Missouri, Independence Mission

Missouri, Independence Mission

Monday, October 17, 2016

Week 74 - Hospital and Golden Referrals

Sister Morgan and I at the Kansas City Temple
Liberty Zone!
Hey all, it's been another great week here in Missouri! 

Here are a couple stories from this week!:) we got a referral from some missionaries serving in another area. They started teaching this woman who was going to church because she had family there. She has been going to church for the last 2 months or so but the elders were having a hard time teaching her because she wasn't in their area and they couldn't drive out to her, so they transferred her to us because she is in our area!! Probably the easiest contact Sister Morgan and I had ever had! She let us right in and said she wanted to learn more and that she loves going to church. She even had a picture of the temple on her mantle! Hahaha we were like is this even real!?:) so we have an appointment to meet with her this week and to make things just a little more perfect, her neighbors right across the street are active members and they already know her!! The Lord really is in all the details:)

This next one tells us even more how much God is in the little details. Sister Morgan and I went to visit a sister, Sister Helmbold one of my last companions, in the hospital. She had been experience extreme stomach pain and they couldn't find out why so they were running a bunch of tests. But she really felt like she was supposed to bear her testimony to someone there, so she kept trying! Many of them weren't interested...she asked one nurse if she was religious and she said not as much as you honey!:) haha but she was determined! After we visited with her for a bit a nurse came in and said she had seen Sister Morgan and I walk in to her room and said she saw a light about us. She thought we were from the clergy downstairs but then was like no they're too young, maybe they're from the latter day saints! So she came in to the room to ask if we were and she saw our tags and was like wow you are from the Latter Day Saints! I knew it!

We ended up having a long conversation with her about all these encounters and conversations she's had with missionaries all over the world literally! In Tanzania, London, Texas, she visited all of temple square, she reads from the Book of Mormon often and loves it! We were just shocked about the whole thing! She said I don't know why but I seem to find you everywhere, and Sister Helmbold brought the spirit right in and said I think Heavenly Father is trying to tell you something by having you meet so many missionaries. And she responded with maybe you're right! The conversation went on and she ended up giving us all her contact information so we could go do service with her this week!:) so we're very excited to see her again!

But to end the miracle of this story. Right after she walked out, all four of us were like that was so awesome! But we looked at Sister Helmbold and tears come in to her eyes and she said, as soon as she came in and we started talking to her the pain was gone. She had been at about a level 7 pain and then it was gone. The pain would stay away for the rest of the night and didn't return the next day either so she was able to go home.  Faith truly can heal the body and the spirit. I can't even explain how grateful I am to have been a part of this amazing miracle.

Sister Helmbold and our hospital visit.
I invite you all to find a way to increase your faith in Christ, because it is such a real power that can not only changes lives but the eternities.
All is well and God is good:)

Hermana/Sister Courtney Baggett
The MLC at the mission home.
Sisters Morgan, Flake, Jorgensen, Moss, Day and Me.

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