Monday, April 28, 2014

Week 9 - Service, Teaching, and the Temple

Hello my sweet family. :) It was so much fun to hear about your weeks and to see so many pictures, I LOVE IT. Thank you for thinking about me so much and for being so kind to me, I appreciate it and cherish it more than I could ever explain. I have the best family and friends in the whole world and I really am so blessed. :)

We had an amazing week, we saw so many miracles, had a lot of tender moments and just had a blast. :) One of the really awesome things that happened this week is that we found a new investigator and she is just the sweetest thing. Her name is N**** and she is 77 years old. She is just totally darling. She is a former investigator; she was meeting with the Elders about a year ago but then dropped them for some reason. We decided that we would just go stop by and see how she was doing. When she saw us at the door she literally clapped her hands for joy. :) She was so excited to see us. We went inside and just started talking to her. I bet she has said 7 times in the past week how excited she was to have the missionaries back over. We have been reading the Book of Mormon with her, and she just eats it up she totally loves it. We invited her to come to church with us but she said that she has having some health problems that were really bothering her, but she really really wants to come in the next few weeks. We are so excited to start teaching N**** again, she is so special. :) Every time we leave she says in the most genuine voice ever "I just love you girls, I really do." It just kind of melts your heart a little bit. :)

Exchanges with Sister Walton
Univ of Chicago Track Meet
Another kind of exciting thing that happened this week was that we were able to go on exchanges again, it was AWESOME. :) This time Sister Hansen stayed in LaPorte and I was able to go into the City with Hermana Walton. It was seriously the coolest. I think I was in heaven that whole entire day, I just love the city. It was beautiful, lively, and exciting. I thought it was awesome. The sisters that we exchange with are over the YSA branch on the University of Chicago Campus. So for a good chunk of the day we were on the campus, and it was super cool. We had a few lessons and things to do on campus so we were there for a little bit and it is absolutely stunning. The buildings down there are just magnificent and super unique. I felt a little bit like I was at Hogwarts. I loved it. :) We were trying to find ways that we could contact people but it's against the rules for us to proselyte on campus so we asked a ward member what they thought would be a productive way for us to meet people and he said "Oh! There is a track meet going on right now, come with me and I will introduce you to some of my friends." So that's what we did, we went to a University of Chicago track meet. :) It was super successful. We were able to find a bunch of people who were really interested in learning more. One of the people that I just had a ball talking to was named C*****. He is my age, goes to the University of New York and is like 6'6”. He was just this massive Javelin and Hammer thrower. He was totally cool. We talked for awhile and just got to be good friends. He was really curious about what he did as missionaries and after we described a little bit about our purpose and what we do he said "Can you teach me more right now"? We were super stoked about it. So we started to teach him about the Book of Mormon. Even though we were in the middle of some bleachers at a track meet the spirit was super strong and it was an amazing lesson. We invited him to read it and pray about if it was true and he said that he was super interested and would for sure read it. I'm friends with him on Facebook now so hopefully we can follow up with him. It was awesome. :)

For some reason the funny story of the week always comes with me embarrassing myself in front of a big group of people. Sunday I was asked to speak in Sacrament meeting which was kind of exciting. :) Back home the sacrament usually gets done around 25 after or a little bit later, but because this ward is so much smaller the sacrament and everything is finished by 10 after. So I had a lot of time to talk, and I think it went ok. I spoke on the blessings that come from paying our tithing, so it was a fun subject. But because I was up there for awhile and was just really excited about all these amazing blessings, I started using my hands a little bit too much and I actually smacked the microphone. Haha. :) And it made a super loud noise. Everyone laughed and it was super funny! Haha. :) It was a little embarrassing, but no big. It was pretty funny. :)

One of the most special moments of the week just instantly brought me to tears. We had a lesson this week with Sister P***** and we asked her if she wanted to work towards going to the temple. She was immediately so excited and just couldn't wait to go. She said that it was something that she had always wanted to do but she didn't know if it was something that she would be able to do. She told us that she had been praying and praying for someone to talk to her about the temple. :) On Sunday Sister Paulson was able to receive her very first temple recommend. Right after she came out of the interview she threw both of her hands in the air and just had the biggest smile on her face. She gave me the biggest hug in the world, and we both just cried together. I love her so much, she is absolutely amazing. I am so excited for the blessings of the temple to come into her life and into the lives of her family. We are hoping to go do baptisms this week, and then as soon as we finish temple prep with her we will take her to receive her endowment. I feel so honored to be able to be a part of this totally amazing and miraculous moment in her life.

So we have this investigator named K***** that we were trying to meet with, but we just weren't being too successful. So we decided to go over to offer service. When we stopped by Kimberly wasn't around but the rest of her family was. We told them that we wanted to help in any way that we could. :) Basically the verdict ended up being that we would cook their family dinner for them on Sunday night. We were so excited. :) This way we would get to serve them and we would get to teach the whole family. So we went over and made crepes and it was awesome. They were so kind about everything and said that it was super good. (Thanks papa for teaching me how to cook) And then we were able to have a lesson with them and it was incredible. :) just so so special. We talked to them about the Plan of Salvation and what that meant for their family. They were so excited about everything that we talked about and many times said "that makes sense" or " oh, I love that" it was so special. :) We were able to invite them to be baptized on June 16th and they said YES. :) We are truly being so blessed. In the missionary call letter it says something along the lines of "greater happiness than you have ever experienced will come to you as you labor among Gods children." And that prophetic promise absolutely came true for me last night. I could not stop smiling. :) I felt so much joy and excitement as WE taught this sweet family. It was amazing. :)

I'm really happy and I absolutely love what I am doing. Thank you for all your support and prayers, they are absolutely working. :) We are being so blessed.
-Sister Watts
Puzzle with Sister D

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 8 - Easter

Hello my sweet family and friends. :)

I'm doing good, it was an awesome week. We were really blessed this week. :) 
      Tuesday we had a really special experience. We had an appointment that night with the M***** family. The M***** family is so special. I love them so much. They were baptized a little over a year ago and have since gone really inactive. They still let us come over every week to talk with them, they are all ways so loving and super kind. From the very first time I met them we just had this really special connection, we get along really well, and they are just very special to me.
      During our companionship study that morning we wrote out a lesson plan and moved on to preparing other things for our day. Later that day we pulled out Preach My Gospel and were reading Chapter 4 which is all about recognizing the spirit.
      As we read I felt this super strong prompting that the lesson that we had prepared for the M***** was not the lesson that we needed to share with them. So Sister Hansen And I got on our knees and we prayed to know what we were supposed to share with this family. We sat for a moment, but didn't feel like we had any solid ideas for what we should talk to them about. We were starting to get desperate. We knew that Heavenly Father knew their needs and that he knew their hearts. We can't do this work without Him. So we knelt down and we prayed again. Right after that ideas began to flow. :) We were led to a completely different lesson plan than we had thought of originally. That night when we taught that lesson we knew that what he had prepared was what Heavenly Father had intended for us to to say.
     We prayed earnestly for the spirit before we went in, and it was powerful. We were able to commit them to things we haven't been able to commit them to do in the past, we were able to feel a special spirit that wasn't there before, and I saw their countenances change.
     It was such a blessing to be an instrument in the hands of God. This is His work, and needs to be done His way. When we rely on him completely miracles happen and I saw a miracle happen Tuesday night.:)

     While we were out tracting and inviting people to the Easter Egg Hunt we met one of the sweetest old man in the world. :) His name is E*****, and he is probably about 80 years old. When he came to the door we just started talking and getting to know him, he was really friendly so it was easy and fun to get to talk to him. He told us all about his family, his job before he retired, where he grew up. It was so fun to get to talk to him. We gave him a Book of Mormon and talked to him a little bit about the background of it, and then we told him how much we loved it and how special it was to us. I testified to him that if he read it, and prayed and asked if it were true that Heavenly Father would answer his prayer. He told us he was excited to read it. We left his porch with the biggest smiles on our faces. We love E***** :) Well, He came to the Easter Egg Hunt. He carried the Book of Mormon around with him the whole time he was at the church. In one night he had read 10 chapters. It was amazing I am so proud of him and excited for him. He is living in the a Elders area, so we aren't able to teach him anymore but I was so excited to get to play a little role in his story. :)

     My dad told me once that "Exhaustion is the best feeling a missionary can have." And we felt that, it was awesome. :) We were super beat after everything that we did to prepare for our Easter Egg Hunt. We made lots of phone calls, decorated the cultural hall, cooked food, and gave out over 175 invitations. We worked so hard to have everything prepared and ready for Saturday. After we had done everything that we knew how to do to, we prayed and we prayed and we prayed. :) We gave it to our Heavenly Father to do with our party what we couldn't do on our own. And we were SO BLESSED. Oh my goodness the Easter a Egg Hunt went so well. The members were amazing and totally supportive. We had a lot of members come and a lot of them invited their friends. :)They helped so much in setting up and bringing food, they were so helpful. We also had a lot of people come who we just came. Some people came because they saw flyers we had put out, some came because they saw it on Facebook, some came because we left invitations on their door, and some came that we had met on the streets. It was AMAZING. We had an incredible turnout, We were so happy. :) We were able to find three people who will hopefully become investigators, so pray for that. :) 

     Easter was really special too. For personal study on Sunday I just studied about Christ and his life and everything that he did for us and it was amazing. Church was super special on Sunday and the spirit was so strong, it was an incredible Easter. :) I have to admit it was a little bit difficult being away from my family for my first Major holiday, but luckily we were so blessed with sweet members who let us into their homes. I was SO grateful. :) 

     Yesterday we had so many incredible experiences. :) We taught a lot of lessons, found 2 new investigators and met some amazing people. I wish I had more time to tell about how special yesterday was, but for now I will just tell one story. :) 
     We were going to go and stop by a less active named J*****. We were walking up to J***** house, and for some reason I all of a sudden got super nervous. I don't know why but I was just really scared to knock on his door. I said a quick little prayer in my heart and just asked Heavenly Father to help me be brave, to make the nerves go away, and to give me the courage to go up to this door. I am so grateful that sometimes Heavenly Father answers those fervent prayers so immediately. 
     I knocked on the door and I am so grateful that I was able to, because the next hour was nothing short of amazing. We didn't know this before knocking on his door, but J***** is quadriplegic  when he was 21 he fell out of a tree and has been paralyzed from the neck down ever since. It takes him 4 hours to get ready in the morning and an hour to get ready for bed. He has to have someone with him constantly to help him eat, use the bathroom, get around, and do all these things that we do so easily each day. He has lived his life sitting in the same chair for the past 27 years. While I sat in his living room listening to his story I was absolutely awe struck, and although I was amazed with his story I was even more amazed at his attitude. He told us all about his incredibly difficult life with the biggest smile on his face. :) After everything that Jeffery said he would pause and say "Oh. I am just so blessed."
     Despite every reason in the world to complain, be depressed, and say "why me?" J***** takes life with a smile and a thankful heart. He talked to us about how powerful our attitudes are. Our attitudes are more important than anything, they can make or brake any situation, and the most amazing this is we have complete control over it. We can 100% choose how we react. :) We shared with him my favorite scripture D&C 123:17 "Let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power" It was an amazing lesson, he was incredible. Sister Hansen And I left with the most amazing feeling. J***** told us we could come back any time, so hopefully we will make it over there again soon.:) 

I love you all so much. 
Thank you for EVERYTHING. :) 
Love, Sister McKenna Watts

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week 7 - "made right through the atonement"

Hello my sweet friends and family. :) It's been another amazing week here in LaPorte. The weather is beautiful and the work is really picking up. I'm loving it. :)

M***** GOT BAPTIZED. :) Oh. This weekend has been so special with her baptism and confirmation. It had been such a miracle and such a blessing to get to be a part of something so incredible. I feel so blessed. :) Every time we talked about her baptism with her she would say how absolutely excited she was, she could hardly wait. It has been such a sweet thing for me to be able to watch M***** prepare for this very special moment.

The Program was so incredible. The talks were amazing and brought the spirit so strong. The bummerish part of the program was that Sister Hansen and I were asked to sing the special musical number. At the last baptism we provided the special musical number, but I accompanied on the piano while Sister Hansen sang, and it went really really well. I would much rather play. We decided to sing "I stand all amazed" for M*****'s. Which is one of my favorite hymns. It is so pretty and I love the message. Anyway, the plan was for me to sing the first verse, Sister Hansen would sing the second verse, and we would sing the third verse together. So I started off and It was going ok until it started getting a little high for me.. As soon as I sang the top of the line "I tremble to know that for me He was Crucified." I let out the most horrific croak. Ooooh my goodness it was awful. The entire congregation just burst into laughter. Haha. :) I have definitely learned that if you can learn to laugh at yourself you will never stop laughing. Haha it was totally embarrassing and totally hilarious. :) We have laughed about it so much since then.

In these past 6 weeks I have witnessed the most amazing miracles. As soon as I got assigned to my trainer, arrived in my new area, and got a little bit settled we went right over to M*****'s home. The very first time I met M***** I sat on her floor and listened as she told me her story. She told me about how she knew that something was missing in her life, she didn't know what but she knew that she needed to find out what it was. So she went on this search to "find God". She started looking up churches, calling them and visiting them. One day she called our church building and the sisters answered the phone, M***** said "I want to learn everything I can about your church, is there any way that you can come over today and teach me? Oh, and could you bring over any materials or literature from your church that I could read?" Oh. :) Those Sister Missionaries that answered the phone were SO excited. It's amazing to see how much The Lord is preparing the hearts of these people to receive the gospel. M***** is incredible, and from day one she has showed incredible amounts of faith as she has strived to keep commitments and come closer to Jesus Christ.

M***** told me all about how she was being evicted at the end of the week and that there was nowhere for her family (two kids and her granddaughter) to stay. They had absolutely no money coming in and were about to become homeless. The first night I met M***** She just sat there and cried. She was stressed, worried, scared, discouraged and overwhelmed. I have seen the atonement 100% change Her life. Jesus Christ brought hope to a situation where there was no hope. I love the line in Preach My Gospel that says "Everything that is unfair about life is made right through the atonement." That is the epitome of the role of the atonement in M*****'s life.  Over the next several weeks their small family would live in a one room hotel, struggling to find food, work, and closure.

Through miracle after miracle they were all able to find work, get back on their feet, and are now living in a beautiful apartment. :)

So she was ready and so excited. Right after M***** came out of the waters of baptism my companion and I were standing there waiting to give her a towel, she came out with the biggest smile on her face and immediately gave us the biggest hugs. After she was baptized she said "I feel so much lighter now." The atonement of Jesus Christ is so real. I watched it completely change M*****'s life. She just shines. M***** is so incredible. I love her so much. She has shown so much faith and trust in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I feel so blessed to have been a part of something so incredible. :)

Right now we are teaching 3 kids. :) I love teaching those sweet kids so much. They couldn't be cuter.
Teaching them is so much fun because 1. We have to get really creative with different object lessons and

with different ways to teach them in a way that they understand and can relate to. 2. I love it because we teach the very basics and fundamentals of the gospel. We need to teach very simply. It is so amazing to me that the spirit is so strong when we teach simply. The truths of the gospel are 'plain and precious' and I love focusing in the basics. :) 3. They are SOO excited. When we taught A***** this we had a dinner appointment at her home right after we taught her. When we were done eating dinner she looked at me and said "can we please have another lesson right now?? I don't want to wait all the way until next week." Seriously how cute is she? :) When she came to church on Sunday she ran right up to me and gave me the biggest hug. It was so cute. She sat by us through the whole meeting and was just so excited. I love these sweet kids so much, they couldn't be more amazing. 

Our Easter Egg Hunt is coming up on Saturday and we are so so excited.
We have invited so many people. Everywhere we go we are handing out invitations and asking people to come. We invite the cashiers at the store, people we pass on the street, we've gone tracting and invited people. We are inviting the whole town. :) One lady that we knocked on her door told us she was a pastor at her church but that she had a ton of kids who came to her church. She said that they would LOVE this. She told us she would bring her whole congregation to our party. Haha I don't know if she will or not, but we are hoping that this will be really successful, and that we can find some more people to teach. :)

I'm so happy. :) I love you all so much. Thank you for your prayers and support, it means more to us than

we could ever say. Every time I hear someone say a prayer for the missionaries I feel a little boost.
So Thank you so much. :)
-Love Sister Watts

Monday, April 7, 2014

Week 6 - I Love the Temple & Elder Ballard's challenge

Chicago Temple
I am sorry that I wasn't able to get an e-mail out last week. We had the amazing opportunity to go to the temple, but we just ran out of time and I wasn't able to write like I would have wanted. :) I absolutely love the temple more than I even have words. I have missed going SO much. We are so blessed to have so many temples, it is becoming easier and easier to go, and to go often. I loved getting to go to the temple every week. I didn't realize how truly blessed we are in Utah to be able to have so many temples so close to us. The Chicago temple is just under 100 miles away from La Porte.  It is amazing for me to see these incredible members out here who put forth a valiant effort to go to the temple and sacrifice so much to go. It took us about 2 hours to drive to the temple and took us almost the whole day. The saints make the trip out there
ALL the time. They don't let the distance, or the planning, or the effort get in the way of the blessings they know come from the temple. There really is no sacrifice too big for the blessings of the temple and these members know that and live it. I love it.  The blessings that come through living the gospel are absolutely priceless.

These past two weeks we have invited 3 families in our ward to start working towards the goal of going to the temple. I am so excited for them. :) The spirit that comes into the room when we testify of the sacredness of the temple and share the absolutely priceless truth that our families can be sealed together forever is so special. We are going to start working on their family history so they can find their ancestors and do their work for their families in the temple.  I can hardly wait for these sweet friends of mine to feel the joy that comes through going to the temple. I LOVE THE TEMPLE. :) 

Sister Hansen and I have set a goal to really focus on trying to find more people to teach. So we came up with this really really fun idea to have a Ward Easter Party, and we are so excited about it. :) It has been a blast planning this huge party, we have planned the decorations, food, invitations, activities and it has been a ball. The ward members are so excited about it as well and are being so supportive and wanting to help so much, which is super nice. We have invited a lot of people to come so we are hoping that it will be really successful.

So the Miracle of this week is M*****. A few weeks ago she was evicted from her apartment, she had hardly any money but was able to find enough to get her a rook at a hotel. Her, her two kids, and her two year old grand daughter were living in the tiniest room. She has been struggling to find food for her family and hardly had any money to survive on at all. Her two kids started working at Arby's and TacoBell to try to get as much money as possible, but she was in a pretty big hole. It finally came down to the point when she had absolutely no money at all and her only option was to sleep in her car. It was devastating for us to watch her hit just rock bottom financially. But miraculously all throughout this she had so much faith. She never stopped reading her Scriptures, she said she was constantly praying, and always striving and wanting to learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She had told us many many times that she is so a excited to be baptized. She can just hardly wait. :) Because of her amazing faith and persistence this week she was able to find a house that her and her family are moving into today. :) It was such a miracle. When everything looked like there was absolutely no hope she didn't give up and kept trusting in her Heavenly Father. He opened doors for her family and is taking care of them. I am so grateful that our Heavenly Father is aware of each of us and that he loves each and every one of us. He knew the needs of M***** and her family and he answered her prayers. She is being baptized on Saturday. She is so ready and so excited.

We went over to a members home this past week to talk to them about missionary work and to get them excited about what is happening in our area. We started talking to this family about how exciting and easy missionary work can be. When the mom said "There is no way I could ever do this. Just sitting here listening to you talk I get super nervous and my heart starts beating really fast. It's too hard for me to share the gospel."  She was super blunt and abrupt about what she said so I was honestly taken back a little bit. We talked a little bit about why she was so scared and then testified that a Heavenly Father loves HER and he has placed people in HER path that need to hear the gospel from HER. She looked at us and said a little timidly "There is a woman who will be here tomorrow who I have the strongest feeling that I need to give a Book of Mormon to." We gave her a Book of Mormon she could give her friend, practiced with her what she would say, and then with the family knelt down and prayed for their mother and her friend." That night we sent their family an encouraging text and prayed so hard for her. We waited anxiously until the time came when she said we could call her to see how it went. When she answered the phone she said with all he excitement in the world "I I DID IT." :) It was amazing. This sweet Sister was terrified to share the gospel at first, but after feeling the spirit and a little bit of reassurance she completely changed, and she did it. :) 

I love Elder Ballards promise that he made last conference when he said "It is impossible for us to fail when we do our best when we are on the Lords errand." I believe this 100%. I loved the two invitations he gave to the church and I want to echo them to you. 1. To study Preach My Gospel. I love preach my gospel so much. I love getting to study it and I am so excited to have you study it with me. And 2. To invite 4 people a year to hear the lessons from the missionaries!! I love that challenge so much. If members really took this invitation and invited that often the work would just EXPLODE. It would be amazing, The Lord is hastening his work and is inviting US to be apart of it. How amazing is that? I feel so privileged to be apart of this great work and I want my family to feel the joy that I feel that comes through sharing the gospel.
Watching Conference

I absolutely loved General Conference!! I was so excited for it and it was absolutely incredible. I learned so much and felt the spirit so strong throughout the whole conference. It is such a blessing to have a living prophet on the earth and to get to hear what our Heavenly Father would want us to learn through him. I love
President Monson And sustain him 100%. I think my favorite talk was President Uchtdorfs talk about being grateful. I thought what he said was so profound. I am so excited to get the Ensign and to start studying those talks. :)

Weekly Selfie
Well, I am working hard and striving to serve with all my heart. Thank you so much for all the love, support and prayers. I have moments when it's really hard being out here, but in those moments I am so so grateful that you have taught me where to turn. I pray constantly and I am just loving the Book of Mormon. I find comfort in the tools you taught me to use every day!!  I am so grateful for you and I love you. :) LOVE. Sister Watts. :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

week 5 - "God gave the increase" 1 Cor 3:6

Oh, It gives me chills when I read that last sentence of your e-mail "Our family is being blessed for what you are doing." Oh I so so hope so.
 I love you all so much and I want to help you with anything that I can. But I know that Heavenly Father can do more for you than I can. So as long as I am working so so super hard he will send blessings to my sweet family. 

 I am doing SO super good. Seriously the temple was incredible. I have missed it so much and I am so grateful that I was able to go today. I needed it! I have been so spoiled with getting to go so much and for having so many temples so close to us that I have totally taken for granted the blessings of the temple. It is an amazing place and after longing to be there so much lately I had a really special experience getting to be there. :) I LOVE IT!!

Ok. Seriously momma you are the BEST Facebook missionary out there. Almost every time I see other missionaries they talk to me about how amazing my mom is. They love getting friend requests from you, when you like and comment their things, and just how involved you are. I have the best mom in the whole world. :) One of the Zone leaders called us the other night to see how we were doing and I told him about the special moment I had when I realized that the stripling warriors were inexperienced and how that gave me so much hope and he said "You know Sister Watts, you are a lot more like the stripling warriors than you think. Not only are you inexperienced like them, and have faith like them, but you have an amazing mother just like them." And then we went on to talk about how much he loved your involvement online throughout the mission. And he is totally right. :) Thank you for all you are doing. Honestly, I have realized more than ever just how truly blessed we are, there is SO much good that we could be doing because we are so blessed. 
McKenna's district

I loved the General Relief Society Broadcast. It was amazing. Just getting to see so many faithful saints in the conference center was so amazing to me. I couldn't help but just be so touched as I sat in a little chapel in Indiana with 15 other sweet sisters as we watched such an amazing event take place. We are so so so blessed. I love that we are watching these things together. :) I am so excited for conference this week! My invitation to you is to have everyone in the family invite someone into your home to watch general conference! That is what the ward here is doing and I am so excited about it. I was reading the other day about temples and it said basically that the only place that can compare to the sacredness of the temple is in the home. The spirit is SO strong in your home and people who are not used to that can 100% feel it. So PLEASE as a family invite people over to watch conference. :) 

MTC missionaries
This Tuesday we had a new missionary training meeting which was really special, I got to see all the missionaries that I was in the MTC with and I loved it. They are some of my sweetest friends. :) 

My whole goal is to give myself to Heavenly Father so that he can use me as an instrument in His hands. Because I am not the real teacher, the spirit is. 
Blessing wall

Yesterday we met this man who was just amazing,  just the sweetest little 78 year old man in the world. We started talking about religion and he was super super passionate about Christ. And just had the sweetest testimony. I had the prompting to reach in my bag and give him a Book of Mormon, so I pulled it out and bore my testimony of it to him, I told him how much I loved it and how it has brought me closer to my Savior. He told me that he wasnt interested at all and that he didnt want it. So I was about to put it back in my bag when I got the strongest impression that I should keep it out. So we kept talking to him for another 10 minutes or so when randomly he asked "Can we pray?" It was adorable. :) and we did, standing there in the middle of the parking lot, he prayed for us. And right after we said Amen he looked at me and said "I feel like I should take that book. Can I have it?" I said OF COURSE. :) I was so excited. I bore testimony of it again and he said that he would absolutely read it. It was amazing. I watched his heart change. When I first offered it to him he said "absolutely not" but after a tender prayer and testimony the spirit told him to take the book. I planted and God gave the increase. :) Last night I prayed so hard that he would read it and feel the spirit as he did. I so hope that something will come from it. He was an amazing man. :) 
Love, your daughter. :) 

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