|"Me, Sister Tahere, Marla and her cute dog Rio, but we call him Bunny!" haha|
Hello everybody!(: this week was beautiful and wonderful in every way possible.
On Monday, I got my hair cut, and it was awesome because I got to share my conversion story with Theresa (the lady who cut my hair). She opened up and talked to me about her family and her life and it was a really great opportunity to share with her about how the gospel blesses families(: Abby came and hung out with us all day and we got to know her better. She is like one of my kindred spirits.
We had a really amazing lesson with our investigator Connie this week. She is such a sweetheart. She has been reading and praying and we taught her about the Plan of Happiness this week. It was a very sacred experience, especially as she talked about her father who passed away. We were able to tell her about the Spirit World, and the fact that her father will be able to learn about the gospel there. Her eyes were full of tears and she was so excited. At the end of the lesson, she said the closing prayer, and she simply said, "Heavenly Father, thank you..". It was such s beautiful moment and the Spirit was so powerful.
We also had a wonderful lesson with the Peterson's. Brother Peterson is so awesome and he said that when he knows the gospel is true, he'll be baptized(: we taught the rest of the Restoration, and talked about Joseph Smith and his experience. Brother Blank came with us and he bore a powerful and humble testimony of Joseph Smith. You could tell that Brother Peterson really resonated with what he said. After the lesson, he turned to us and said, "I'm going to practice praying so that I can say it the next time you come over,". So awesome(:
Okay, so, I love the Lien family. Honestly, some of my favorite people in this world. Sister Lien is best friends with Bobbi Sue, and Bobbi Sue and her family were out of town this week. So we went over and cleaned her house for her while she was gone. It felt so good to do service for someone that I love so much(: On Sunday, we had another family night with the Lien's. Brother Lien stayed in for the whole lesson and paid close attention, he even asked questions at the end. We taught about the Plan of Happiness, and it was such an amazing experience. As we spoke about eternal families, and being able to be together forever, long after this life, I was staring right at Brother Lien. As I did, I just pictured him wearing white and being sealed to his awesome wife and his wonderful kids. I love them all so much(: he has changed in so many ways already, and I know that things will work out exactly the way the Lord wants them too.
Yesterday at church, Robert got to pass the sacrament and he bore his testimony(: he and Kendra are so wonderful. They are growing so close to the Lord, and it's because they want to, that's the desire of their hearts. I know God is going to bless them in so many ways.
As you can see, we taught a lot about the God's amazing plan for His children. I am so incredibly thankful for the knowledge of this plan. My end goal is to live with my Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother and Jesus Christ again after this life(: I can't wait to give them all a big hug. And I want all of my friends and my family to be there with me. That is why I'm out here. Because I love the Lord and because I love them. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and that it works. I know that it's the only thing that brings true happiness, and it will bring us back home to God(: I love my mission. I am so thankful for the blessings that it brings into the lives of those I love and into my own life.
|"Sister Tahere and I, she is awesome!" (:|
Honestly the best way I can describe how I feel is Alma 26: 16 "Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel,".
I love the Lord, and I love all of you!
Have a great week(: Sister Allen