Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 20, 2014 - Lilburn

This week has been crazy...but awesome! :) Sooo Monday we had plans to meet with a new investigator in the evening but found out that three Sisters from a different Zone were stranded because their car stopped working. They couldn't be taken back to their apartment because it was too far from the Mission Office, where they needed to get a new car in the morning, and so it looked like we were going to house them that night and the next morning. As plans were being made we decided to cancel our appointment only to find out that the plans for the Sister Missionary "sleep over" fell through because they realized it would be smarter to have them stay at the Mission Home was a crazy night. Luckily! We had rescheduled to meet the investigator the next day and when we met with her we found out that she had a migraine hit her in the evening so she would've had to cancel on us anyway. It's kind of funny how the Lord works. It just goes to show that: 1) everything happens for a reason...whether we see that reason immediately or over time and 2) trusting in the Lord always provides a way for everything to work out in the end. Wednesday was an incredible day! In the morning my companion and I had stopped to see one of our investigators, and drop off a Spanish Book of Mormon. She wasn't there unfortunately...But! we saw ADORABLE kittens and stayed with them for a little while. It turns out the kittens were a blessing in disguise because when we were done with the kittens our investigator drove up to her home and was super excited to see us! She happily accepted the Book of Mormon and said her daughter had been asking about us everyday since the first time we met! Again it just goes to show that "everything good [really] is of God"! Afterwards we tracted for 2 hours straight and met some of the most incredible and prepared people!! One of the people we met was a Muslim woman. It was awesome because usually when we meet someone who's Muslim they immediately turn us down or tell us, in a sly but forward way, that we're wrong and need to convert to their faith haha so you can imagine our joy when we met this woman. :) She was super nice and immediately let us in to her home! After tracting we met with one of our younger investigators that we hadn't met with in a while and found out that in the time we hadn't been able to meet with her she had progressed pretty far on her own!! Then after her we met with E... It had been a while since we met with her at her home because she's been crazy busy but we finally were able to meet with her and we discovered that she has been reading the Book of Mormon a lot and that she's even had some "Missionary Moments" of her own!! She also said that she took the PSAT and when she had to fill out what religion she is she said that she really wanted to put Mormon but since she wasn't baptized yet she didn't think she should so she put Catholic... :D Man I love her so much!!!! 
Oh! and then we went to dinner and were able to really help one of the Sister's in our ward. Afterwards we visited with a less-active member and she was just awesome! Our meeting with her went really well! Thursday we met with one of our younger investigators and we finished watching the "Finding Faith in Christ" video with her....our lesson afterwards was super powerful. The Spirit was so strong and we were able to discuss some really important things. Friday - We went on splits with a couple members from our ward and....I don't have that much time left so to sum it all up our Father in Heaven provided a way for everything to work out not only in one moment but in a much bigger way as the week ended. As Sundayrolled around the corner and the week came to a close we met several others who were prepared for the Gospel. In other news we taught the Relief Society meeting at Church and put on a musical fireside for members and investigators. My companion, four elders, and I sang harmony to "Be Still My Soul" and it was beautiful. :) It's so incredible to see how our Father in Heaven blesses us when we trust in Him. I know that our Savior Jesus Christ is always beside us and when we feel that our burdens become to heavy to bear He's there to help us carry the weight. I love ya'll soooooooooooo MUCH-OOOOO!!! Hope ya'll have a wonderful week!!!!
Lots of love (from your favorite Sister Missionary),

Sister Rice

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