Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What a week!

This week was crazy busy but so wonderful! We started the week with exchanges on tuesday and district meeting on wednesday and then friday we got to practice singing a few songs with missionaries! We are preparing for a missionary fireside we will be having next Sunday where a big group of missionaries are singing songs. It's going to be so wonderful and powerful, I am so excited!!! I get to be in a little group that is "Be Still My Soul" and it is such a beautiful arrangement! And Sunday we had the primary program which was SO wonderful! At the end we sang "We'll Bring the World His Truth" and there were many tears! It was the sweetest experience!

So many Miracles this week!!!!

Miracle #1: Sammy is our neighbor and very inactive. When we first met him he was not interested at all in coming back to church but the more we see him the more he softens up. He was determined to come to church this week to see the primary program but didn't end up making it because his brother signed him up for work. SO CLOSE! But he'll be there next week! So the miracle is that on wednesday night we were knocking our apartment complex and we saw him getting out of his car. He grudgingly said "hi sisters". He then explained that he had just been in a really bad mood and was super angry but as soon as he saw us he calmed down. We talked to him for a bit and explained to him that the spirit led us to be here at the right time so we could help calm him down and remind him of what's important. Then we asked if he would pray and he said no. I felt prompted  to tell him something Richard G. Scott told  us in the devotional he gave at the MTC while I was there. He said "pray when you don't feel like praying". So I told Sammy that and he finally agreed to pray and it was one of the most beautiful prayers I have ever heard! He started crying!! The spirit was so powerful it was such an incredible experience!

Miracle #2: So lots of families in our ward have been asking for the names of our investigators so they can specifically pray for them. Also, a member offered to put our investigators' names on the temple roll. Because of these prayers, time miraculously opened up for Karen! We were able to teach her this week and she was able to come to all 3 hours of church on Sunday! We are hoping to hold her baptism either this Saturday or next Saturday!!! Her client is in the hospital so we kind of feel bad that we are happy he is in the hospital because it is an answer to prayer and it allows us to teach Karen and prepare her for baptism!

Miracle #3: Also related to the prayers our members are saying for our investigators. We taught Gideon last night and he committed to be baptized on the 16th of November!!!!

Heavenly Father answers prayers! He knows us and loves us so much! He is aware of all of His children individually!

GAH! I am so grateful to be a missionary! I am so blessed to see so many miracles and to be able to be an instrument in the Lord's hands! Something that has popped up in my studies this week is when Christ visited Peter and the apostles after he was resurrected and Christ asked Peter if he loved Him 3 times. I want to be able to answer boldy "YES LORD, I LOVE THEE!" I am grateful for the opportunity I have as a missionary to show my love to him and serve his lost sheep!

I love this gospel so much! The church is true! Jesus Christ lives! And he loves us so much and so individually! I love you all so much! I hope you have a fantastic week!


Sister Tingey

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