Monday, May 19, 2014

AMAZING WEEK!

So much happened this week... This email is probably going to be the most jumbled thing ever, but it was an awesome week, so I hope I can sufficiently explain everything.

First off, we had an amazing experience while inviting our dear investigator Lilly, who is 85, to be baptized. In the morning, we were praying to God, asking Him which date would be best. Sister Barlow and I were stuck between the 7th and the 14th of June. We said another prayer, and both agreed on the 14th. We were a little worried about her concern of being baptized again, but we prepared a lesson for her all about the priesthood authority with references to the Book of Mormon. When we taught her, and then invited her to be baptized on the 14th of June, she got this HUGE smile on her face. She started saying, "That's my day! That's my day!" We were kinda confused, but then she told us that June 14th is her BIRTHDAY! She without a doubt accepted the baptismal date. She explained to us how she has already prayed and asked God if this is the truth and this is the church that He wants her to join. She got a YES from God. She has come to church the last two Sundays, and she loves it. She has been reading every single pamphlet, she has been reading the Book of Mormon. She loves everyone at church. At church, during relief society, she explained how she was looking for a church to go to, and God sent Sister Barlow and I to her. My heart is full of joy. Lilly is amazing. She is truly one of the prepared. She is 85, but she is the spunkiest 85 year old ever. She talks so much, and she is so full of life. She had attended a different church for 14 years, and left that church, because she knew it wasn't true. I am so happy that I will be able to be at her baptism. Just pray that this will all work out! I have faith that she will be baptized. I'm so excited! :) 

There are so many people looking for the truth, they just don't know where to find it. We have to be those who bring it to them! Talk to everyone. We had another great experience while going out with Sister Gayle down in Treasure Beach. We went to go visit an investigator who hasn't been picking up his phone and we ended up meeting his wife. We talked to her, and she became a new investigator, but she doesn't seem 100 percent interested. But, after that we walked over to the house next door and the lady happily invited us in. She told us that she had a feeling that she would meet people today who would help her. Can you believe that? So neat! She is really excited to continue to meet with us. 

We have another investigator who's name is Percy. He is 27 or so. He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke, and he is really annoyed with all the churches in his area. He has been to so many, and he doesn't understand why all of them are wrong. He firmly believes in God, and knows that God has to have some sort of truth out there. He is awesome. He had questions about fasting because he heard that churches do that, and we didn't even ask him to fast, and he just tried it out for himself to see if he could do it. He says that he wants to see if he can do the little things, so eventually he can do the "hard things" the true church requires. I just love him so much. 

We had 3 investigators at church! Sister Gayle brought them all in her taxi. Lilly, Semone, and Sister Gayles son, Jermaine. (But we probably won't be teaching Jermaine much longer because he has developed a big creepy crush on me). They loved it so much, and the branch was so accepting of them. I am so grateful and just loving the mission. It really is true to say that the hard times or bad times really make you appreciate the good times. I've had some rough patches on my mission, but I am so happy that things are looking up at this point in time!

We had Zone Conference this last week. It was great. I really felt the spirit, and was edified. President Brown talked a lot about, "desire," and how to develop it more. They then talked about first impressions as a missionary. I am trying everyday to be a missionary that smiles at everyone, and talks to everyone, despite how difficult it can be. It's hard to smile at people who are rude, but sometimes a smile can be the only testimony you get to share with them. Sister Vance said something that really touched me. She was talking about how I have an ability to make people around me feel comfortable and feel like we are long time friends. I'm not trying to brag at all, but I really needed that compliment. Every once in a while it's nice to get some reassurance. 

On a side note, I think there is at least one day each week that I forget my name tag. You think I would have learned by now. 

Anyways, this truly was an amazing week. There is so much more that I learned and that happened, but I don't have all the time in the world. I truly love my Father in Heaven. I love that He sent Jesus Christ to this world, to be our savior. I know that this Gospel is true. I know that as we not only outwardly appear to live the gospel, but inwardly live it as well, we will see miracles. God blesses those who seek him earnestly. God gives liberally to all that ask. I wish I could write the feelings of my heart, but it's an emotion that I cannot express. I know with all my heart that this truly is the work of the Lord. I can feel even more change taking place within my soul, and I know it is because of the influence of the Holy Spirit in my life. When I think of the world and the worldly things, I have lost all desire to be apart of it. Of course, I will eventually have to go home, but I will be in the world, but not of it. Can you imagine the day we will leave this world to be with God? How amazing that will be! 

Love and Respect,
Sista Pitt



A Funny Group Of People!

Helping To Read

Sorta Blurry Companions

MY WALL!

Poor Sister Barlow

Demar Has Been Baptized For One Year Now!

Everyone Writes Their Name On THE Desk!


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1 comment:

  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Jamaica? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Jamaica in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)
    Spain

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

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