So this week I just want to share this one experience. Oh, and before I forget, I did get my Libro de Mormon back :).
On Saturday we were having kind of a rough day. The lessons either got cancelled or were just weird, and we were having a hard time contacting people on the streets. We were headed to an appointment with an investigator named Lupita, with a ward missionary, Atzin. I was a little worried going into the lesson because the last time Lupita had a lot of questions and doubts. This time if she had more questions, we were going to talk about faith. How we need to trust in the Lord and show our love and trust by acting on what we know, although there are things we don't know. So we started with a prayer, and Lupita was looking really happy! Good sign. We asked if she'd read the chapter of scripture that we'd left with her. She smiled really big and said that she did, and that she got an answer. As she was reading she just felt an overwhelming feeling of tranquility and peace! She feels like there is going to be a big change in her life! In the past, she has been hesitant to set a baptismal date because she doesn't feel like she will be able to keep the commitment to attend church every Sunday because she visits with her family on that day. But on Saturday, with her answer from the Book of Mormon and with the reassurance that the Lord will prepare a way for us to accomplish the things He has commanded (! Nephi 3:7), she agreed to prepare to be baptized on June 7! Wahoo! It made me so happy! This experience also made me realize (once again) that we are merely instruments in the hands of the Lord. If we are worthy of the Spirit and try our best to obtain knowledge, He does the rest. Our job is to find as many people to teach as we can, and to teach with the Spirit. The Lord knows whom He has prepared. I am grateful to be a part of this great work!
Hermana Cheever :)