This week was so cool. There were a lot of very obvious "hand of the lord" moments and even more that were less obvious.
The biggest one happened this last Thursday. We were out tracting around a less active member's house. And we knocked the door right next to his first and yesenia answered and talked with us for a minute. She ended up saying that she was happy where she was at and that her family already had a religion. So we asked her if she knew anyone in need of a message and kept going. 5 houses down we got a text from the other elders asking if we could pick them up on the way to dinner. So we started heading back to the car, which was past yesenia's house. If we hadn't gotten the text we would have probably kept knocking more doors. But on the way back there was this ice cream truck driving right in front of us and as we passed yesenia's house, she was out on the front steps, just standing there. So Elder Bradshaw just asked her if she was waiting for ice cream. She said no and waived us over. So we go over and she tells us that before we knocked her door she was about to take her shoes off and lay down, and after we left she went back to do the same thing. But she said that she couldn't the second time. She said there was something holding her back from doing it and it told her to go back out and listen to what we had to say. And so she headed back outside and that was right when we were passing by. So after she told us all this, we taught the restoration and focused on the Holy Ghost from the last part of the pamphlet and how what she felt was definitely this. We then got her number and a return appointment. We are going back this Wednesday and I am so excited for it! And if everything in this hadn't happened exactly as it did, we wouldn't have seen her standing outside. But god has a plan and he knows exactly what needs to happen to have spiritual experiences for his children. I know that I grew personally from it. It strengthened my testimony that we need to be in the right place at the right time and be able to listen to the spirit to tell us where to go.
And then the next big one. During our daily planning, we were trying to figure out where we needed to knock doors. I felt like we should go knock these apartments in the top part of our area. So we put it in our plans and didn't think much of it. But as we were knocking, the first door to answer us was this super happy woman. As we introduced ourselves, she cut us off after awhile and said that she was a member! But she had just moved her a couple of months ago from New York and a few months before that from Honduras. So we got her the direction to the church and asked if we could come back over tomorrow with some members. She happily said yes and we kept on working. But I thought this experience was so cool, because I know that Heavenly Father guided us to that door so that his child could return to the path. He really does search and care for his lost sheep. And I love that I was able to help him in that search.
And then the temple was it's own special spiritual experience. I always feel so spiritually rejuvenated after. I'm glad we get to go every once in a while.
Anyways other little random things from this week. Saturday was elder Bradshaw's birthday and so we ate lunch at McDonald's as a district and then threw a cake in his face after. It was pretty great.
And yesterday we ate at a member's house and we all of us ate some chili de árbol. My tongue was numb. It was awesome. Haha
Love you all!
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