Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Week 33: Blessings, Blessings, Blessings!


Well this week just flew by! I hope you all had an awesome week last week and you were able to share some of the light of Jesus Christ with someone!!

Okay, I want to do these thank you's individually, but that would be a TON of people to thank! So. I'm sorry, but please let this suffice...


Seriously. To roommates, to ward members, to friends, to family...just thank you :) thank you, thank you! It was a great day to be a missionary!

I don't have a ton of time, so let me quickly sum up some of the great miracles we saw this week :) PS in the Bible Dictionary it says that "miracles are the physical evidence of the Messiah among us" (thanks Sister Hymas! haha) that's just super cool in and of itself. I can testify to that!

So. This won't sound like a miracle at first, but just bear with me. This week started out pretty rough. We were working so hard. We were talking and teaching and testifying to EVERYONE. Everyone we saw. We were inviting to baptism, just trying so hard to find those the Lord has prepared. On Friday morning, we had one person on date (Brenda), and not really anyone progressing super quickly to a baptismal date. We decided that we had to do something different. So we made a covenant with the Lord in prayer. We promised to go tracting (knocking doors) down this specific street for a specific amount of time and open the Book of Mormon with everyone we talked to and testify of the truthfulness of our message about Jesus Christ. In return, we asked Heavenly Father to bless us with a family we could teach and invite to baptism and put them on a baptismal date. We did what we said we would do and the first door we knocked, we were able to share the message of the Restoration and explain the purpose of baptism and now we have 3 new investigators preparing to be baptized on February 14th :D we are so excited!! Heavenly Father answers prayers.

Saturday was just a miraculous day in and of itself!! We met with a recent convert and her nonmember daughter. Nothing went as planned. haha We taught them the gospel of Jesus Christ (teaching the member) and when we got to the baptism part the mom just turned on her daughter and started just testifying of how Satan has a hold on her and is pulling her, getting her not to be baptized because he's deceptive....and how much potential she has if she would just follow the Spirit and follow Jesus Christ. Then we had some crazy experiences with the Book of Mormon...the Spirit was so intense, we were all in tears!!! and now she's on date for the 14th of February as well!!

ANNNNND biggest miracle!!! Brenda is now baptized!!!!! It was a wonderful service and she's just glowing. She loves it, loves how she feels :) I love her!! I love everyone!

Okay, sorry, sorry, this email makes no sense. Haha oh the joys of rushing....haha

Anyway, I love you, miracles are all around us!! Keep an eye out for them!

I love being a missionary!! Jesus Christ lives. The Book of Mormon is true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Lord's kingdom on the Earth. Life is so good :)

I am so blessed to be here!!

Have an awesome week!

Con todo mi corazon y mi amor,

Hermana Shumway

Brenda is baptized!!

Birthday party! Thanks Noheli!! :D

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