So here is a recap of the week:
So Sister Peterson is my new companion. She is from Eastern Washington and this is her last transfer. She isn't trunky at all and wants to work so hard her last transfer - such a blessing.
Tuesday night we were tracting and met these four 9 yr. olds who were asking us questions and asking if they could have a bible. We taught them also about the Book of Mormon and gave them pass-along cards to show their parents. It is amazing how close children are to the Spirit. I have had so many experience where children know who we are and want their parents to listen to us. Little kids just know!
Wednesday we had district meeting, and I also needed to plan out exchanges this week. I was feeling a little overwhelmed with taking over the area, transfers, exchanges, etc. So that night I got a blessing from our district leader and it helped so much. I know the power of the priesthood is real. Heavenly Father has helped me so much this week. After the blessing we went tracting and we met a man named Gib. As we talked to him we discovered that he had a friend who is a member that gave him a Book of Mormon about 20 years ago. Gib read the whole Book of Mormon and told us he knows it is true! SAY WHAAATTT?! That has never happened before. At the end of the contact the spirit was prompting me to invite him to baptism. Right when I was about to his neighbor drove by and started talking to Gib. Satan is so real and was trying to distract Gib. However, after talking with his neighbor Gib focused right back into our conversation. I invited him to be baptized and he said yes! It was the coolest feeling ever. WHAT A MIRACLE!!! He also told us that after talking with us he had a desire to start reading the Book of Mormon again. We texted him a couple days later and he said he is reading 1 Nephi right now!!! I am so grateful Heavenly Father led us to Gib!
We taught Khoa this week. The language barrier is still a challenge but he was able to understand why we pray and that we can live with God again after we die. The Spirit taught Khoa and testified what we were teaching was true!
Since I have been in Star Lake we have been working with a less active. She has health problems that prevent her from coming to church. We have talked to her about the temple. She has such a desire to come to church and go to the temple.
Sunday morning we were walking out to the car and we saw one of our neighbors trying to push her car into a parking stall. We asked if we could help and she told us she was fine but we could tell she really needed it. So we were trying to help her start her car. Neither of us had jumper cables so we pushed her car over to the side so it wouldn't be in the middle of the road. After we started pushing it the car almost started. So we tried pushing it again (the whole time I am praying) and it started. Heavenly Father answered our prayers and helped us get to church in record time so we wouldn't be late. At church the less active came. She hasn't been to church in 2 years! It was a miracle. She received a blessing and is now enrolled in temple prep! What a blessing!
The youth challenge has been going well. The youth have been sharing their experiences with us about how they shared the gospel this week using social media. For many of them it led to their friends asking them about the Plan of Salvation. The youth used doctrinal mastery scriptures to teach them more. It was so cool to hear about how they shared the gospel. It helped me see that this youth challenge was truly inspired by Heavenly Father!
I am so grateful to be part of these miracles and see the hand of the Lord lead and guide this work. Being a missionary is hard but the best thing ever!!!
Hope you all have a great week.