Well, This week has been quite the ride!! Actually the past two days have been the craziest days ever!!!! So Friday was the Trunk or Treat and that was fun! There were a lot of people who brought non member friends so that was really cool! We were introduced to so many new people! And then we had an exchange so that was fun! Sister C and I stayed in Dana Point and Sister R came; while Sister O went to San Clemente with Sister G. Saturday was really good. We went and helped Nori clean her house. Then we went to the old folks home and that's always fun. We went to a member's home and taught her a short lesson which was really powerful. Then we went contacting at the harbor and guess who we saw??? KYLE AND SAM!!!!! BOTH of them were there at the same time!! We taught them the Restoration and they seemed really receptive to the message that we shared with them! Super awesome! So that was the highlight and miracle of Saturday.
Sunday: We go to church and think nothing is going to happen. At least nothing too exciting. Oh how we were wrong! As we were sitting in Gospel Principles, a member, Brother V, walks in with a new lady, Taylor. He introduces her to us and then asks us if we would be able to take her to Relief Society. We say of course we can! So as we are walking from Gospel Principles to Relief Society, we start getting to know Taylor. She has been through a lot during this last couple weeks. Sister O was prompted to ask her if she would like a priesthood blessing. Upon further explanation of what that is, she says she would love one! So we go and get the elders and Brother V to come and give her a blessing. We go to a room that is unoccupied and we discuss a little more about the blessing and the priesthood. Elder E gives the blessing and it is the most wonderful powerful blessing ever! She said she really felt like it was God's words and that she felt something she couldn't describe (it was totally the Spirit!). We talked to her more about the blessing and about the church and Elder E asks if she would like to be baptized ...............................................................................................................................................................SHE SAID YES!!!!!!! We set a date for November 9, but that didn't work for her, so she said how about Tuesday? and we were like, The 5? And she said, Sure why not? SOOOO we have a baptism next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And we did nothing but meet her. We know it is definitely not us, but the Lord who has prepared her for this and who is working with her heart to be converted unto him!! We will be teaching her every day!!! I LOVE SERVING THE LORD!!!!!!!! It is the best thing I could ever have done with my life!!!!!!!! I am learning so much about God and about how wonderfully perfect His Gospel really is!!!! I want to share this gospel with everyone that I meet!!! I want everyone to know that they are not alone, that God is there for them and that He loves them more than they could ever imagine!! I want everyone to know that God still talks to his children through the Holy Ghost and through a living prophet, Thomas S Monson. I want everyone to know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I want everyone to know that this is true!!! I LOVE MY SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!!! He is the greatest thing in my entire life. He forgives me unconditionally. And He loves me more than anything.
This week, Read Matthew 14:22-34. Good story! How can you apply it to your life?
With love and excitement,