Nov. 18, 2013 No Mountain High Enough
This week has been such a great week! We've seen the rags go to riches.
Brother Larson (our Branch Mission Leader) had a son come home from Sweden this week. That was a big blessing for us, because he still has the missionary flame and is a tremendous help for us finding people.
We've been preparing for transfers coming up, so we are visiting a lot of members just in case we may not see them again. Elder W received a call from President, and will be leaving on Thursday. And I have yet to hear if I'm staying or not. But Elder W has been in Waverly for 9 months and it's only 3 for me. So I doubt that I'll be leaving.
We have some amazing members here that are working hard with helping us. We've had lessons in their home a couple times this week. An investigator, Nick, is going really strong. We set a date with him for Dec. 14. AND he came to church this last week, which is HUGE for him because he's super shy.
As we've met with him more, he's becoming a lot more open to socializing. Which is great! The Ackersons have been a huge help with him. I'm so grateful for members who are willing to help us out in any way they can. President Jenson is sure to let the members know, that ANY part they had with the baptism of investigators (Recent Converts) is recorded in heaven and that WE will have joy in helping save that soul.
Well. We've reached the peak of our mountain, and are once again witnessing the great power and mercies of God. He love us ALL, and will never abandon us. Along with our blessings, we have had some struggles along this path.
Windy, has gone through some horrible stuff lately. We went and visited her (which was the first time since September) And she actually opened the door to us. We had a silent lesson with her, and just let the spirit work on her. We had her read scriptures and talk out her problems. And right before we left, she says to us that Her heart knows that this church is right, her head just doesn't agree. So now we're working with her and just being there for her.
This Gospel blesses families.
I issue an Invitation: Find a Preach My Gospel, and PLEASE study the Gospel of Jesus Christ missionary lesson. AKA: the Doctrine of Christ. I can promise that as you do so, you will receive a greater understanding of Christ and His atonement. It will help us be better people. This Gospel is set on The Doctrine of Christ.
I love this work. I have seen so many blessings that have come from it. I thank you all for your examples to me and for all the letters and news :) Thank you all so much.
22 And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the atestimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he blives!
This is My testimony.
From President Jenson:
Since there are no transfers during the month of December, please have your family and friends send your Christmas packages directly to your apartment. Transfers are on November 21, so when you send out your weekly email on November 25, please inform your family of your current address and tell them to send your packages to that address. We strongly recommend using Priority Mail, as there is always a chance of an emergency transfer. Again, we remind you that packages sent Priority Mail or 1st Class are the only packages that can be forwarded. Packages sent “Standard Post” or “Parcel Post” cannot be forwarded, and UPS and FedEx do NOT offer forwarding service. Note that most items ordered on line are sent via UPS or Fed Ex. Zone Conferences start on December 10th, and that is the last chance a package has to get to you before Christmas if we cannot forward it. Any package that arrives at the Mission Office after December 9 that cannot be forwarded will not get to you until Transfers on January 2, 2014. We know how important your packages are to you, and we try our best to get them to you as quickly as possible. However, the number of packages that cannot be forwarded is becoming difficult to manage. PLEASE, PLEASE tell your family and friends to use Priority Mail and follow the instructions provided above.