Monday, December 7, 2015
Hello Friends and Family!
We received a referral from a member in our branch and she said that it was a little old lady who lived with her son and we were excited to go meet her. When we got to her house, her son was bringing their firewood in and we offered help but, obviously, as always, he told us no so we saw her mom sitting there and we started talking. We told her who we were and that her neighbor had told us that we HAD to come meet her so here we were. We did not imagine how old she really was until we met her. She is 95!! But she still hears really well!! That was the most surprising thing to me! haha don't people usually lose their hearing after a while...? She had a very hard life.... she had 15 children and raised all of them by herself because her husband died just after the smallest was born and she lost many of her children through the years. She only has 3 children left now. She also raised a good portion of her grandchildren because a few of her kids were not able to care after them. She is a very strong woman and now is ready to receive the true gospel in her life!! It is amazing that God can really prepare people to receive the gospel in ANY stage of life!!
Another thing that was pretty gosh darn funny, just a quick recap, was a lady that we contacted in the street and when we went to give her a pass-along card, she told us that she wouldn't accept it because she believes in Jesus Christ and when we told her that we do too, she told us that she KNOWS we are lying because she knows that we say that we believe in him but then we step all over him and that we put his image on the floor of our chapel so that everyone can step on him as they walk in. Wow.... I just want everyone to know that WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST!! He is the center of our religion and the head of our church! I know that he lives and that he loves us and that we cannot be saved if it were not for his sacrifice for us!
Being in the house a bit extra these weeks has given us the chance to cook a lot in the house! :) We've been inventing lots of new things to cook with the things that we find in the house! :) It's fun!! But what is even better is that we have been able to study for HOURS each day in the scriptures and I have really learned to LOVE the Book of Mormon!! But in a way that I never could before I REALLY started studying it!! And I KNOW that it is true!! And I also love that we have been able to leave the house every day!! :D Whoo!! I just have to go back home now if my ankle starts to feel molested (that's the word that you would use in English?... I don't know...) And we are seeing so many miracles!! We are finding new people that need the gospel each and every day!! I LOVE BEING ON A MISSION!!! AHHHH!!!