Miracles are happening like crazy this side!
This last week we were able to get 10 referrals from people, who are mostly less actives. They have been our target lately and we have been inviting them to bring a friend as a commitment, but every time before we’re about to invite them to do that, they always just interrupt and say, I have someone I want you guys to meet. So this week we should be able to see them!
We got a call from a member who said he has someone he wants us to teach, so we go over and met Stephan, his son. Stephan is this cool big Afrikaans guy who has lost a lot lately and has been wanting to connect with God again. He was so accepting of our message and then he had two more referrals for us! Let’s go!
Then we got a call from a member who has not been to church for almost 5 years and she called us and said she wanted to come back to church and was asking who could give her a ride. We met with her and I have not seen anyone so determined to get things straight and come back and receive the blessings that she knows will come from living the gospel. Her life also has hit a rough spot, but she knows it will be going up from here.
We also found a number in our phone who I did not know, and found Gabisille, who is also a member, but had not had missionaries over for 7 years and did not know the church was here. So we were able to meet her and find out that her entire family are not members, but she wants us to teach them. She said she would always pass our church (it being an old dutch reformed church) and had no idea it was there.
And also, another one, yesterday we dropped by Sandra to give her a pamphlet and then on the street this family stops us and asks who we are. They asked us to come by their house and tell them more of what we were doing. They told us the last week they were talking saying they needed to go to church again, but did not like how people turn it into a business and were going to settle for this church, but then they saw us on the street. They are way powerful, and their daughter who loves books said she will have the Book of Mormon finished by this week… Haha! We’ll see.
But there are even more experiences we saw this week that kept testifying to me that I am indeed on the Lord’s errand and that this is His work. The work we are all apart of is the greatest work in the world and the satisfying feeling after each day and counting the blessings that we have seen throughout the week are incredible. The Lord blesses His children and I know he loves us and cares about all of us. I love serving these people so much.
This email is pretty huge. Hope this counts for like the next 5 weeks. haha!
Hurrah for Israel!