All I know is this gospel is true. It´s just so true and I know that God is up there in charge of everything!!! With all of that being said, this week has been absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!!!
I have never in my life felt so much real, deep, lasting peace. I have never in my life felt the spirit so powerfully! I have never in my life testified so deeply with so much conviction, and I have never in my life felt the spirit work through me so frequently and powerfully as I have felt this week! It truly was a week of miracles! And this work truly is a mighty work and a wonder! :)
SOOOOOOO to start out, this last Sunday, not yesterday but the week before, we fasted. Me and my companion prayed to find 30 new investigators in 30 days. We put all our faith and prayers into that because we knew it was God´s will for us too!!! So we started the search!! And 6 days had passed and we had only found 1 new investigator. Fern., she is incredible!!! She was a miracle but we just found 1. And so we were talking and saying like we know we haven´t done all of our part to find these people, and we felt a lil sad but we prayed, right before knocking on the door of a less active lady we contacted the other day to teach her. So we prayed and she came out and let us in! She told us, “Oh perfect! My kids can listen too!” I went to the bathroom and when I came out, I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES!!!! Her four boys Jo. (12yrs), Jon (13), V. (10) and J. (12) were all sitting in a row on the couch, all of them not members of the church, ready to listen! We shared a story from the Book of Mormon where they all read and participated and answered question. It was a BLAST teaching them! We walked out and practically started screaming!!! 4 NEW INVESTIGATORS!!! Then we had about 45 minutes before our next lesson, so we prayed before beginning to contact. We thanked God, and pleaded for his help to guide us to someone who we could share the Easter video with, and I kid you not he led us directly to them!!!! The first street, the first house we knocked on, a girl came out, when back inside, grabbed the keys and let us in! She only had 10 years and we asked if her parents were there, she said yes, we entered to find a COMPLETE FAMILY and we taught all of them! Jos. and P. (mom and dad) and B.and A.! (kids) and their lil baby!! They have listened to the missionaries before. We left to our lesson LITERALLY BURSTING WITH JOY and gratitude! Then we taught the most powerful lesson about repentance to R. and G., who have word of wisdom problems, and I have never given a more sincere testimony, and I have never felt the spirit so strongly!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!! GOD IS SO MERCIFUL WITH US!!!! And yesterday we found one more new investigator, so all in all, this week we found 10 investigators, and we KNOW the Lord guided us in every step!!!!!! What a marvelous work. And we are still in wonder!! :)
I love this work so much! I know with all my heart God´s plan is absolutely perfect for each and every one of us!!! If we will follow the Spirit, he will literally direct us in ALL things!!! Follow the spirit!! Be a 1st Responder!!!! And love every minute of this amazing journey! I love you guys so much! Keep us in your prayers!!!! And have the BEST week!!!
Love, Hermana Christensen.