Hello Family and Friends!!
What an excellent week!!
On Tuesday the most wonderful Elder and Sister Wright cooked us a thanksgiving meal! It made my day and week and probably even mission!! haha The turkey and ham and potatoes were pretty incredible!
As for mine and Sister Gibbs work!... We have had some pretty great experiences this week. First. We went to teach this women that we talked to the other day. When we got to her home her Brother who lives there with her beckoned us in. We sat with them and asked them if we could share a message. Brother seemed very eager to listen and had many questions. We started teaching them the restoration and he kept stopping us to ask us questions, which I like...sometimes. We soon found out that he was more interested in debating with us then actually listening to our message. Come to find out he is a pasture of another church. The spirit definitely left as began to bash on Joseph Smith. I could feel my blood begin to boil as he talked about him. As I learn of Joseph Smith, love him, and bear testimony of him here on my mission he has truly become a corner stone in my testimony. After he finished going off about Joseph, me and Sister Gibbs both left him with our testimony that we know he is a prophet of God! This is one of the greatest spiritual experiences here on my mission. While testifying simply that I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, the spirit penetrated so deeply in my heart and soul and testified to me that he truly is!! Me and Sister Gibbs couldn't stop talking about this experience for the rest of the night.
On a more happier note, we found and taught someone this week that prayed to know if Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and received an answer! We taught Sister Lordes earlier this week and committed her to pray to know if Joseph is a prophet. When we came back to her on Saturday she was so excited and eager to tell us that she had prayed and that it was a "miracle" she had received and answer and knew that "jon smith is and apostle"! haha she didn't really get the name right...but nevertheless she knew! She said that that night she prayed and asked like we had said. She said she felt gosse bumps and started crying while praying and felt like he was there telling her he truly is a prophet. She loved describing to us her experience and i loved listening to her experience of how the testified to her. Sister Gibbs also committed her to write down her feelings and experience so she would never forget! We invited her to be baptized and she came to church for the first time yesterday! I am so excited for Sister Lordes and already love her so much!
How blessed we are to know and have the truth! And how blessed I am to get to teach and testify everyday of the truth! How blessed we are for the Prophet Joseph and the Restoration. And how blessed we are to have the Holy Ghost as our comforter, guide, and testifier of truth!
Love you all! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
yay for Christmas decorations!