'And now I, E. Goodman, cannot write all the things which were taught among my people; neither am I mighty in writing, like untospeaking; for when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men.'
BUT.... here it goes.
This week, was all about answers to prayer. The first thing we teach as missionaries, is that God loves us. He shows it when we pray, and He answers our prayers. "He will help us to make correct deciones." And seriously, here in the field, it is a game changer.
I don't know if you remember, but when I talked at Christmas, I talked about three things... 1. prayer. 2. read the Book of Mormon. 3. go to church.
I also talked about how, if I wanted to teach someone else a principle, I had to have a testimony of that same principle.
ok...so...the week started out this way-- We had a less active member named C... He is from Utah, but he had to come here...(for uh....unforotunate reasons) and he couldn't go to church, because he was working. He prayed for 4 weeks to help his boss soften his heart and let him go to church. This week, THE LORD ANSWERED. We had two investigators (L...and M...) trying to make life decisions. Their first source of inspiration...the missionaries...BUZZ... Wrong! We went and we taught them those three things. Well they prayed and guess what...THE LORD ANSWERED.
We had an investigtor named L.... and her parents wouldn't let her come to church. She had been praying that her dad would let her go. This week... THE LORD ANSWERED..
And last, we had a change in our area...a little bit, and we had to look for a new house. After looking for an hour, we prayed. Twenty minutes later... THE LORD ANSWERED.
ok...I know....not much. But here is the thing. I still am not perfect at things. I could have probably prayed for help before searching for a house, but the thing I DO know is this, "...ask, and ye shall recieve. Seek, and ye shall find." It is a promise, it is an invitation, it is a phrase the Lord repeats BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT. Hope you have a great week. The Lord loves you. He wants to answer your prayers. You just have to look.