October 31, 2016




Hermana Wasden

Miracles and Clouds of Darkness Removed

This week was a lot better. We are starting to see the fruits of our labors. People started letting us in and sometimes when they do they are lonely and want to talk for hours. I have learned just how much the worth of one soul is to our Heavenly Father. It doesn´t matter if our numbers for teaching are low or we don´t teach a lesson because these people are talking. All that matters is that the people feel the Spirit and the love of their Heavenly Father through us. Also I played the piano for our stake conference yesterday and I was so nervous. I stepped foot in the door and they were like, ¨HEY! Thank goodness you are here. We need a piano player.¨ I have just learned to go with it and what the Lord wants. I think it was very special. The primary kids were singing with me too so that warmed my heart. I love how Heavenly Father does that for me. He always uses children as a comfort for me. Plus they were feeding me their snacks too so that was a bonus. Anyway we had some pretty cool experiences this week.

We started teaching Irkania´s husband and he is actually listening. What a miracle! We´ve tried teaching him before and he wouldn´t try to sit down but now he is. We can just see how much he loves his wife and how much he wants to do what´s best for her. Then one day this week we were contacting and we found a house that let us in immediately. Then as we were teaching, a neighbor walked in and just started listening and after we finished teaching, she was like, ¨Hey, come over to my house right now and teach my family!¨ So we did just that and we felt right at home there. They fed us and gave us some juice. They made sure we were doing alright. It was just amazing!

Today we made carmel popcorn and bought matching Jarabacoa shirts. Those are the pictures that I attached. The popcorn is in the pumpkin bags that my mom sent me.

I felt the prompting to share this scripture this week. It is in Helaman 5 verses 40 and 41. It says:

40 And it came to pass that the Lamanites said unto him: What shall we do, that this cloud of darkness may be removed from overshadowing us?
41 And Aminadab said unto them: You must repent, and cry unto the voice, even until ye shall have faith in Christ, who was taught unto you by Alma, and Amulek, and Zeezrom; and when ye shall do this, the cloud of darkness shall be removed from overshadowing you.

This is when the people are surrounded by a cloud of darkness and they feel like they can never get out, but through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and through our faith in Him all the clouds of darkness will be taken away from us. We all have dark moments of our life and we feel like we can´t move on, but if we just trust in Jesus Christ and His redeeming power EVERYTHING will be taken away from us. I love you all and hope that we can all get our clouds of darkness taken away from us. Have a great week!

Hermana Maikoski


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