This week we have been able to see the hand of the Lord and the love that Heavenly Father has for each of His children! This week was pretty much the bomb!
Monday: Sister Morrison and I got creative and started to play tennis in our apartment because it was raining outside. We got a video of it. It's pretty awesome. Don't worry nothing broke or even got close to breaking. We were super careful.
Tuesday: We walked a ton! It was super nice outside though so it was all good! Also we had a lesson with our investigator Angie and it was a good lesson. The member that we brought was wonderful! I am so grateful that we were able to have her come because she bore such a strong testimony of the gospel and the importance of reading the scriptures and praying! Members are the best!
Wednesday: We were about to go door knocking on a street that we had picked the night before, but we both didn't feel right about it so we prayed to see where else we should go. Durring the prayer a street came to our minds that we had selected to door knock later in the day. We decided to go door knock there and while door knocking we met a man named Andrew! So Andrews opened his door saying "Mormons!" haha! The best part is that he said he wasn't going to talk to us too long, but we ended up talking for about 45 minutes to an hour! We asked if he would want to meet with us and he said yes, but we can't be super professional and that we needed to be casuel and not read from the pamphlets.... We agreed. Andrew doesn't even know how prepared he is to receive the Restored Gospel! I really am praying that the Lord will continue to soften his heart and prepare us to be instraments in His hands to help Andrew!
Thursday: HALF MISSION P-DAY!!!!!!! It was totally wicked! We all had a ton of fun! We got to drive up to Mt. Pleasant with President and Sister Hess which is always a treat! We got to play games like ultimate frisbee and kickball and we did relays and races and it was just the best! We all got sun burned though for sure but is was great and I'm pretty sure a ton of us were sore after words as well! Also it was like the last time we'd have a big gathering with President and Sister Hess which was pretty sad. President almost cried while shouting "Hurrah for Israel"
Friday: Another super neat experience! While planning the night before Sis. Morrison and I felt that we needed to go to our investigator Sandy's house at a specific time. We weren't even there for 5 minutes and there is a knock at the door. It is one of Sandy's friends that she hasn't seen in like 3 years. Her friend stopped by because she was having a hard time because her father is dying. She was so thankful that we were there and she opened up and talked with us. She is leaving for Arizona this week to be with her father. We invited her to read the Book of Mormon before she said yes she asked us to just say in a few words why The Book of Mormon was important. Instantly thethought Moroni 10: 3-5 came to my mind. After we read that scripture she said that that was exactly what she needed. It was so powerful to be there and the spirit was so strong! God knows his children.
Saturday: Another super amazing experience. The night before in planning we prayed to know which street we needed to door knock at 1:00 to 2:00 and right away a street came to my mind. Ethel. While door knocking there no one was answering their doors or they weren't responsive, but the thought keep going came to my mind. As we were walking up the next drive way a man comes out his front door and says "You're an answer to our prayers!" He and his wife are members in AZ who are visiting their family in Michigan. They had been talking with their family and he said that she would be interested in reading the Book of Mormon. He asked us if we had a copy and we did. He said they'd been trying to find a way to contact the missionaries and well we just came to them! Two days in a row we had experiences where the Lord lead us to where we needed to be exactly at the time we needed to be there.
Sunday: Elder Dunagan of he area 70 came to sacrament and gave a talk about the Book of Mormon and it was wonderful! The spirit was there and you knew that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It was an incredible meeting. I know the Book of Mormon is true!
Spiritual Thought: I think just from this week I really have gained a testimony of how important it is to plan as well as how important it is to follow the promptings of the spirit. The Lord knows who is prepared and where we need to be and at what time we need to be there. Heavenly Father is aware of all of His children and the things that they need and I feel so blessed to have been an instrament in the hands of God this week to help my brothers and sisters know that Heavenly Father loves them and knows them. I know that is true and that the Lord is here to help us through anything that we are going through. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Sister Miranda Smith
Half mission P-Day!!!! 15 Sisters in Mnt. Pleasent!
Elder Patterson is in the middle. He goes home in like a week and he is from Boise, Idaho!!!!
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