Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Sure Hope


Many miracles again of course.  Sometime they are small, yet they are very significant.  I love the scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 64:33, "Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great."

We met someone two people from Estonia in the Visitors' Center and quickly rushed to find anything and everything we had for them in Estonian.   We didn't have anything, but luckily they spoke English.  When we showed her the many different copies of the Book of Mormon in all different languages, we asked if she had ever read the Book of Mormon and she said that she hadn't.  We showed her the display copy of the only Estonian thing we had in the back - the Book of Mormon.  Her and her boyfriend were very surprised to see it. As we spoke we found out that the young adult girl had spoken to missionaries on the bus in Estonia multiple times before.  We asked if she would like to meet with missionaries in Estonia and she declined.  Then we offered her a free Book of Mormon in Estonian and explained that missionaries could deliver it to her in Estonia and explain more about it. "Sure!", she said.  It's funny how things like that happen.  

After she accepted the Book of Mormon, we showed them a touching video about families and temples.  It explained that our families can be together even after this life.  I truly felt that her ancestors who had passed on were aware of her in that moment and were eager for her to learn these precious, simple truths.  I know their hearts were touched and I can't wait to see what comes of it in Estonia. 

Another miracle from this week took place in our proselyting area. One of the less-active members of the church we know has started to warm up to us.  She even let us into her house for a moment.  She is so sweet and we are excited to continue to be there for her.  The funny thing was that it the "warming up" all started with a simple act of service.   Missionary work does not need to be complicated.  It shouldn't be complicated!  It is all about reaching out in love to our brothers and sisters and sharing the happiness that we have.  What a wonderful message we bring.

I know that God lives.  Jesus Christ is His son and our Savior.  It is because of what he did that I can have hope.

Ether 12:4 "Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God."

Love you all! Aloha!

Sister Evans

Photo 1 - One of our tram drivers at the PCC.  We all him Mui Mui meaning "sleep sleep".  Sometimes he drops off food for all the Sisters.  A lot of good food. 

Photo 2 - He does and He will!

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