What a miraculous week we just experienced. Holy cow i cant even explain what just happened!!! It was just amazing! I will try to describe in words what we just experienced but that just will not do it justice!!!
Okay so first we went to our investigators house for dinner. The ones that had the hardest time coming to church and praying out loud. So we were over there and we were getting ready to eat. So sister Hatch and i are sitting there with our arms folded waiting for the prayer and the dad was like okay who wants to say the prayer and we all sit in silence for a minute. Then totally unexpected the mom pipes up and is like "I will say it tonight" We were all just shocked!! Sister Hatch and i couldnt believe what we were just witnessing. But the prayer she said was amazing!!! The spirit was so strong as she prayed! So that was miracle number one for the week. Then we had been praying super hard for how we were going to teach them the word of wisdom lesson because they have some addictions that they would have to overcome. So we were in there and we were praying super hard for the spirit to be there because that is truly the only way they would accept what we were going to say to them. So we shared with them the word of wisdom and they took it so good!!! Their only concern that they dont quite understand is the coffee thing. But they are willing to pray about it and they love everything else we have shared with them so they are like that is no deal breaker for us. They asked us if there was any other commandments that they should know about that are usually hard for people and we had already taught them the law of chastity so they were good. That was miracle number two for the week and Jasmine prayed that night too!! The spirit was so strong there it was amazing!! The room was just full of love and happiness. The gospel is so true!!!
Next the little boy we were teaching got baptized on Saturday!!! YEAH!!!!!!!! It was the most amazing baptism i have ever been to. That little boy is so wonderful. So leading up to his baptism this last week we were finishing up some of the lessons. He usually says the closing prayer after the lesson. One night he was praying after the lesson and he said "Please bless the sisters and their families" That made my heart just melt. He is ten let me remind you and for him to pray for our families was just the greatest feeling every. So just know that you all have a ten year old little boy praying for you out here in Ohio as well. So then Saturday he got baptized. He was so excited! The smile on that kids face when he walked into the church was so big!! He was smiling from ear to ear! We asked him how he was feeling and he said he was so happy and that was before the cute kid even got baptized. Then we got him all ready and he looked so handsome!!! His dad and his little brother was there. His dad who is trying to come back to church bore his testimony after his little boy got baptized. He said that this brought back many memories of when he first got baptized. He said that he has seen such a change in his son since he has met with us and he knows the church is true. We just need to get him to act on that belief now. But it will come. Then his son bore his testimony. He has got the purest testimony! He did so good. I am so proud of him! Then we went by after church on Sunday and he just seemed so happy. That is truly what the gospel of Jesus Christ does for ya! He has got such a special spirit and that little boy is going to set such a great example to his whole family especially his dad. We talked to the dad after the baptism and asked him what he thought of it all and he said "This was seriously the highlight of my day" That little boy has helped my testimony of the gospel grow. Miracle number three!!! But it just keeps going... So friday we were on exchanges with some of the other sisters in our zone and sister Hatch and one of the other sisters found this guy who was a member of the church but his records were not here. So they talked to him for a minute and he said that he would be at church on Sunday. So Sunday came and we were sitting next to the little boy who just got baptized and his dad and in walks this less active. Well he looks at the dad and sticks out his hand to shake it. So we were thinking oh cool they know eachother. Well this less active sits down behind us and is like "I see you found my brother" We were like WHAT???! Miracle number four. The cool thing was that the dad didnt even know his brother was a member. And he got to be there to see his little nephew get confirmed.
So we have been teaching this mom whose kids have already been baptized but she has struggled with a word of wisdom problem for a long time so she hasnt been able to be baptized. Well about a month ago she was clean for about three weeks. She was so ready to be baptized she was so excited. Then we found out that she had a felony. But it was all good we told her not to give up. We just had to have her meet with our mission president and he had to write to the first presidency to get permission for her to be baptized. We told her it would be about a month before we heard back from them. She was a little discouraged and felt like every time she got close to baptism something came up and she couldnt get baptized. She had been working at it for several months now. Well she kinda slipped back into a rut and started smoking again and was just super down. Well this last week we finally started to see her start to perk back up again. Then on Friday we were sitting there studying and we got a text from our mission president saying "She is good for baptism i just got the letter back" Sister Hatch and I stood up and just started screaming and laughing and rolling around on the ground. We were so happy. The other sisters that were there were laughing at us so hard. It was the best thing ever. And when the mom found out that she could be baptized she was so excited. We were all just beyond what words can describe excited!!! Miracle number five!!!!
Man i cannot even tell you how wonderful this last week was. It makes up for the hard weeks out here. Something that i have learned from all of this is that God never leaves you hangin. He will always pull through for you. We must always remember that. Especially when times are hard. Remember everything happens for a reason and God will never leave you hangin. I know this church is beyond true. It is the biggest blessing that we can give to people. I know our Heavenly Father loves us all. We are all his children. Keep smiling and being super strong. I love you all so so much!!!!
Love your sister Davis :)
P.S. i hope my emails make sense. Sometimes i just get so excited and throw it all out there ;)