February 26, 2014

Week 27 (17 February 2014)

It was a great week!  Wahoo!  The mission is AMAZING and my companion is the bomb!

Segunda- We got invited to a family home evening with a part-member family, a less-active member, and a recent convert.  First miracle, we didn't have to set-up anything.  This is the perfect example of member missionary work, helping to strengthen the ward and letting the missionaries get involved.  Everyone should do this, plan a FHE and invite friends, less-actives, and (of course) the missionaries.

Terca- The mom (C~) of a recent convert in the ward said that she would be willing to take our lessons.  She is the sweetest lady, but is a little confused about priesthood and the importance of having the actual authority of God in order to baptize, etc.  It was a very frustrating lesson because she said that she knows that the church is true, but then went on to say that she also believes that the Catholic church is true, and so on.  We still love her as if she were family, but it is so sad when someone is this close to the truth, but doesn't understand one IMPORTANT aspect of the restoration.  We will keep working with her and hopefully get somewhere eventually.  :)

Quarta- We ate lunch with a member that I hadn't met before and her cute little girl.  During the entire meal the little girl sang primary songs and told us the story of Branca de Neve (Snow White) at least ten time.  She made our day. Hehe.

Quinta- We had a lesson with a student at the university here in Santa Maria (Camobi).  Her name is Paula and she is very special.  She is very strong in her church, but has curiosity in what others believe.  After we sang a hymn to start out the lesson she asked if she could sing a hymn.  It was super cute that she was so open to share with us her faith.  She also shared a scripture with us.  We are going to teach her again on Wednesday, so we will see what happens.  She is so special though.  :) Love her.

Sexta- DAY OF MIRACLES1  We had 9 obvious miracle happen to us today.  It was great.  The Lord put person after person in our path (sometimes literally) today and I know that a lot of good will come from today.

Sabado- V~ and R~ are perfect.  They have been LEGALLY married for 16 years (which is rare) and have a 15 year old son.  I have never heard an investigator ask so many inspired/perfect questions during a lesson before, such as "how does God chose/call His prophets?"  They are amazing.

Domingo- out of time...

Please keep in your prayers these people that I have the opportunity to teach.  Thanks for all of the support!  Love you all!

Te amo.
-Sister Phelps

I got the package from the ward!  It was AMAZING!  Tell everyone thank you SO MUCH!

[ I asked Sarah the following week what had happened on Domingo of this week and she responded with the following. -Mom Phelps
"Last week we were able to teach a woman named M~.  She has two siblings who were baptized in 2007 and that is how we found her.  She is AMAZING!  She is already a grandma, but goes on runs every morning and has the body of a 30 year old.  She is super duper awesome because she has done all of the reading, praying, and other commitments that we have left with her so far.  She is so humble and was so excited when we taught her "the right way to pray."  Keep her in your prayers we are going to invite her to be baptized this week.  :)" ]

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