This week has been so amazing! I'm learning more and more about how I feel the Spirit and how to trust in the Spirit. This week, I learned that NOTHING is coincidence.
It started with last Friday. That morning I had been teaching an arrangement my aunt composed with the primary song: "My Heavenly Father Loves Me" to my companions. Not for any reason in particular but to have something we could all sing together to help us stop singing "worldly" songs. :) But to my surprise, Bro. Lloyd came into our class that evening to announce that there would be a "baptism" on Saturday and asked if we could give the musical number! We all just looked at each other surprised and I shouted, "Yes! We have the PERFECT song!" Haha it was so cool! We worked on it that night and the next morning with the rest of our district. I do believe that it was a blessing for me because music is one of the best ways I feel the Spirit and I love sharing my testimony! Whether it's through words, actions, or song.
Then, on the same day, I received a package from Sister Hurst! She is so sweet to think of me! She sent me a flag that had Captain Moroni's Title of Liberty printed on it with a marker for everyone to sign! It was so great! I really needed it! I LOVE Captain Moroni's example and having his Title of Liberty will be a great reminder of my purpose as a servant of the Lord.
On Sunday we had Sheri Dew speak in Relief Society! It was so awesome! She's an amazing woman. She spoke about the priesthood and clarified a ton of questions I had!
We started teaching an investigator in TRC this week! In TRC, members and non-members volunteer to be taught as investigators for the missionaries in the MTC! It terrified me at first but I ADORE my investigator! Her name is Evette and she reminds me so much of Melany! <3 We've only taught her 2 times but I've felt the spirit so much with her as I bear my testimony to her! I tend to bear my testimony 2 or 3 times in a lesson, it's crazy how the spirit is working through me!
Then... WE GOT OUR FIRST BAPTISMAL COMMITMENT set with a date! Although all of our investigators are actors and 2 of them are our teachers, it's still an amazing feeling. But Luisa committed to baptism! She's actually our teacher, Hermana Boza, but during our lessons, she's Luisa. And although I HATED role play at first because it felt fake to me, I've been able to push past that and focus on the purpose of practicing these lessons. At first, I wanted to drop her. But 1: I didn't want to give up just yet because she was hard to work with and 2: you can't drop an investigator in the MTC. haha :) But she was convinced that all she needed was the Bible and she's had missionaries through her house for 8 years! She was hard to work with but we finally connected with her! And I saw her get teary-eyed a few times during our last couple lessons. I LOVE THIS GOSPEL!!!!
Yesterday, John H. Groberg spoke for our Sunday Devotional! It was so good! I learned a lot from him. His main message was: Bear your testimony at all times! Through how you act, what you say, what you sing, what you do, by forgiving, who you are, etc.! It was so so good!
I know y'all have heard me say this before but I LOVE THIS GOSPEL! With all of my heart! There's no better feeling than watching someone's faith grow into action! It's amazing!
LOVE YOU ALL! KEEP THE FAITH! HURRAH FOR ISRAEL!