3 Nephi 5:13
Miracles are real, prayers are answered, and the church is true.
Karen is being baptised Saturday!
This week has been overloaded with experiences I don't even know where to start. I honestly feel like this has been the fastest week of my mission. Monday night we stayed in
Zone Conference in
Our mission is like the Army of Helaman. They trusted in what they had been taught and they were willing to do what was necessary but there was one condition, Helaman had to be their leader. They knew he was inspired and they trusted the Lord to guide and protect them.
21 Yea, and they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness; yea, and even according to their faith it was done unto them; and I did remember the words which they said unto me that their mothers had taught them.
At Zone Conference there were many points were I felt nearly overwhelmed with the burning of the Holy Ghost. I became fully converted to our mission training plan and knew that President Gubler is our Helaman. He likes to quote in Mormon chapter 9 which reads:
19 And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.
20 And the reason why he ceaseth to do miracles among the children of men is because that they dwindle in unbelief, and depart from the right way, and know not the God in whom they should trust.
21 Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.
To conclude our meeting President asked a newer missionary to pray that anyone who was not fully converted to this mission training plan to receive the witness. All of the missionaries present, which was a third of the mission, knelt in the chapel together. As this young elder said one of the most beautiful prayers I ever heard I had the most sacred experience I have ever witnessed outside of the temple. I began to cry because I felt so much peace and love it was unreal. Heavenly influences were present. I wanted to open my eyes and look up but I feared what, or who, I might see.
After cleaning up we had extra time before our lift would take us back to
I don't have time to write everything I want to but I can promise that my prayers have been answered this week. Literally, everything we have asked for since Tuesday has happened. Some of the experiences are unreal and can only be described as miracles.
Despite some opposition from a couple sisters in the ward, Karen is on track to be baptised this Saturday. If everything goes according to plan you'll see more baptism pictures next week. Paul got the Aaronic Priesthood so we're looking forward to seeing him participate in the sacrament next week.
Christ is mighty. Miracles happen. The church is so true! Love,