March 26, 2018



Everything Has A Purpose

So this week has been full of tender mercies from the Lord. Every week is but it was really just the little things that made it such a great week!This week Sister Gardner and I volunteered at a community talent show. Our bishop helped organized it and asked us to come help our so we did. We helped out back stage making sure that the performers, who were supposed to go on, were in their places. This made me miss performing soooo much. So, I may have gone a little over board and signed Sister Gardner and I up for our ward talent show...she is not very happy about it but I am super pumped. I'll let you know how it goes.
It also snowed a bunch this last week, well, a lot for Maryland. We weren't allowed to go outside for a little bit and that was honestly the worst! When you are a missionary not being out doing things is just awful. We did have an opportunity though to have a lesson over Skype. I wasn't completely sure how it was going to go but it worked out really well. I'll be honest, I did not want to get a smart phone at first because I didn't want to get distracted from the work but I am starting to see just how much more we can do with them and it's pretty amazing.
Okay so crazy miracle. A few months back Sister Nielsen and I got a referral from the Spanish Elders of this couple who seemed super interested in the gospel and seemed like a really solid referral. Well Sister Nielsen and I go to try and contact them but we could not find the house. We tried several different times and nothing happened. Well this week the Spanish Elders ran into this couple again and were able to get better information for us so we could find their house. So we go and meet them and start teaching them. We find out that the wife is actually Jewish. I didn't think much of it but after we met with them Sister Gardner told me that before she left on her mission she received very clear revelation that she would be teaching the Jewish people here in Maryland. Carzy! I know 100% that the reason Sister Nielsen and I couldn't find that house is because Sister Gardner needed to be the one to teach these people. It just goes to show that we all have a very specific purpose and assignment form the Lord. Nothing is by accident.
Well I love you all. I hope you have an amazing week!!!! Sister Rich


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