Monday, June 2, 2014

I'm so happy and will be eternally grateful for my mission.

What a week! I have so many stories to tell you guys, but am going to save them for when I get home haha. Im starting to meet all of our investigators and all of the members in this ward and they are so awesome! Wow this ward is so strong and makes missionary work so much easier with the help of the ward members. We have an awesome ward missionary leader who works so hard with us. 

We were visiting a family who are members and met an uncle there. He had been inactive for 20 years. We pretty much forced him to listen to us, but we felt prompted that we needed to teach him. As we began to get to know him, 3 little kids started running around screaming and playing and the family was all over the place too. We barely could hear each other. We asked him why he left the church and as soon as he paused to answer, the power went out. He told us he read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it once, but didnt receive an answer so left the church. We told him the importance of praying every time after he read to know if it was true.  We promised him an answer if he read and prayed with faith and a true intent. We finished the lesson in the dark, pretty much yelling so he could hear us. He started to open up to us and committed to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. I know the Lord had put him in our path and that the Lord is aware of him.

Theres a sister that was serving in another zone as I was and she was telling me that they were teaching a man who doesnt have any legs and that he wouldnt accept a baptimal commitment because he was scared to be baptized. She said that they had family home evening with President Klein and he asked him if he recently got baptized, confusing him with our old investigator Cristobal. President Klein told him that there was another investigator like him without any legs who was just recently baptized. This  gave him confidence and he recently accepted to be baptized with a specific date! Cristobal was an example to someone who he doesnt even know! 

Weve seen a lot of miracles this week. I now know how protected missionaries are and how crucial it is to follow the Holy Ghost. I am grateful for this time to learn how to recognize the promptings of the spirit and how to always act right away. 

We were able to do a lot of contacting last week and have a lot of service opportunities. This week we start exchanges. We get to travel all over the mission and learn from other sister missionaries. Im so excited!  Here we go!  I LOVE THIS WORK! Im so happy and will be eternally grateful for my mission. Everything has become so black and white now and hope I never go back to the grey area. I know with my whole heart that what Im teaching is true, it wouldnt be worth eating cow intestines if it wasnt.

Hermana Sherman

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