Tuesday, September 6, 2011
got a lot to say so i'll just hop to it.
so many milagros at the temple lately it's NOT EVEN FUNNY!
first story number 1--the other day four hungarian guys came in, mid twenties. they were super open and WAY awesome. they didn't know a ton about the church, so we showed them our little picture book and then hit em hard with the restoration. at the end they were 100% down with receiving copies of the BOM. i had this feeling that we should go to our storage place inside the temple and grab a hungarian bom--not for them to have (we want missionaries to take it to them personally!!), but just to look it over and read a portion with them. we stood near the entrance of the temple, holding this hardback book of pure truth and they read moroni 10:3-5 out loud in hungarian. when he finished reading it, we paused and the spirit testified SO STRONGLY. they are going to be GOLDEN contacts for those hungarian missionaries! it was incredible.
2--that day at the temple we got 10 referrals... all international: four from hungary (those ballers), four from VIETNAM, and two from RUSSIA. okay!
*bottom line: people are prepared. they ARE!
4--when we were getting off our temple shift last night we needed to use the bano and wash our hands bc we were frozen cold, so the security guard, kevin, who was a baller, let us into the temple. AKA I WAS IN THE SAN DIEGO TEMPLE AT NIGHT BY MYSELF (well, with my companion), WHEN IT WAS CLOSED!! hahah i was like--"ONLY IN THE SAN DIEGO MISSION IS THIS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!" i am so blessed! and i know it! and i LOVE MY MISSION!!!
okay. next. so our guy that we're teaching who's way golden didn't come to church. or to the appointment that we had members at for him. huge fail. BUT. we received a really interesting call during the week from his FRIEND who wants to meet with us! huh? when does that happen? someone called us? and they want us to come over? haha. so that was a miracle. for sure. such a blessing.
my quote of the week. we were talking about the plan of salvation during comp study and i heard myself say about adam and eve, "they were just walking around petting animals." hahahahah.
welp, i think that's it. the message is... PEOPLE ARE PREPARED. THE LORD'S GOT THINGS ALL WORKED OUT. we just have to be willing to step INSIDE kfc (not necessarily eat anything from there!) to see miracles and see people who are prepared. are you getting me? there are people just WAITING for us to go out of our way a little bit so we can share what we have and follow heavenly father's plan. it might require running inside to grab that book of mormon in jibberish (hungarian), or running all the way across the temple parking lot, or stepping into a restaurant that even the NAME makes you gag... but if we DO IT... if we GO OUT OF OUR WAY A LITTLE BIT, the lord blesses us with unforgettable experiences. are you hearing me? so what is the spririt telling you to go and do? go out of your way and DO IT! i promise you won't regret it!
my mexican blanket sweater. I LOVE IT! and ps. check out the tan line on my feet ha!
temple before we left. there is the most BEAUTIFUL painting at deseret book that i'm going to buy someday. it's the sd temple like this but it's focused more on the tree.. and the pathway to it and it looks like the TREE OF LIFE! ah. it's stunning!
pss. THANKS DER AND JENN FOR DELIVERING THE BOX OF HEAVEN! sooooooo grateful! love you guys a TON!
Posted by Missionary Mom at 12:10 PM