Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello Family!

So this week went by so fast! Lots of ups and downs, a lot of wind. It was so windy that we had to drop off our bikes at someones house and walk because it was too hard to ride our bikes in the wind. We also had miracles, we taught a lot more lessons this week and because we know the area better we can contact a lot more referrals and people are receptive, the hard part is just setting up a time. Everyone is so busy. So we are working around there schedules. A miracle this week is that we had a hard time getting into this one Polynesian families house and there less active. But we met there son outside and we showed up just in time for dinner. And we didn't have a dinner appt. that night. And the best way to get into a Polynesian house is if there is food. So we got in and we were able to share a message and have a prayer so that was great! 

 Since coming into this area I have really needed to strengthen my faith. And I love being with a new missionary because it has reminded me how to rely on the spirit for everything! I need to have faith that we'll find people to teach and that I'll know what to train her for the day. I need to have faith that the spirit will help me get up the huge hill or that we'll know what to say in lessons. But like Lehi and his family with the Liahona. The Lord shows us the way when we are doing our part. 

Alma describes this faith to his son Helaman. Alma ch. 37:

40 And it did work for them according to their faith in God; therefore, if they had faith to believe that God could cause that those spindles should point the way they should go, behold, it was done; therefore they had this miracle, and also many other miracles wrought by the power of God, day by day.

41 Nevertheless, because those miracles were worked by small means it did show unto them marvelous works. They were slothful, and forgot to exercise their faith and diligence and then those marvelous works ceased, and they did not progress in their journey;...

 44 For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course to eternal bliss, as it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass, which would point unto them a straight course to the promised land.
 45 And now I say, is there not a type in this thing? For just as surely as this director did bring our fathers, by following its course, to the promised land, shall the words of Christ, if we follow their course, carry us beyond this vale of sorrow into a far better land of promise.
Sometimes we don't know what our faith will do or when those miracles will come, but they will come. We just need to follow the words of Christ. And our faith will carry us "into a far better land of promise."

I love you all!
Sister Swain

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