Alma 26:12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Saved a Life!
hey, I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!
Hopefully no one burned anything playing with fireworks!!
had a pretty good 4th as missionaries. Every Thursday we
weekly plan till 2 so we stayed inside for about half of the day.
Then we had a lesson with an investigator who is hopefully getting
baptized soon then we went to dinner at this families house and
pretty much hung out with them for the rest of the day. We didn't
have any appointments set up for the rest of the day and me and my
companion felt bad about staying there and not going out to proselyte
but by the end of the day we realized we were supposed to stay there.
The Lord works in mysterious ways! So they had some friends over and
one of the families was not a member. They lived in Utah for a while
and loved it there. They attend another Church but don't have
anything against any religion. They are a really neat family. We
talked to the husband basically the whole time and he is a really
cool guy!!! I didn't think they would be interested in learning about
our religion since they lived in Utah for a while but I sure was
wrong haha. We have an appointment with him this week to teach him
about the restoration and we are soo excited. This family would do
soooo well in our Church :)
had another neat experience that day. So we ate dinner at their
apartment then they decided to take the kids down to the pool. So we
went with them. The whole time walking over there I felt a strong
impression that I should just keep an extra eye out on the kids
as they swam even though parents were in the pool with them. I didn't
think too much of it at first honestly but it kept coming to me. So
we were just sitting in a chair talking about guns and cars and
skydiving with that guy and the whole time I was basically scanning
the pool. I'm so glad I was cause a little while later I looked by
the stairs and sure enough a little girl must have slipped off the
steps and was completely in the water drowning. It almost looked like
she was just playing but since I was a life gaurd for so long I can
tell a difference and not just that but I just KNEW she was drowning.
So I shot up outta my chair really fast and grabbed her arm and
yanked her outta the water. She was literally inches away from the
edge and adults were about 3 feet away but looking in the other
direction. I'm so glad I was able to listen to that prompting and
watch out for that little girl and pull her out of the water. For all
I know she could have drowned if I was not paying attention and was
just talking about cool things with the guys. The little girl was
only about 1 or 2 years old and I know her mom was very grateful for
what I did. She said it a million times probably lol. The guy I
was sitting next to said I scared the crap outta him cause I got up
so fast but he said he knew something wasn't right by the way I got
up out of the chair. It was a really awesome experience to have.
Listening to the spirit is SO important. You never know whats in
store and we always need to be living our life in a way that we can
have the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
also had another baptism on Saturday and that was a pretty
neat experience! The spirit is always soooo strong at baptisms. I
would suggest going to them whenever you get the chance just to feel
the spirit that strongly. We also talked with a Muslim guy that day
and I learned ALL about the Islamic religion. Boy could that guy talk
lol! It was pretty cool to learn about his religion and to see how
similar it is to ours. I did learn that I must be Muslim cause I
believe there is one God and am willing to follow him lol. But I know
that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only
church on this earth that has all the restored truths and its so
wonderful to bear testimony on that. I got to bear my testimony in
both wards yesterday and it was awesome both times! We also got a new
mission president this week. Its funny cause his name is President
Miller as well. The new President and Sister Miller have brought a
wonderful spirit to our mission. I already know he is an inspired man
and is supposed to be here as our mission president. He actually
attended our baptism on Saturday and loved it!!! The
members of our ward put in a good word for us haha. Well I hope
everyone had a fun and safe week! I hope all is going well with
everyone. I'm so thankful for the love and support I get each week :)
I miss and love you all!! Have a great week :)