Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3rd

New companion! Her name is Sister C. She is from Sichuan China and she was a convert to the church. Her friend actually brought up about the church when she was in China and, after a little while, gave her a Book of Mormon. Sister C read it and wanted to be baptized. BUT. Her father opposed. He did not want her to be baptized Christian. Sister C prayed about it and felt like it was still something she needed to do. So she went to Hong Kong with her friend and, with her mother's permission, received all the lesson in the period of one day and was baptized that evening. Wow. She's pretty amazing.

Sister H is being transferred this next week, so it will just be Sister C and I in the area. She speaks just about no English, so I will have a GREAT opportunity to speak only Chinese these next few weeks :)

It was crazy to hear about G-pa's heart attack! It really reminds me of the urgency of following spiritual prompting. I have been studying the chapter "How do I recognize and understand the spirit?" and I really liked the thought written in the Learn to recognize the spirit section. It states: “Occasionally it will press justfirmly enough for us to pay heed. But most of the time, if we do not heed thegentle feeling, the Spirit will withdraw and wait until we come seeking andlistening and say in our manner and expression, like Samuel of ancient times,‘Speak [Lord], for thy servant heareth.’ A big part of understanding the spirit is living in a way that you can hear the spirit and responding to prompting that you receive. That is why the Lord's great promise is ASK and you shall find. There has to be some action, some desire, some faith in order to feel and understand the Spirit.

I love you all so much! Have a great week!

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