"The Lord has a plan for us in this life. He knows us. He knows what is best for us. Just because things are going well does not mean that we should not from time to time consider whether there might be something better. If we continue to live as we are living, will the promised blessings be fulfilled?" -Carlos A. Godoy
First off, Thank you mom for the New Years Package!! It was a surprise to get! ha It was really fun to get, we took it to the members home that we have New Years Eve Dinner with. So we counted in the New Year at 8:30 then did poppers and took pictures then Sister Burningham and I left and went to bed!! No better way to start off the New year. ha
We also have started doing a Book of Mormon Study group for the Recent Converts and Investigators. We have been working with and investigator named Gail. She has been coming to church for almost a year now. She is what we call a dry mormon. but she is coming to the Book of Mormon Study groups. We have only had one so far, but we got a really good turn out so we are going to keep doing them.
This week has been a really good one!! For our area we have been praying for and increased amount of faith, especially in our finding. We wanted to be more optimistic and trust more that the people we were talking to were prepared for our message of the restoration. While on Exchanges with Sister Garza we knocked on a door and the lady pulled into the driveway right as we were knocking. We talked to her about the Book of Mormon for a few brief moments and set up a return appointment. I watched as we walked away and the lady wasnt home for more than a couple minuets before she left again. The first miracle of knowing that we were at the right place at the right time. The next miracle happened as Sister Burningham and I went back for the appointment and taught the first lesson. It was such a spiritual lesson. One of the most spiritual that I have had in awhile. The spirit filled the room with love and because the spirit was there we were able to boldly testify. It was such a blessing and we are very excited to see her again today. I know that Heavenly Father answers prayers and I also know that he has a sense of humor. We prayed for faith and the woman's name was Faith. He literally gave us Faith. I still need to work on the attribute of faith as well. ha ha
Last but not least, I hope you all have heard about the Buckeyes beating Alabama! and now we are going to the National Championship, Playing the Oregon Ducks. Remember how Buckeye Football is a religion here? Yea it is some serious stuff everyone is freaking out and talking about making the Game Day a holiday with no school. Ha people in Ohio, really have pride in their teams and state! It is great, unless you are trying to knock doors during a game. ha
Well I guess that is about all for this week!! Love you all!! Have a great week!!