|Sister Reeves and me on P-day|
Hey all!:)This week was fabulous!:) One of the biggest
miracles ever happened and it was an answer to prayers! My companion
and I were evaluating our prayers and thinking about how we could
improve. We knew Heavenly Father answers prayers, so we needed to be more
specific so he could bless us with what we needed! We read in preach
my gospel that we should be praying to find families, because then
they will support each other, come together, learn together and
prepare to all enter the temple to be sealed together. We had been
praying for the opportunity to find people who had been prepared to accept
the gospel, but we hadn't been praying to find families who were
being prepared to accept gospel. So we changed our game plan!
We prayed for a couple of weeks, each prayer
asking that Heavenly Father would guide us to a family that is ready
to accept the gospel.Our prayers were answered!:) After a long and
kind of complicated story, we talked with a member when we were out
to lunch who said his daughter's boyfriend's family was interested in
learning about the gospel. He didn't have their contact
information, so he took ours and said he would call us. A couple of days later we
met Javier, the father of the Morales family, who said we could
come back the next day to teach him and his family.
When we went back for the appointment we met his
whole family, parents and 5 kids, along with the girlfriend who ended
up being the daughter of the member we talked to a couple of days
before! Turns out we found the referral before they were referred to us!:) Crazy!!
We had a great talk with all of them and they committed to come
to church! They weren't able to come because something came up
last minute, but they are excited to meet with us this week and then
come to church next Sunday!
|This is the Morales family and their member friend.|
And one more miracle! People have been asking about Royce, the one who had the amazing experience at the Liberty Jail, so here's a little update! He is still coming a little slow back to being open after the bad things he heard, but this week he had a huge breakthrough! He was able to go with his wife, Gabriela, to receive her patriarchal blessing. He felt the power of the spirit and the priesthood and knows that this is what he needs. He came to church for the first time again after all of this happened and we know that he will continue to improve and gain a stronger testimony. Even though it wasn't in the time we wanted, he now has a stronger testimony and he will be stronger than if he would have been baptized before all of this happened. The Lord's timing is much better than ours!
I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary and to be apart of all these amazing experiences and to know these amazing people who are learning how to change their life by applying the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know the church is true and this is his work:)
Love you all!
Hermana/Sister Courtney Baggett
|Our favorite restaurant/Mexican store|
|Exchanges with Sister Rollins where we saw 60 birthday candles in someone's yard. Happy Birthday!|