SAVING THE EARTH ONE SOUL AT A TIME.... APRIL 20, 2015
BROTHERS AND SISTERSwhere do I even start? I can NOT believe it is already Monday again, the weeks are FLYING. for goodness sakes today marks 8 months as a missionary and I AM FREAKING OUT. where did all the time go? SO CRAZY and SO SO SO HAPPY.
Sister Davis locked me out on the balcony this week and proceeded to tell me that she wouldnt let me in unless I knocked on the window 22 times, danced like a monkey for 20 seconds, and sing called to serve as loud as I could. so naturally I completed this task with multiple construction workers down below pointing and laughing #thankssisterd
We were able to contact on the nothern virginia community college campus this week that is out of our area but we got permission since there is a large number of Young Single Adults and it was A DREAM!!!! we got 2 new investigators and even more potentials. It was so cool, the power behind testifying is INCREDIBLE. Man I LOVE THIS WORK
This week was particularly challenging in the sense that I was feeling SO DISTRACTED. It was really getting me down and making me not want to work... which then made me anxious... which then made me mad... man the struggle was real. but yesterday it was INCREDIBLE to see the power that comes to us when we really focus on others. We had a lesson last night where we felt impressed to show the "Because He Lives" video and while we were playing it I got emotional as I realized HOW HAPPY this gospel is. There is no place I would rather be right now! There are so many reasons why I love being here, there are so many people that truly are waiting for this message, and there are so many miracles that come FLOODING when we let the Lord take the reins. MAN this is just SO GOOD!!!! The church is so TRUE and there are SO SO SO MANY blessings that we receive that we take for granted so easily. I have so much faith that when we really put this work and our LIVES into God's hands, he will BLESS US! He wants to bless us, he wants to make us happy, but so many blessings that we receive are conditional on our asking for them and on our personal responsibility to be OBEDIENT. There is so much perfection in this sweet work, I am so blessed to have all of you in my life and I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ that truly does change our eternities.
keep it real and keep the faith
HAPPY ARE WE.... APRIL 13, 2015
HOLY SMOKES I CANT TYPE FAST ENOUGH TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE MIRACLES THAT HAVE HAPPENED THIS WEEK. I AM BROUGHT TO TEARS AS I TRY TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TOWARD THE SAVIOR FOR ALL THAT HE DOES FOR ME AND FOR THE INCREDIBLY PREPARED PEOPLE HE PLACES IN OUR PATH.
THIS RANDOM crazy asian man came to church yesterday and he literally tried to convince our gospel essentials class that 1. our veterans also atoned for our sins so we should worship them as "mini-jesus's" 2. that Christ never actually died he was just "in a coma" 3. that God doesnt want peace, "He creates war, not us" 4. that rather than "are we not all beggars" we should say "are we not all harlots" and 5. The only reason Christ understands us is because "Pain is the greatest teacher of them all". Sister Davis was literally laughing SO HARD that tears were coming down her face. bad news is that we had 4 investigators there, 3 of which are from china and were already confused so there was ALL SORTS of commotion. #thankyoucolonial1stward
So this week we had another lesson set up with nick, he texted us and told us that he didnt want to meet because he just needed to relax. So we texted back and forth and he just kept telling us that he is just too tired and that this is "too much". That same day we had zone training and we were trained on PROMISING PEOPLE BLESSINGS. so sister davis and I prayed and felt impress to promise him that if he reads the book of mormon and PRAYS about it that he will have energy. Sounds crazy, but we send him this and he texts us back 20 minutes later with, "just prayed and started reading the book of mormon. immediately felt energized and the air smelled sweet". THE LORD blesses us with what we need to say when we are in tune with the spirit! such a miracle.
That night we were able to go to dinner with one of my mom's good friends from High School and it was SO GREAT! we had such a good time with such great people :) such a little miracle to find connections all the way out here on the east coast!
We had English class with Lucy, Duan, and their friend Danny and it was INCREDIBLE. we talked about general conference, what they liked about it, and what we can help them understand. IT WAS AWESOME. we talked about what the savior can do for us and why he is the head of our church. We ended with a prayer and invited them all to come to church on Sunday. THEY ALL DID. AND THEY ALL STAYED FOR ALL 3 HOURS. it was miraculous. They want to talk about testimonies, conversion, and Joseph Smith this week in English class. SO. COOL.
HAPPY EASTER... APRIL 6, 2015
HOLY SMOKES WHAT A GOOD WEEK! so so so many miracles! I am so blessed to be here at this time with sister Davis seeing the work progress in this little part of the vineyard :) SO so so greatthe funny:
5. Sister Davis and I thought it would be really funny to cut all my hair off last night. so we did. #9incheslater #soccermom
6. We street contacted into this creepy man who kept trying to hug me and get my number because my last name is Kennedy and he thinks President Kennedy is my great grandfather. #sorrybud
7. The man on the computer next to me is watching videos on how to do witchcraft.