Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hola Amigos!

You all are sick of me saying this... But this week (again) was FULL of miracles!

Also ps. My sweet sis Lynds updated my blog with all the pictures that didn't go through last week. Haha (sistermorganinmissouri.blogspot.com

Anyways, back to this week. So many exciting things happened. Here are the top 5:

- our investigator, Kyle. Ahh! We invited him to be baptized on Friday and he said yes! He has been wanting to be baptized for a while now, he has just been wanting his mom and dad to be more supportive and they have been gradually becoming more supportive. This Sunday at church, he was soo happy. It is so amazing to see him progress and see him change so much from the time we first met him. This gospel changes lives! He has so much light about him and is always so happy.

"When you choose to follow Jesus Christ, you choose to be changed" -President Benson

 And THEN, yesterday, we got a call from a woman in our ward, whose son (John) has been really good friends with him and said that Kyle has some news for us but wanted to tell us in person.... So he came to the Visitors' Center while we were on shift to tell us. He came running in and was so happy and said that his dad said he could tell baptized and that he wanted us to push his baptism date up a week so that his friend, John, could be there and baptize him before he heads off to school. We are planning on September 5 for his baptism and we are all soo excited for him!! Miracles happen people. I can't even describe to you the feeling of joy that comes from watching and helping people change their lives around and seeing them find so much joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
Thank you so much for the prayers that were directed to him this past week. It is through faith, that miracles are brought about! 

Quick scripture break before we move onto the next miracle:
Moroni 7:35-37. I love these scriptures that I read this morning. Has God ceased to be a God of miracles? Absolutely not. I can testify that He still is and always will be a God of miracles. 

- so, this whole week has been a miracle. We found 7 new investigators, which is, for us, HUGE! All of the investigators we found are solid too. They all really want to learn more. Three of those investigators speak Spanish.... And only Spanish. Ha. I want to tell you Rosa Maria's story. We found her when we were looking for a less active member in her apartment complex. And we were able to set up a return appointment with her for Sunday. Before I go on, quick shout out to my mom, dad, and Sr. Peterson. Thank you so so sooo much for giving me the opportunity to learn so much Spanish. 
Anyways, we have been studying so much Spanish up until Sunday. And praying so much for the ability to teach this lady in her native language. I have read a whole 4 chapters from the Spanish Book of Mormon (ha which is not a lot for the amount of time I spent haha)
Anyways, fast forward to the lesson. We were able to teach the whole first lesson (the Restoration) in Spanish. And... I think she understood it! Haha jk, she did. Thank goodness for the members. I was trying to translate back and forth for Sister Hansen throughout the lesson. And wow, everything that I was understanding and was able to speak in the lesson was because of the help of God. It was incredible. When we were telling her the first vision, the spirit was so strong and seriously the whole lesson, the spirit was so strong. We were talking with her about how Christ came to the Americas after He was resurrected. And we read in 3 Nephi 11 with her of when Christ came to preach to the Nephites. Ahh! Guys! We invited her to baptized and she said maybe and told us that she already knew that Christ came to the Americas (wow. sooo prepared for this message!!) she told us of these dreams that she has had.. Pretty much exactly what we read in chapter 11. 
And yeah.. Miracles happen. I can promise you all that everything and anything Rosa Maria learned in that lesson was through the Spirit, and not through what we were telling her... Because.. Well... We don't know Spanish!!! Haha. Heavenly Father is preparing everyone to hear and accept His gospel and it is such a blessing to be able to see that. 

- we went to the Kansas City Temple on Saturday to do baptisms with Randy, one of our recent converts and it was such an incredible experience. 


The temple is amazing. The opportunity that we all have to be sealed to our families for eternity in these temples is so incredible and such a blessing! I can't even begin to describe to you how important temples are and my feelings towards the blessings that come from them. 

- this week is going to be an absolutely crazy one. We are transitioning EVERYTHING over to iPads. And our mission president wants what normally takes other missions months to transition and record everything to take 1 WEEK for this mission.... Haha yeah. We are supposed to spend two hours each day transitioning our records to the iPad. Which... When we already have a 6 hour VC shift, 3 hours of study, 7 new investigators to try to visit, and other appointments to teach, it can be hard to find the time.

- and, I can't remember what the fifth thing was that I was going to tell you, so I just want to tell you that I love you all. And want to let you know how much I LOVE this gospel and how much it changes lives. If you haven't read the Book of Mormon, read it. If you haven't prayed, pray. And if you have done both of those things, keep doing them. This gospel is for anyone and everyone. Jesus Christ lives everyone. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and died on the cross for you. He knows everything you are going through and is always there to help you and comfort you. He has never and will never forget about you. Don't forget about Him!

Love you all,
Sister Morgan


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