Søster Scherschligt and I went to Kristiansand this week for splits with the sisters there!
We visited this one returning member who really has a desire to come back to church and still has her testimony but just feels lonely sometimes when she is in church. We committed her to come to church this week and she said that she would. Søster Kimball has only been in Norway for 3 months and is doing soo well in Norwegian so it was really cool being able to see her bear her testimony in Norwegian!
We then had Institute that night and talk about Joseph smith and what he and his brethren had to go through when they were put into Liberty Jail. They were such strong men that were suffering. I love the power with Doctrine and Covenants 121 Verse one where Joseph smith says, " O God, where art thou?" and he gets a response that says, "My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;
8 And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.
I just love that and how God truly is always there for each and everyone of us and will catch us when we fall!
We have been meeting with a returning member named Juni and her twin sister and the last lesson that we had was amazing. Juni was able to open up with tears in her eyes about how she misses the feeling that she gets when she is in church and the feeling she had when she became baptized years ago. She is praying and reading more which is amazing to see! Hope that they will be able to come back to church soon!
We had a baptism this past with from a little girl who turned 8! It was a very special baptism and she just looked so happy after when we were talking to her!
My Father sent me a talk to read this past week called Stand Forever which was AMAZING!! It really showed me the importance of the little things with our faith and that we constantly need to continue growing and becoming fully converted!!
We must be grounded on the rock of revelation, and although we may not know the answer to every question, we must know the answers to the primary questions. And if we do, the gates of hell shall not prevail against us and we will stand forever.
I love being a missionary and I am soo excited for General Conference and to be able to listen to the Prophet, Apostles and Leaders of the church!
Hope you all have a great week and always remember that God loves you and you are worth something!!! ❤