Hey hey! It's been another wonderful week here in Dallas! The miracles were flowing once again! Let me share some of them with you nice folks.
Tuesday morning, we thought we had a fairly empty day ahead of us, but the inspiration started flowing.
- First, someone had given us some baby formula and asked us to donate it at the food bank we serve at. Well, a less-active's name popped into our heads because she has a 5 month baby and they are definitely short on money and means. So we brought it over, and she was so grateful. I'm definitely not taking credit for it; I'm just grateful I was in the right place with the Spirit with me to be able to serve.
- Then later, a member of our bishopric called and asked if we could go visit another less-active, TA, whose mom from SLC had called asking for someone from the ward to see her. She has been through some rough couple of months - having a baby, having her husband leave her, being essentially stuck in Dallas because of it, etc... But it turned into a really good visit. We talked about things that make us happy, and talked about Jesus Christ. She came to church this week and really loved it!
- We saw CH and her daughters again! We shared the plan of salvation. They loved it! CH loves the doctrine of the spirit world. They are seriously an incredible family.
- We finished the night up by meeting with a 17 year old recent convert that just moved from the other side of Dallas. Her father had been dating a member, and she got baptized, but then her dad and the lady broke up, and they moved over here to Garland. She is incredible though! She has a huge testimony. She had just popped up on our list of members, so we gave her a call and were able to visit. So good.
Wednesday we had missionary leadership council. SUCH a good meeting. Probably my favorite, actually. We discussed "consecrated communication" which in essence just means focusing all of our conversations and interactions on Jesus Christ and helping people progress to their next ordinance. So good. Then we had our dinner appointment. I was TERRIFIED to go to it because the last visit we had with this family went terribly horrible. (back in august or so...) But, I put on my big girl smile and it ended up being alright! We had a good dinner and good conversation. Whew. I was so nervous, but Heavenly Father was good to us. :)
We saw CH again later in the week at the Gruwell's. We talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Wow, such a good lesson. CH's oldest daughter, HA, was there as well. We shared the Mormon Message "Reclaimed." We were all really touched by the video, and CH just expressed her appreciation again and again of the hope that the gospel has brought to her already. Our only obstacle with her is that she works on Sundays. But we're praying that she'll be able to switch shifts or find another job.
It really has been a good week. We've been trying to really bear testimony of the Savior in all that we do. It has made a difference, for sure!
I love y'all! I know that this church is so true! I am so grateful for the hope and for the peace and perspective that the gospel brings to us. I know that Jesus Christ lives!