This past week was incredible. We saw so many miracles along the way! We had lots of stuff fall through this week, but with enough prayers of faith, miracles happened, and we were able to hit our goals. I really felt the power of faith this week.
At the moment, we have 9 amis! We have been using the area book to find new amis, and I'm dying to use the area book planner app. This will make area book stuff so much better. I can hardly wait!!
We had a great miracle happen on Sunday! On Saturday, our rdv with T fell through. We were frustrated, because we had a member planned as well. So we passed Sunday. Her husband, I, and his friend, S, were there. We taught them the restoration. The spirit guided us. They both accepted to be baptized. Incredible!! The Lord knew that S would be there on Sunday. So he simply didn't want us to see them on Saturday. That would have been counterproductive. The Lord knew what He was doing!! He put us there at the right time. No way could we have done this without Him. The Lord knows what He is doing. We had enough faith, and it paid dividends.
This reminds me of a poem I know called "The Race." It talks about being resilient in the face of adversity. One line says: "For winning is no more than this: to rise each time you fall." I really felt like that this week. We just kept on working and working and working no matter what, and we won the week. It was a great lesson for me.
Zone conference on Thursday was wonderful. Our discussion about policy, rules, safety, etc. did not touch me initially. But the spirit we all felt was undeniable. And I had an incredible experience during the assistants' presentation. When Elder Landry was testifying about how Joseph told the truth, that the Restoration was in fact a reality, the Spirit witnessed to me. It witnessed that what he was saying was true. That it was all true. Never before had I received such a compelling witness as that. I will forever be grateful for Elder Landry's testimony and example. He is a missionary at I respect very highly. He is an example of the Savior, through and through. He is a man. I have loved serving around him and getting to learn from his example. Giving him and extension wouldn't be a bad idea haha.
We now have 21 engages in our zone. This is incredible! Many of these people will be baptized and we will be much closer to our mission goal. I don't know if I have ever wanted something as bad as this in my whole life. What better goal could we have? My participation in achieving this will be the best success of my life. There has never been a better time to be in this mission.
Love, Elder MacArthur