Monday, January 18, 2016

He Blesses Us All One By One

Hello you all,

Selfie Sunday - If It's Still a Thing

Ever since I have been out on my mission, people have been telling me about how bad the winters are here. So far all I have seen is the little sprinkles of snow that melt as soon as they touch the ground... Every time this happens everyone tells us how they are expecting a snow day and there is going to be like 6 feet and it hasn't happened yet. We got like an inch and a half this week!
The "Snow"

So this past week, Sister Roberts and I taught 13 other lessons and we had 5 member presents. Our District Leader was talking to us about our week and asked us how we could switch that, (because members make a huge difference in lessons) so we decided that we had a goal of ourselves to switch those numbers. We did EVERYTHING we could to reach our goal of 13 member presents.  Last night at 7:00 we still only had 12 member present lessons. We stopped and said a prayer, asking Heavenly Father to help us find a member who would be willing to go to our last scheduled lesson of the night. We ended up being able to get one of the Laurels who wants to go on a mission to come with us to our last lesson. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father answers our prayers when we have the faith that He will!
Sister Roberts and I with Saniya - She is Hilarious

We had a few great lessons with one of our investigators Steve this week. We have been scheduling lessons at the church and inviting ward members to come be a member present for us, and they have been such amazing spiritual lessons! Ever since we started teaching lessons in the Chapel Steve has been keeping his commitments. He even called us one night after reading a chapter we had given to him, 2 Nephi 2 and was asking us about repentance.  On Saturday, we invited him to be baptized and he was a little hesitant at first, but he then accepted! He is on date for February 13! We can't wait. 
Me - When I Realized I Have Been Out 7 Months
So we saw our dear friend Harriet. We have been trying to build her testimony of the Book of Mormon because she doesn't like the first chapter. She thinks it drags on and on. One day while we were visiting her I shared the scripture 3 Nephi 17:21 "And when he had said these words, he wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them." I talked with her about the significance of the Savior blessing the children one by one and how he knows and loves all of us individually. She really liked this and we committed her to read 3 Nephi 11 and when we came back to see her we watched "The Testaments" with her! I have never felt the spirit so strong while watching this movie. I just love how Jesus Christ blesses the children and you can just see the love that He has for each of them. I testify that our Savior Jesus Christ lives, and he loves us each individually. We are blessed by His sacrifice one by one, every day of our lives.

#Ponderize Doctrine and Covenants 112:28 "But purify your hearts before me; and then go ye into all the world, and preach my gospel unto every creature who has not received it;"

~Sister Kayla Marie Willis

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Elkins, WV 26241

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