Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Miracle May


This week has been a good one!  Sister Walker and I have been planning very thoroughly every day.  We even plan the meals we eat.  Actually it is really fun.  When you plan a happy day, generally you have a happy day.  It doesn't mean that trials don't come, but I have realized on my mission the power of choices.  We CAN "choose the harder right" as President Monson has counseled. What a blessing!

Miracles of the week!

1)  We had four lessons in our area on Sunday!!  This does not happen every day. I want to share with you all specifically two of the lessons. 
1. There were two non-members guys from town side who asked two sisters in the ward if they could attend church on Sunday.  They had never been, they just wanted to go.  Later we heard that they had, the night before, been asking the girls about our beliefs.  Well, for the second hour of church we didn't have a gospel principles class. No problem!  The 2 girls, 2 guys, and us 2 missionaries found a room and taught them the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The Spirit was so strong!  They are golden and so down-to-earth.  Fun people to teach.   Next week they have agreed to come again.  Gotta love those unexpected blessings.
2.  An investigator who we have previously had trouble meeting with finally met with us and loved that the message of the restoration would bless his family.  I think he is one of the most sincere people I have ever met.  At the end of the lesson he committed to be baptized on June 11th.  He almost jumped at the opportunity.  How can you not just smile all day after something like that? 

To know that someone else may have the opportunity to feel what so many of us do as members of the church is just about the best feeling in the world.  I love these people.  I am so happy that they are finding the same happiness as the Spirit testifies to their hearts that what we teach is true.  It is true.  I will continuously bare my witness of that.

The other miracle is that we are doing "Miracle May" as a mission.  Each zone set a goal for number of baptisms.  The VC set 8 as a goal.  This last week we get another 4 and now we are up to 9!   I cannot believe it!  We thought we set a pretty high goal, but we still have two weeks to go.  The Lord is working His miracles!

I love you all! Have an amazing week!

Sister Lindsay Evans

Photo 1 - Dinner with our investigator.  These girls are the sweetest.  We ended up not having time to make food so we went to a little local joint called Seven Brothers.  
 Photo 2 - This spider was found in our bedroom.  How terrible is that? Haha.  It's the size of the palm of my hand and faster than any other spider I have seen.
Photo 3 - People think that Hawaiian food is all fruits and coconuts.  In reality, most of the time it's meat and carbs in all their varieties.

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