Monday, October 3, 2016
It's October Third
It's October third and I didn't even wear pink so clearly I'm not in control of my life.
In other news, I learned how to say "I do what I want" in Spanish! HAGO LO QUE QUIERO. That's pretty much my favorite thing to say, so I'm pretty pleased with myself.
We met the coolest new gator this week! Her name is Sherry. Her son unexpectedly died about 6 months ago so we testified super hard about eternal families and taught her the Resto right there! She is so sweet! She was raised methodist so she takes the bible very seriously. That made Sister Neeley and I a tad bit nervous because often people like that have a hard time accepting the Book of Mormon. Well, when we taught her about it the Spirit was so strong and she was way curious about it! She went to Key West with her daughter this weekend, so we haven't been able to see her since, but I know that if she's been doing her part she'll have received an answer!
And that brings me to Gen Conf. Um...why didn't somebody tell me how amazing it is before now! I'm just kidding...BUT REALLY. I guess I've never paid that close of attention before but I'm sure grateful I did this time. I'm only human, so I caught the nods a few times in that dark chapel, but I had mini starbursts and dried apricots to save me! I felt like every talk came from a chapter of Preach My Gospel. It was so wonderful to hear counsel that applies directly to me and the questions I'm having right now. I've always known with my head that I can receive an answer specific to me from conference, but now I know from experience! Man I'm grateful for a living prophet and apostles.
None of our investigators came to church, so that was sad. Sister Neeley and I had to drop a lot of people, but I know that the Lord is making sure we have the faith to drop people that aren't elect so he can lead us to the people that truly are ready.
I saw a miracle this week-Sister Neeley and I prayed and came up with a vision of the family the Lord wants us to find, teach, and baptize in October. Our family has Latin roots but prefers to be taught in English and attend an English ward. The mother experienced a loss in the past that has made her wary of the future. Well, I'm pretty sure we found them! Fabiola is from Mexico but when we asked she said she would prefer English missionaries! She and her daughter were both interested in having us come back. We're going back to teach them tonight, but it's just crazy how God will give you exactly what you pray for.
Sister Neeley and I recorded a couple stories for you all, so I'll send those your way! In the meantime, I love you, I pray for you, and I'm so grateful for your support!