Well this week was pretty awesome. We saw alot of progress with our investigators which was a huge miracle. The spirit was working on peoples hearts hard this week as we uncovered alot of hidden thoughts this week that had been holding people back. We have people we have been working with for weeks and weeks and they werent progressing or changing and we couldnt figure out why and then this week they finally told us and everything became so much more clear!! it was really amazing.
One of the biggest miracles we saw was that one of our english course students is praying and reading the scriptures. It is difficult to describe the level of "miracleness" that this entails but seriously. When we first met him he didnt listen to the spirtiual thoughts at english course, and hadn't been to church or prayed in years. Then just recently he passed a really big exam because he is studying to become a lawyer and he has to take another one so ALL HE DOES IS STUDY. We told him that if he prayed and read the scriptures that Heavenly Father would bless him and he would find more peace But we called him the other day and he was like Sisters I pray every evening and im reading the bible!! and we were like WHAT???? that's awesome! and he was like "is it good? is that right? i think its helps" and we were like "ya thats great!! You could also read the book of mormon"...... and he was like "okay i will try it." EEEK. it was so happy.
Then yesterday we did a jesso which is basically us standing in the piazza trying to talk to people as they walk by. So after two hours of this and alot of "nos" and "we're catholics".. and a couple finger wags at me.. and then all of this.. we were packing up and this woman that i had talked to a couple weeks ago at another Jesso who told me that she sees sorella Argyle and i walking and she appreciates that we are always just happy and smiling, walked by and bacced me and then was like "are you staying?, you said you might leave soon," and i was like "no were staying here" and she was like "oh good!" and then she walked away.. and this might seem so small and insignificant but it really was a tender mercy from the lord to have someone who i was important to, or even just that said hello to me. It was so so happy! I have a friend!!! :)
I was studying the Holy Ghost this week and found this talk from James E. Faust from October 1999 General Conference and he said that the Holy Ghost is one of the greatest sources of Hope that we can find from outside of ourselves. I had never thought of the Holy Ghost as a source of Hope but he really is. President Faust also talked about how we either live in hope or we work in despair and it just really hit me how important hope is in our everyday lives. That's why a knowledge of the savior and his love for us is so important. Sometimes it is the comfort and knowledge from the Holy Ghost that is what keeps us from the working in despair to pushing through with hope.
|Our English Students Michele and Jean Luca|