Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

So this week was really hard well… more boring. It’s harder when you are bored. Everyone canceled on us this week and we haven't been able to get a hold of many of the people that we teach. So we went to work looking for new people to teach. We talked with everyone! It was a lot of fun and weird some times! I found out that when you are talking to people and they feel the sprit, if they don't know what it is, they will just start hitting on you. The light of Christ really dose make you look better. In the end we found two people for the elders to teach! :) Also goes to show you that we really do have something that those around us can see and they want in their lives. ; )

 We had a really cool experience yesterday at a member’s house for dinner. The Sister was from Japan and a convert; her mother was visiting her and has never showed any interest in the church. Well it was Sister Satinis turn to give the dinner thought and she whipped out the plan of salvation and testified so powerfully. Before we left we asked the mother if we could come back and teach her the rest of God’s plan for her and she was excited. It was really neat to see her heart soften and change. The daughter, Sister Ruben, was blown away that her mother even listened.  To add to the coolness Sister Satini was having a really hared time with her English and Brother Reuben had to translate it in to Japanese because the mother didn't speak any English at all. The spirit translates into every heart.

Lately We have been trying to listen to the spirit as much as we can and I have been guided to a lot of people that haven't been home! I wasn't really sure why this was until I was daydreaming in church yesterday and realized that the Lord is trying to see if I will really listen. If I'm really willing to do what he wants me to. This was one of those mind-blowing moments that just made my testimony grow so much. We can't always see why the Lord asks us to do something not even after we have done them. But we are not meant to know all that God knows in this life or understand why he has us do the things we do. I was then reminded of a talk I read that morning From A Mountain To Climb Talk. 

"One of the characteristics of trials in life is that they seem to make clocks slow down and then appear almost to stop. "There are reasons for that. Knowing those reasons may not give much comfort, but it can give you a feeling of patience. Those reasons come from this one fact: in Their perfect love for you, Heavenly Father and the Savior want you fitted to be with Them to live in families forever. Only those washed perfectly clean through the Atonement of Jesus Christ can be there."

The Lord is preparing all of us for what he wants us to be, if we only let him we can become more then we could ever imagine.
I love you all you are in my prayers stay strong.
Sister Cannaday
p.s. A man just past me a note asking about Joseph Smith. How cool is that?


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