Well I survived another week here in Nederland. This week was not what I was expecting but amazing in a lot of ways!!There are two things that I want to share that were huge testimony builders for me!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
This week was nothing at all like what I expected. At the beginning of the week, we had 14 lessons planned. We also had joint teaches for most, if not all of them. Then everyone started cancelling. EVERYONE. We didn't end up meeting with 5 of our baptismal dates the entire week. It was really strange and unexpected. When everything was being cancelled, Sister Spencer and I began to be very frustrated and doubtful. How are we supposed to baptize 6 people and see a miracle if they don't meet with us? But then the answer came. We realized that the real miracles happen when it appears like it isn't going to happen. We had been so blessed with everything working out that we began to expect that and not really appreciate the miracles. We both realized though that when the 28th of June comes and these people are baptized that will be the true miracle because right now, we aren't entirely sure how we are going to make it happen.I also learned this week that the Lord works in mysterious ways. Because we didn't have any of those appointments, we went and looked up people that we wouldn't have otherwise. We found potential investigators that we were truly prepared. Yesterday, we were contacting in the Centrum and there was this man sitting on a bench. He said before we came and talked to him, he was thinking about what he needed to do with his life. He was trying to decide if he should go to church or not. He said he had also been praying to know what God wanted him to do. He said it was no coincidence that we were there talking to him at that precise moment. It was as if the Lord was showing him the way. It was incredible!! We weren't even supposed to be contacting in the Centrum but one of our appointments had fallen through. What appeared to be an annoyance, turned into the Lord answering a man's prayer. We also met with a few of our potentials this week. I had forgotten how amazing they were. They are excited to meet with us in a few weeks when school gets out. Oh there are golden people everywhere!! We met with a few of our inactive members and it went really well. One of them was baptized 20 years ago and really hasn't been to church since. She has forgotten everything. She is searching so much right now and we love meeting with her!! She is making a lot of progress!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Wow, what an incredible week in Breda!!!I honestly don't know where to begin or even where to end. It has just been amazing!! Tuesday we had an appointment with a family we have been teaching and they bore their testimonies to us. We didn't know they knew the Book of Mormon was true...we were shocked!! They are getting baptized on the 28 of June. Guess what??!!! That means we have 6 baptisms for the 28th of June!! I am still reeling from that one! I am so excited to have 6 baptisms. I don't know if I will be here to see them baptized which is the hard part(because transfers are the Wednesday before) but as long as they are baptized!! We are crazy busy now!! We have so many lessons to teach and so much to prepare!! It is going to be a very busy month!
|Sister Spencer and Sister Adams in Breda|