I have accepted the fact that missionary work is an eternal work. A work of lifting the burdened, loving the lost and sharing the good news!! I will forever be a minister of Jesus Christ!
You and I, today and always, are to bless all peoples in all the nations of the earth. You and I, today and always, are to bear witness of Jesus Christ and declare the message of the Restoration. You and I, today and always, are to invite all to receive the ordinances of salvation. Proclaiming the gospel is not a part-time priesthood obligation. It is not simply an activity in which we engage for a limited time or an assignment we must complete as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rather, missionary work is a manifestation of our spiritual identity and heritage. We were foreordained in the premortal existence and born into mortality to fulfill the covenant and promise God made to Abraham. We are here upon the earth at this time to magnify the priesthood and to preach the gospel. That is who we are, and that is why we are here—today and always.
I know this to be true. I know the sweetest joy comes by sharing what we hold most dear. The gospel is for everyone. Open your mouth and it shall be filled!
Love you so much Family!!