Tuesday, March 11, 2014

So this week was pretty good. Miracles have happened!! This week we are picking up two new investigators. The Lord blesses us when we do what he asks and we do all that we can. So on fast sunday we fasted that we would find new investigators and this past week we got two. One is a boy that we thought was 18 so we handed him over to YSA Elders. Then we get a call from the YSA elders saying that they set up a lesson for us on monday. Come to find out he's only 17! Then on Thursday night we went on splits with the relief society presidency and we went to visit a less active family who we are working with to reactivate.. come to find out the daughter is 9 and unbaptized and she wants to take to missionary lessons and get baptized! So excited! Thank you for your prayers!
Also this week we had missionary leadership council and we talked about administering and ministering. Pretty much it was about different organizations and where the are at in a administering and ministering and where we want to be as missionaries. And how we want to be ministers unto people and we want to help perfect their testimonies. And we do that through service and love. And we watchover people by the spirit. Nothing fun fact, in our meeting we defined ministering as being concerned about people who do the work. So helping people become what the Lord would want them to become. I thought that that applies to us all. We need to be ministers not just administers. Administers make plans, ministers take action. This talk was perfect for our talk in stake conference. It was pretty cool. Sister LaFond and I stood next to eachother on the pulpit and spoke about how the best missionary work we'll ever do is outside of meetings. We had to cut our talk short because like all stake conferences they go over. But it was great and we shared a scripture in Doctrine and Covenants that I really love. It's about John Whitmer and he's asking the Lord about what is the best thing he can do. And the Lord tells him that is to preach the gospel. If we want to make our Savior happy we need to first convert our selves then preach the gospel to those whom we know and love. So that we may rest with them. D&C 15:6 "And now, behold, I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen."
This week was super fun because on Saturday I got to go with Sister O on exchanges in my old area! It was super fun! We taught a couple lessons and put a little boy on date for baptism. Love that Sister.

Well that is my week, transfers is on tuesday so we'll see if I have a new companion. Also, I won't be writing till tuesday next week, because we have temple day that day.
Love you all so much!
-Sister Swain

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