April 13, 2015

Conference Miracles :)

This has been a good week in many ways and rough in others, but it ended brilliantly. 
Just to start off, i want everyone reading this to know that i have an UNDENIABLE testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and we have a living Prophet and Apostles today who speak for the Lord. 
OK. so monday was a pretty chill pday, we basically had no time to do anything but hardly got anything accomplished. Missionary Life. We had a really good lesson with R* and D*and confirmed that they'd be able to come to conference with us on Sunday. We were super pumped! we had a few other things planned but they fell through. The next day we had Exchange #5 (it was a bit rough...) and i was just exhausted. 
We had lots of service we were able to do this week- cleaning out gross fridges, moving wood, moving stuff into a dumpster, getting dirty in pants- the BEST! :D
HILARIOUS. as we drive along one of the streets in our area we always see people walking along the sidewalk and joke saying, "look, president and sister Uchtdorf"- because apparently they walk along there all the time (they live super close). Well, as we're driving down, "look, president and sister... UCHTDORF?!" it was actually them- it was so funny, we were busting out laughing. Its different to see them looking like normal people and then the same week see them as their amazing selves speaking and testifying in conference as Apostles.
There is a sister in the zone who is really struggling right now and she had a bit of a meltdown one morning and just needed someone to talk to. she's felt like she's not doing enough as a missionary and not doing good enough- and i've definitely had those times in my mission as well. but we testified that the Lord is pleased with the work she is doing and that it won't be that bad forever (the area she is in is pretty terrible to her- people are mean, WML's yell at them, and no one respects sisters). Later this week on exchanges, she had a moment where everything just broke loose and she was on the verge of giving up and going home. She got another blessing, and it was ABSOLUTELY incredible. One of the zone leaders gave it and it was practically like a Patriarchal blessing. We were all exhausted after and she was feeling a bit better- so we went and got a bit of frozen custard :) yum!!
I got to go on exchanges this week with sister Tranchina, who was my roomate the whole time i was in Rose Park, she is the sweetest and most wonderful missionary ever and is from Spain, served in the Madrid mission for a few months before coming out (visa waiting). 
Watching conference this weekend was amazing. I learned and was reminded of so much and there's a lot i need to change, but i think a lot i;m doing right too (or at least ideas i have that are on track) :) oh, remember before the sat pm session there was a story on a chef for the "Thyme and Seasons" restaurant? ya, thats in my area (like, right down the street). MISSION CONNECTIONS! :P hahaha
Saturday morning we got to watch the first session at the Beesleys in our ward (he's our High Councillor) and something incredible happened. I may have mentioned a few months ago, president hansen was saying goodbye to us and a sister in our zone (sister Lwin) asked if he would pray in the temple for Thailand to get a temple- she's not from Thailand, but it would be the closest possible place to get one. We were almost all crying. And we did- we prayed for Sister Lwin and her people to get a temple and i'm sure President did as well in the temple. She also happened to be translating Conference for her country, and got to tell them herself that they would be getting a temple in Thailand. I cried, and the spirit testified to me of the power of prayer and how important temples are. they will still be about 15 hours away (802 miles) but its an incredible miracle. 
We took R* and D* to conference and they loved it! closer to getting answers, and i'm so grateful that we're able to teach them, they are really starting to progress well. 
R*'s quote of the day: "if i were a hobo, i would dress really nice and go around saying 'Sleepover at your house!'" haha it was hilarious! they are super funny, and we're hoping to take them to temple square this week! :) pray that they get an answer soon- there's definitely stuff they still need to do though. 
Oh, also our miracle investigator from last week is doing pretty well, we had another lesson with her this week and it was great! she's praying for a date, specifically May 2 :)
Keep on keepin on, go out and be the answer to someones prayer, and No Empty Chairs :)
2 Nephi 31:20, Moroni 10:32, Ether 12:27, and Helaman 5:12 were quoted tons in conference... Gods way at hinting a few things ;) 
Have a great week, enjoy the beautiful weather (hopefully you get some rain there, i miss it here!)
Sister Johnson
p.s. i'll email pics in a bit, my computer is being dumb...
:) ♥ ♫ 

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