Monday, September 2, 2013
Clear In Your Relationships (SP)
If this week had a theme, it would be to be clear in your relationships. There were two days this week that we saw true miracles. The first was. That morning, Sister Smith and I talked through some issues we´d been feeling. We were very open, very honest and really SAID what was on our mind. It took some extra time that sometimes you feel as a missionary you shouldn´t take, but we definitely felt better and clear after addressing it. And we addressed it the MINUTE it came up. Then miracles came. We were on the S-bahn traveling to our District meeting. Sister Smith´s hair wasn´t really done and I suggested doing it in like a braid or something. So I start this braid and for reals it was AMAZING. Jessie, you´ll appreciate this, it was a waterfall braid and rocked. NEVER done one before. I know that sounds silly, but in a time of hair crisis, it was a miracle. We also talked to a girl and it was a great conversation! We get off the S-bahn and head towards our bus, which was leaving. The driver was pulling out, pulled back in and we got on. We wrote him a note of thanks on an Eternal Marriage passalong card. We got there and although being a half hour late, it wasn´t ready yet! We later visited a man named Victor who is an Italian and chooses NOT to believe. I bore my testimony of the Book of Mormon and he could not look me straight in the eye. I told him Grandpa Packer´s story about meeting an atheist on a plane and telling him, ``Just because you haven´t tasted of salt, doesn´t mean God doesn´t exist.´´ Our appointment with our investigator Pasquale was INCREDIBLE. The Spirit has never beent that strong and direct before. And didn´t just say he would, but that he wanted to come to chuch. WHAT?? He´s been taught for months and he finally says that! We met a less active on a U-bahn named Paulina with her nonmember boyfriend and said she wanted us to come over for dinner sometime! WHAT?? We visited a guy who´s wife is a less active and talked to him for a half hour. He was so cool and got to experience the missionaries! We miraculously got a ride home that night from a member when we weren´t sure about our travel time. We got another referral from her!
Miracle are real. They happen when we´re honest and open in our relationships with each other and the Lord. Although many don´t believe me, I know the church is true and that peace IS here on the earth available. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Jessie tell me about high school! I loved your letter! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Jake!! good luck bro!!
Dad! I met my second cousin! Your cousin Richard Smith (Your uncle Ronald´s son) is the dad of Sister Rachel Smith in my district :). Small world.
I love you family! I share your picture often!