you! I hardly know where to start!
Our sister training meeting was amazing. We talked about President
Nelson's talk, A Plea to My Sisters, and how it applies to us as
missionaries! It is such an incredible talk. Women in the church have
such a sacred responsibility, and it isn't something to take lightly.
But it is so important to remember that we are completely capable of
achieving what is required of us. The Lord created us, and with that
came the ability to be powerful women! The church just released an
article about our Mother in Heaven. Read it!! It is amazing.
Saturday was such an incredible day. We started out by visiting a
recent convert, S. Love her! She is in her 40's and her family
has basically disowned her for joining the church, but she's still
going strong! We then taught a lesson to our investigator J! And we
have set a baptism date!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 November 28th! It was a great
lesson, and we had it at a less active family's house, the Ds.
They have 5 kids, 2 of them have autism so church is really hard. But
we got them to church on Sunday! Trying to keep those kids busy was a
challenge! But we loved it. Back to Saturday, we had supper at our
investigators house, B. Of course this is Halloween, so during
dinner, we would hear the door bell. And B's wife, L, would just
leap out of her chair and run to the door! Probably one of the most
enthusiastic candy distributors I've ever seen! They are sweet people.
We still don't have a baptism date for him, but he is continuing to
read the Book of Mormon and pray!
A few fun facts about my week!
-went to Tim Horton's for the first time! Best donut I've ever had!
- we carved pumpkins with a hand drill! #canada
- we didn't make it to the temple because of traffic, but we had a
blast eating dinner at IHOP!
- because of all that amazing candy you sent me in my amazing greenie
package, I now have to limit myself to 1 candy a day!
- I taught sister Lee how to refill the windshield wiper fluid! Haha
- Now that Halloween and Thanksgiving are over, it's Christmas music!!
The best part about this week- we had exchanges!!! So for 24 hours, I
got to be with one of the sister training leaders, Sister Holbrook.
She is from Virginia, and she goes home in 2 weeks! 24 hours was not
enough, because she has so much that she can teach me!
One of the miracles we saw yesterday started by our decision to go
knock on the door of someone who was a "do not contact." I had never
met these people, and so I thought it was worth a shot! If nothing
else, a great story was going to come out of it! So we knocked on the
door, and soon found out that they had moved! This 20 something girl
answered the door, and so I asked her if we could share a message with
her. She let us in, and we found out that she is seventh day
Adventist, and she attends the university here. She, N, talked
about how she has come to know God, and we had an amazing conversation
about it! She said she didn't know much about our religion so we
shared a few things, and then Sister Holbrook blew my mind with the
next part! N said she doesn't really read, and of course I had
no idea how to tell her, "well I have this 531 page book that you
should read anyway!" Sister Holbrook talked about how she had friends
in college who would start out their studies with reading from the
Book of Mormon for 5 minutes, and they saw a major improvement in
their school work and invited her to try it! Genius! She anxiously
accepted, and we got her info to come back. AMAZING! This work is so
inspired! What an great miracle we were able to be a part of!
Yesterday we also turned two of our potential investigators into
investigators! We are meeting with both of them on Friday!
We worked our tails off yesterday, and it felt so good! I want to just
be exhausted when I come home, and it was an amazing feeling to do
that. During my personal study yesterday, I studied Brad Wilcox's
talk, His Grace is Sufficient. It only gets better the more you read
it! It's pretty incredible to be working in such close proximity with
people, and to see how the Atonement is changing them. I get to
witness the enabling power of grace every single day! I know there are
so many things that I could never accomplish out here. But the grace
of Jesus Christ doesn't make all the difference, it is the difference!
Those that willingly accept the Atonement into their lives, those who
embrace the change, are blessed with an enabling power that is
unlimited! I know that the Atonement is infinite and grace is endless.
Jesus Christ is remarkable, and I love Him so much! I know that
Heavenly Father does not care at all what your current circumstances
are, he loves you and will always love you! And he is always waiting
with open arms. And I say that in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
I love you all so much! I miss you tremendously! But being on the
Lord's errand, there is no place I would rather be.
Sister Bethany Christensen