Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Happy Easter

Happy Easter!!! (Yesterday!!)

We saw the guy who gave $150 to the congregation yesterday. (I forgot to mention he got the money back.) He's still planning on coming to conference next week!

We also saw the pastors wife again. She's really awesome. I love her so much. The only issues is she works the night shift, so she's asleep all day. The only time we can meet with here is on Tuesday and it would be easier if we could meet with her more then once a week. But it's all good.

This week, Sister Camilleri and I met a lady that was selling her house. We were just walking, she waved at us and we went over to talk to her. (Why pass up an invitation like that?) After talking to her a bit, she let us come inside so she could show us what she remodeled in her house. We got a tour, she showed us she has those secure window things (can't remember what they are called.) What's interesting about the whole thing is she kept telling us she doesn't even let her neighbors come in her house. Maybe the only reason she let us in, was so we could tell everyone about her house. But i'm continuously surprised at how much strangers trust us sometimes. For example, we are just going door to door tracting and some people, (not all) tell us their whole life story, (no we don't ask them to us it either) and what's weird is they don't know why they trust us. It's not like we did something amazing to deserve that trust.
Yeahhhhhhhh... Lost my train of thought...

Anyways.

Awesome experience of the week!
So the elders before us met a guy named Alex. We have been trying to get a hold of him bu he's never been home. This week when we went over there to see if he was home, his mom answered the door. She said we could come back later in the week. (She wasn't feeling good that day.) We came back on Thursday and had a lesson. Just before we started talking about Joseph Smith, we asked if she had any questions. She told us that she doesn't understand why there are so many churches when we asll serve the same God. It was a perfect transition.

Speaking of which, I'm always mind blown when we share the Joseph Smith story. I expected more people to think we are crazy or say something about how that's impossible. But everyone just sits back quietly and listens. I was told (it was in the MTC or with Sister Reed) that we just have to speak the truth. It doesn't need to be fancily worded. Just clear truth. (Example: God loves you, or telling the First Vision in Joseph Smith's words.) When to teach doctrine in clear simple truth, it gives the Holy Ghost the opportunity to testify. And that is a HUGE testimony builder for me.

We thought we were going to have three investigators at Church so we asked the gospel principles teacher to teach a lesson on prophets. (The spirit of the Lord told us that prophets was the lesson our investigators needed to hear.) Only one showed up at church and he didn't come to class. But it was good because the teacher really needed to teach that lesson.

All and all, a fantastic week! :)

-Sister Hayes
(28 March 2016)

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