I am so grateful that heavenly father has a divine plan, and I really can trust his decisions most (transfers) and will continue to seek spirits guidance in all decisions. But I love this New Rochelle ward so much-- I wouldn't mind staying here forever! They are wonderful and the work is going so well. So blessed to be a part of these good members/ investigators lives.
We watched "Remembering your missionary purpose : Robles family." at FHE with our member an investigators family. A cried and said it was such a special moment and wants that for her family (temple sealing and baptism). Sister s husband will come back June or July and they will work to be sealed then.
We love allowing the Book of Mormon to do the teaching. The Spirit is always there, and our investigators and members get so much out of it.
It is amazing how this family's hearts have been prepared. Ever since we knocked on her door in the split and through inspired questions were able to learn that she met with missionaries 15 years ago before she was married. Now her husband happens to be a member (she did not know until we asked him to join our lesson). A's husband's family/ inactive mother is living in los Angeles and we talked to her on the phone and told her we knew god loved her and missionaries would be happy to do service for her/ meet her anytime. E grew up in Queens and went to young men's because he was baptized when he was 8 or 9! He is now in the discussions with us with A and her children. We read 3 Nephi 18:19-21 and he read it a second time because they loved it so much. "It is so true." They want to have an eternal family and go to the temple. He said he would get March 24th and 25th off for Matai birthday and church and April 22 off for A's baptism. We asked him as the head of the household to offer a kneeling closing prayer; it was very special! A said she loves that the Mormon members actually follow Christ's teachings in doing good and service and loving each other without judging. She loves that.
We also visited a couple sweet young women and got to know them better (we brought them ice cream and shared scriptures). It was amazing and one of the mothers teared up as she shared thoughts on the scripture we shared. The mother of the other young woman had such a huge smile on her face. We are so blessed to know and have such a deep love for these sweet members.
Where Heavenly Father has me to go will absolutely be the best option, and there I will go.
I love my sweet sweet companion so much. She is so sweet and adorable and caring and genuine and a loving, great teacher. She's doing well.
Scriptures I loved this week.
John 14:27 Peace.
Mosiah 24:13-15. Strengthened. He will ease our burdens, even if it is not the timing and way that we expect. Will strengthen us.
2 Nephi 9!!!!!!!! Absolutely amazing. This whole chapter brought me a lot of joy, just realizing the big picture of it all. We are free to choose. This plan is given for us, because of their love for us. So it seems so simple. They know the way that brings happiness and the way that allows us to receive exaltation and eternal life with our families. They've provided so much for us as guidance and help. So grateful.
Reading the BofM remembering joy. So much good in there already between spiritual experiences and methods and gratitude (marked and written in my scriptures). !! I will continue to do so. A promise that every time I open the pages I will feel God's love! It truly does help me to see good and find peace. Thankful.