Monday, April 7, 2014

4 Seasons in a Year?

Nope. It's actually 4 seasons in just one day. Colorado weather. Cray.

But, good week, good week! We put K and N on a baptismal date. K had already accepted the invitation to baptism but N hadn't. So when we asked her if she'd be willing to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized by the priesthood authority of God, she looked over to her mom and said, "Can we!?" Her mom said yes. N was SO happy! She's so cute. She takes notes on our lessons and writes down questions she has when she studies the Book of Mormon.

Half-way through the week, we got a call from K and she said that N was devastated because she thought her dad and brother wouldn't be able to attend their baptism because they're not members. But we were like, gurl, naw! Everyone is invited to baptisms! (Maybe not exactly like that, but you catch my drift, yeah?) But she was so relieved. I'm telling ya, she's a cutie!

We also met two little girls, 12 and 13. One of the girls' name has an apostrophe in it. So cool. But they opened the door and Sister H introduced ourselves and asked, "Do you have a belief in Jesus Christ?" One of the girls' eyes opened way wide and was like, "Yeah! Of course!" And we were like, whoa now that's he kind of response we've been praying for! So we said a prayer with them and just before we asked if we could come back to share a message, the other girl asked US to return to say another prayer! Two new investigators! #miracleshappen

Also, Sister H and I decided to adapt the lyrics to Myra's "Miracles Happen" song to the real world: Miracles happen ev-er-y day! When you have faaaaaaaaaaaiiiith!

Anyway, General Conference this past weekend was grrrreat! It's amazing how much personal revelation you can receive from listening in a chapel. Saturday, only missionaries were at the chapel. So, like, 8 people in total. It was a little sad. But it makes sense since people can watch it on TV and the Internet and other technology stuff I really don't care about.

But we visited some members who just moved into the ward. They said they received revelation during General Conference that they need to start having Family Home Evening lessons from Preach My Gospel but they didn't know how to go about doing that. Lo, and behold, the sister missionaries called them and asked to visit them. That was their answer!

When we were there, they showed us Elder Dallin H. Oaks's talk from the priesthood session Saturday evening about priesthood authority versus priesthood keys/holders. He explained everything SO WELL. Those years of law school paid off for him. But, really, every member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints absolutely NEEDS to listen to his words and everyone who may not be a member is always welcome to listen! Here's the link. I've made it easier for you. Now listen.

But all I can say is that I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ because of this priesthood power of which Elder Oaks so eloquently spoke of. This priesthood power is the difference between the true church of Jesus Christ and other churches that may preach good, but not the fullness of the truth. The keys to this power is given only to men on Earth today. God knows exactly what He's doing. He's God. And all of this simply comes down to our trust in Him. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church, I will abide by however this church is organized because, ultimately, He knows better than I!

Sister Wen

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