Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Week 22 - Walking miracle and I love being Christian!

This was an amazing week literally everything that happened this week was a miracle. :) It was honestly amazing. 

Tuesday night I started to feel really sick and by the time we got home to the apartment that night I was pretty miserable. I was really worried because we had a busy week planned and had appointments that we were so excited about. :) I wanted to work so bad and didn't want to stay home at all, so I prayed so hard that night that I would be able to work as hard and as much and Heavenly Father needed me too. I woke up Wednesday morning and felt like I had gotten hit by a train. :) haha so we sent a text to our District leader and asked the elders if they would ever be willing to give me a blessing before district meeting started, they said of course. :) The blessing that Elder Errdman gave me was the most tender thing in the whole world. It was one of the shortest blessings I have ever gotten and it was only a few lines, but it was so powerful. All he said was that my heavenly father loved me and that my sickness "wouldn't interfere with the work." I was so grateful for that blessing and I have clung to that promise all week. I was promised by God that I would be able to work, so we trusted in him and we went to work.  :) As we drove to our first appointment after district meeting I wasn't feeling any better and was worried about my ability to be a missionary, but when we went into our appointment i was 100% able to do all the things that I needed to do. It was amazing. :) I could think clearly, I wasn't distracted by me not feeling well, and it was a complete miracle. After, when we got into the car when we were leaving I felt completely sick again. But we went to the next appointment and the exact same thing happened. :) It was amazing. That happened throughout the entire week. time and time again. I am still not feeling 100% yet but throughout this whole week, EVERY TIME we showed our faith and kept going to appointments I was able to do everything that we needed to get done. I am so grateful for the tender and humble blessing that I was able to receive because it was an absolute answer to prayer. We were only able to do what we did this week because of the power of the priesthood is so real. I felt so blessed to get to be a literal walking miracle this week. :) It was incredible. 

Addy and Molly Baptism
 A few weeks ago we got a call from one of our members who was kind of in a panic. :) She told us how for some reason her daughter was bound and determined to not get baptized until she turned 9 years old, so we went over there and taught a family home evening lesson about how awesome baptism was and how excited we were for her to be baptized. :) So. Her and her cousin were baptized yesterday after church. :) It was such a cool baptism and we were able to have two of our investigators there to see it. It was awesome! So fun.

So we had kind of an interesting experience this week that I have thought about like crazy. :) One of the girls that we are teaching came to mutual on Wednesday night and was just so cute and excited about it. :) I was wearing a cardigan that she really liked so I let her wear it throughout the night. She was totally bummed to give it back to me, so I told her that when she gets baptized I will let her keep my cardigan. :) She looked at me and said "Sister Watts. I totally want to get baptized, but there is one problem. I cant because I'm a christian." We were all totally shocked and right away testified to her that we absolutely believe in Christ and that we love him with everything that we are. We were then able to resolve some of her other concerns and answer some more of her questions. But that has been something that has been on my mind so much lately. About 3 or 4 times this week people have asked us weather or not we believed in Jesus Christ. Luckily those questions have lead to some really tender opportunities for us to testify of our savior and talk about how much we love him. I love getting to wear a name tag every day that has the name JESUS CHRIST right next to mine, and I love getting to read the Book of Mormon which is another testament of JESUS CHRIST, I love being a member of the church of JESUS CHRIST. I love being Christian. :) I love him so much and I feel so blessed to serve as a missionary for and with him. We are constantly seeing miracles because this is his work. I love it. :)

Elders Spoof Team Smile
The District
We taught a lesson this week that was probably the most intense moment that I have had on my mission so far. We have been meeting with this less active for a while now and we have started to have a really tender and special relationship with her. She is having a really hard time right now and is just struggling with a lot of things. She sat down and one of the first things out of her mouth was "I don't think I want to meet with you sisters anymore." we were shocked and asked her why. She went on to bash and mock so many of our most cherished beliefs and shared with us some really hard feelings that she has about certain things. She told us that she didn't want to have a temple recommend ever again and that she didn't want to come back to church. We were absolutely devastated. It was the most heartbreaking moment for Sister Raccuia and I to listen to her wanting to throw away the blessings that she has loved for so long. The feeling in that room was so heavy. We begged her to not give up on the truths that are here. She kept telling us that we "don't understand" because we are to young. SO we started to testify to her of something that I am beginning to understand more every day. We testified to her of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I told her with as much love as I could muster that Jesus Christ absolutely understood her. That he loves her and cares for her so much. We testified that he was aware of the pain and confusion that she was feeling and he knew exactly how to help her. Instantly the feeling in the room changed, the spirit came flooding in and we could start to see some hope in her eyes. It was incredible. The difference was night and day. The atonement heals all pain and we watched that happen. I don't think I have ever been more excited to see someone at church than I was to see her at church on Sunday. :) The atonement is real. And the blessings from our Saviors sacrifice are absolutely incredible. :) 

Thank you so much for everything that you are doing in your own lives to be followers of Jesus Christ. :) I love you guys so much and I am so grateful for your examples and for everything that you are doing for me and for the work.


Love, Sister Watts 

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