Monday, July 25, 2016
This week was all about Sherrie. She got baptized! She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have never seen more opposition against a person in my entire life. The adversary was working so hard against her. But she did it. She did it. The baptism was so beautiful and so spiritual. The ward has just welcomed her in like family. She has become one of my truest friends.
Our Father in Heaven in real. This is why. When I came on my mission I was told my last day in the field would be July 19th. Well over the course of my mission, the Missionary Training Center extended training time from 2 weeks to 3 weeks. Because of this change, missions were also extended a week. If this change did not happen, I would not have been able to see Sherrie baptized. This was a tender mercy from the Lord. I love her and I love being a missionary.
I really want this email to mean something. Words are sometimes just words but I mean them. This gospel is true. Jesus Christ is over Savior and Redeemer. I plead with those who want to grow closer to Christ to meet with missionaries. They can help. We have a living prophet on the earth today who leads and guides us. He is the only person authorized to say "Thus Saith the Lord" The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ.
Overall, the biggest thing I have gained a testimony of is change. There is a reason why missionaries gain testimonies of the Atonement more fully. It carries all of us and it strengthens us. But I know that anyone can change. And we need to keep in mind that the Atonement fully applies to other as well. Sherrie was the biggest change Ive ever seen anyone go through because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are just so many things I can say about my testimony or about things that my mission taught be, but it sufficeth me to say that this is Gods work and His glory and He wants nothing more than us to return home.
This is not the end of my mission. I will always be on a mission.
God Be With You Until We Meet Again
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Monday, July 18, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
Where do I even start this week? Sister Morris and I have been applying Faith as a Power to see someone be baptized on the 23rd. Well on Tuesday Sherrie came to the Relief Society activity. We met Sherrie when we first got to Gaffney but she was very active in her own church but loved Mormons. So we only saw her every once in a while to say hello. Well she came to the activity and told us she quit her church because her preacher started saying things that aren't true. So she came to us and wants to learn more. Well we had an appointment with her on Saturday and put her on date for baptism on the 23rd. She is so excited and we went to ward council yesterday and everyone already knew about it. Her baptism hit facebook and spread like wild fire. One of her old missionaries is flying out to see her be baptized. She cannot wait!!!
She is so prepared because God has been preparing her for years. I have a testimony that conversion does not come all at once. But planting seeds is SO important. My mom and dad have told me that I always need to be planting seeds because we don't know when they will be nourished and harvested. We just know that they will be. When we are examples, when we are honest, when we are true, when we stay true to our covenants, we are always planting seeds. We are all in this work together.
Sherrie was the highlight of the whole week. So my testimony is this regarding my experiences and lessons this week. This church is the same church that Christ had when he was on the earth. The foundations and the principles are the exact same. The thing I have learned the most on my mission is this statement: Divine truth is absolute reality. Everything that God had asked us to do is for our benefit in the hereafter. He loves us so much that He sent His Only Begotten Son. How blessed are we that our own Deity has asked us to call Him Father. I know this gospel is true. I will never be able to adequately express in words the love I have for this gospel.
God Be With You Until We Meet Again
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Here is Sister Morris and I for a Zone Meeting
My kiddos of Gaffney who all call me Sister Brownie because my hair is brown.
Then the best person ever Taylor who I will miss dearly!