Thursday, July 30, 2015

street contacts came to church!! :D

I can't believe how fast time flies! Like always it was a very busy week and quite eventful! So our investigator Libby is/was on date to be baptized for August 8. I'm not sure how much I've talked about her but she's in a care center with a member, Marlene. Well they quickly became the best of friends and everything was going great! We planned to go to the visitor center at the Mesa temple on Saturday and everyone was so excited. When we got there to pick them up Libby's whole demeanor had changed. Marlene, very candidly (which she does so well), said Libby isn't getting baptized. We didn't know what went down but we were trying to keep them calm and fill out the situation. Libby kept saying she didn't want to go and that she was torn. We asked her how she felt when we come by and when she comes to church and she feels good. We know she loves taking the sacrament and how family oriented the church. We didn't end up going to the visitor center but we later found out that her and Marlene had a tiff... over perfume... that Denis (a resident) gave to Marlene! Marlene shared with Libby and she didn't want to give it back and Marlene was heart broken and now Libby doesn't want to get baptized. BUT Heavenly Father always has a plan! Turns out that Libby isn't quite ready to be baptized and had this not happened we would have gone through with it. So this is the part where miracles happen! Last week Sister Clemens and I were riding down the street and stopped by a lady that was waiting on her bike for her daughter. So of course we introduce ourselves and ask if she wants to hear a message about Christ. She reluctantly said yes and then her daughter rides up. So they're watching this short clip of Christ and when it finished we invited them to church. She has four kids and they just moved from a reservation in Gila River and she said she was looking for a church... this is what every missionary wants to hear! We told her what time our church starts and that a member will be by to pick her up. THEY ALL CAME!!!!  A street contact came to church! It was such a great day! I want to end with this thought: "If you hold to the rod you can feel your way forward with the gift of the Holy Ghost" -Elder Packer. I know that this gospel is true! My mission has tested my patience in every aspect but I know I have and will continue to grow because of it. The more I develop a attitude of gratitude that happier I am. I love you all! 

Love, Sister Eaton

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