Missouri, Independence Mission

Missouri, Independence Mission

Monday, May 16, 2016

Week 52 - The Lord's Hand Is In Every Detail!

My favorite kind of people!  The little ones! This is Jackie and Dana, some of the sisters of a member family.

Hey all!:)
Are you ready for some Kansas miracles??:) We got a call earlier this week from a recent convert saying she had a friend from the church she used to attend that she wanted into invite to meet with missionaries because she was really interested in blessings. We let this recent convert know that we would love to teach her friend! So she set up a time for us to go see her on Saturday. We had a great lesson just getting to know her a little bit and then teaching her about the restoration of the priesthood and Joseph smith's experience. We told her that she would be able to know if this were really true as she read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it was true. She said she would! But it doesn't end there!
About 45 minutes after our appointment we get a text from Annie, the investigator. She said she was so glad we came and that she had many questions for us. The first was "when can I attend service?" We were like, "TOMORROW!" Ha-ha she continued on with her questions and then began commenting on verses that she liked as she was already reading from the Book of Mormon.
We stopped by her house one more time because she asked for a larger print Book of Mormon and answered some of her questions. We drove away to see her sitting in a lawn chair on her porch reading the Book of Mormon! It was so amazing and we know that she will receive an answer because she is putting in the effort and truly wants to know.
And the other story I have for today is another huge answer to prayer. In this area, we find new investigators and have people to teach, our members come out to teach with us and everything is great! The part we are missing though is helping people get to church. Who knew it would be so hard to go to church?! So we have been praying to know how we can help our investigators come to sacrament meeting. As we planned for the week we felt like we could get 3 people at sacrament. We knew if we did our best in inviting and teaching that the lord would help us reach this goal. When Sunday morning came, we had 3 investigators who were solid to come and 2 maybe's, but as the prelude music played we had no one come. As we began the opening song we were sitting wondering what we could have done better when one of the Ward missionaries walks into the chapel and comes to sit with us with 3 people I have never seen before.
I leaned over to her and was like "who are these people!?" She said, "I met them in the parking lot, they had heard that we taught an English class here and they came to get information because they want to come. I told them the missionaries taught the class and they would love to give you more information but we're actually in our meetings right now. So I asked, would you like to join us and then the missionaries can talk with you after?" They agreed!:) so this family from China will be joining us for our English classes!:) the dad has been here for a couple years and his English is better, but the mom has been here for 2 years and the daughter only 2 months so they speak very little.
I know this was an answer to our prayers! We did our best and even though our investigators chose not to attend, Heavenly Father still blessed us to be able to accomplish the goal we had set. I know he knows what is important to us and he will help us to accomplish our good desires:)
I'm grateful for this week and that I get to be a missionary for this time in my life:) where else could I be a part of these amazing miracles!:) I know our Heavenly Father is in the details of our lives and if we look for his hand we will see it each step of the way:) 

All is well and God is good!! Love Hermana/Sister Courtney Baggett

I know there are a lot of graduations going on right now.  So, take the advice of our Catholic neighbors from the            Prince of Peace!
A bunch of our fellow missionaries on PDay!

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