On Tuesday, during personal study, we get a call from one of our favorite members and she tells us she has been up since 3:45 AM thinking about someone the spirit woke her up and told her she needed to share the gospel with and she was going to call her today and invite her to take the lessons. We were low-key freaking out because this is exactly what missionaries tirelessly try to help their members do. Miracle number ONE for the day. Later that night we were contacting some people, and the thought came into my mind pretty strongly to knock on a door that was across the street.
We did and we were immediately invited into this humble little living room where we taught to boys and a mother about the Restoration. They want this in their life and have been searching. MIRACLE NUMBA 2
Wednesday was hard because sometimes, being a missionary is really hard. I felt like all the joy and motivation was sucked out of me, and then after 8 hours of just going through the motions, we went to Book of Mormon class and the spirit taught me something very valuable.
There is only one enemy, and it's Satan. Satan wants you to think that other things or people are the enemy. But they are not. Your parents are not the enemy. Trunky-ness is not the enemy. You are not the enemy. Just Satan. Once I realize this I can recognize what he is trying to do, and I can better fight him. I realized then that Satan was putting these negative thoughts in my mind that day, and it was really easy to blame it on the weather, on our investigators who wouldn't call us back, on anything. But it was really just him, trying to distract me from my work, from my purpose. That was a cool lesson. NOT TODAY, SATAN
Ashley, our investigator, is struggling to progress. She loves the Book of Mormon, but refuses to go to church and wont tell us why.
Ryan, the one who approached us in church and asked us to be baptized, is amazing. We taught him and his younger sister on Saturday and they are on date to be baptized on February 11th! they are both so excited about the Gospel, and their mother is starting to soften her heart toward coming to church again. She even bore testimony to her children of the truthfulness of the first vision. It was powerful.
On Sunday, we taught Beth. Beth is Sister McBride's friend, the one who called us during studies to tell us she was going to invite her friend. It was an incredible lesson, because the McBride family most taught the whole thing. Member work is such a blessing. Beth is excited to read the Book of Mormon and come to know of these things for herself!
I don't know why God is so good to me, but I know it has nothing to do with me. Love you all!