Monday, March 2, 2015

Trial of Faith

Well this week was definitely a trial of our faith. We were barely teaching one lesson a day and no one we talked to was interested. We had lessons cancel on us. Some of our new investigators stopped answering the door. 

It was a really challenging week. We had exchanges this week. I went to Salem with Hermana Gifford and Hermana Meise. Everything outside of the apartment was in Spanish, except for a lesson that we had at the end of the exchange. That exchange was definitely less eventful than the one on my mini-mission where I found out that I am allergic to cashews and had to go to Urgent Care. 

On Saturday, we met two people who were very Anti-Mormon and they were really rude and as far away from Christ-like as you can be. It was very challenging but it also increased my testimony. 

Saturday night, we were almost done but we decided to visit one more family. We put in the address and on the way over there we realized we had put in another family's address. We went anyway and it was really good. The Dad was baptized 10 years ago, his wife isn't really interested, they have 3 kids and the middle daughter was very excited. She wants to go to church sometime and they let us come back over on Sunday. When we went over there, the mom was sleeping and the dad wasn't really showing a lot of interest either, but the kids wanted to let us come in. We taught them about prayer and how we lived with our Father in Heaven before we came to this life and how He is the father of our spirits and He loves us. We also showed them the video Earthly Father, Heavenly Father on It was an amazing lesson. The kids live with their other parents so we can go back and teach them in 2 weeks. We had 2 other amazing lesson like that on Sunday and we were able to teach about missionary work in Gospel Principles. 

Even though the week started out hard, we were rewarded after the trial of our faith. What an amazing principle from Ether chapter 12!

Ether 12:6
And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.

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