Monday, February 24, 2014

Frogs, Classy Dining, and Lots of Miracles!

Hi. It's me.

Have I mentioned that we are amidst the transfer of miracles? Yeah it's a pretty brilliant theme, I definitely resisted it at first because I felt like they were trying to tell me the blah blah blah missionary barf exact obedience brings miracles blah blah blah. I came up with my own vision for the transfer of miracles and that is to focus on my acts of faith to bring about miracles. And hey my acts of faith can be obedience; obedience to the gospel and being an example are the most important things! Now I feel much better. Everyone can relax, I'll never be a robot.

We have been working a lot with an older less-active couple and helping them overcome the struggles they've had with being offended. When Sister Weight came with me on exchange a while ago she gave me the talk "The Virtue of Kindness" By: Joseph B. Wirthlin. Without being too blunt we've been trying to convey what Elder Wirthlin can say way better than I can:

"The Church is not a place where perfect people gather to say perfect things, or have perfect thoughts, or have perfect feelings. The Church is a place where imperfect people gather to provide encouragement, support, and service to each other as we press on in our journey to return to our Heavenly Father."

They've been receiving it, and we've seen the progress in their hearts. We don't have to be perfect! We all make so many mistakes and we all have a ward family and more importantly a loving Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ to encourage us as we change ourselves for the better!

Last week I mentioned the less-active family we've been teaching and how we are trying to help their sons be baptized. Last night we had an amazing lesson about prayer and the father bore testimony of his strong faith in priesthood blessings. It brought tears to his eyes and the spirit was so strong. The kids are slowing beginning to be able to respect their father as he is recognizing where is priorities should be. A spirit of love is slowing being able to surface in their home. It is absolutely amazing to see.

Last night Sister Gotchy made me go outside at 10 to help her catch a frog (they croak outside our window all day erry day, all night erry night). We didn't catch a frog and I got mud all over my rain boots. It was awesome.

My favorite Senior missionary Elder Roner is going home this week! SO SAD!!! But he took us out to lunch at riverside grill, and dang that place is classy. We took a pic, and since he's a senior missionary he can do what he wants-- he can put his arms around us in pictures and give us side hugs. He's my favorite creepy old man ever.

Well that's it for this week! Thanks for tuning in! Y'all are pretty great! Keep on keeping on!


Hermana Merrell

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