Friday, March 27, 2015

Work of faith...

THIS WEEK, WAS A WEEK OF FAITH. The first principle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!!!
"And the Lord said, If ye had faith as grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamore tree, Be thouplucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you."
I just want to let you know, it is so true!!!
L..., is a wonderful lady. She is a widow, she is about 80 years old, and LOVES the church. 
But a few years ago, her husband got sick and she had to try and care for him.  After that
she got sick.  She had an operation where they took out her eye completley because of a 
great infection. Well, it has been hard for her, after all that time, to go to church. She can't
walk much.  She lives in a part very far from the church, but she has had the desire to go. 
We have been trying to help her since I got here!  Well this week, we visited L..., and we found her family...they aren't members, and hadn't heard the missionaries ever, so we started to teach them.  As they listened, their faces changed, and that familiar peace and happiness came into a home of sadness and stress.  The family noticed it.  As the wonderful Hermana P...bore her testimony of how much the church has helped her, they changed their hearts.  They decided to take their mom to church. THIS week, Hermana P... was able to partake of the sacrament, because of her faith for 3 years!
Also, there was a teenager named B.... We had been trying to look for someone who could 
help us, (visit with us) and we decided to visit him.  When we got to his house, no one was 
there.  But as we decided what to do, he showed up.  He said, "Elders! what are you doing here?"  We told him we were going to train him to be a missionary:)  So he said ok, and decided to go with us, even though he had just gotten home from work and was tired.  As we taught the lessons (it was the first time he had gone with the missionaries)... he listened...bore testimony...but most of all...he was thinking.  We could see it, but didn't know what about. 
After the lessons, we had to go.  He said, "Elders, thank you so much for letting me visit with
you, I needed it.  I want to go on a mission and change lives, like you guys change lives. 
It was a shocker.  That boy had felt something different, and he had the FAITH, that we 
could help him.  He was an example to us, and a great missionary. 
And lastly, was with P.... We had had quite a few visits fall all days are perfect:)
We were trying to figure out where to go.  We knew that it had happened for a reason...but we weren't sure what.  Well, lo and behold, there comes a sister... (I had no clue who she was, so I waved and said 'hi') turns out, she is a less active member!   She wanted us to visit. She had been looking for a long time, but could never find us.  Now, we had the chance to visit with her.  She had questions, and it was a great to help her, Sister P... And she also, has decided to change her life.
I learned so much:) But, I loved that when we find people, and we change, it is all by faith. 
I loved this week, and I am thankful for YOUR example to me of working by faith. (especially
you D, with Harmony. It is all by faith)  I love you guys tons! Have a great week!!!
Elder Goodman!

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