I love serving again with Elder Adriano! He has been really sick this week but he didn't let that hold him back. He works so hard and because of it we had some amazing miracles this week. We had Zone Training Meetingand it went great!
After Zone Training meeting we had an exchange with the Assistants and I was able to go back to Hyde Park haha. I walk back into the Visitors Centre and everyone was making comments like, "Back already?" or "Man, we just can't get rid of you can we?" It was so funny. Right as we walk in Malou comes around the corner and was so surprised to see me. She just lost it and started to scream and jump up and down. She tried to attack me but I handled it well and calmed her down. They were teaching Arjay and Jing who are getting baptised this weekend! So exciting! We had a great exchange! Then the next day I was back in the area.
So here are a few miracles from the week:
1) Elder Adriano and I were going to find a less active member and see how they were doing. Neither of us have met the person we were searching for. We get to the door and knock. A small Nigerian woman answers the door and then comes down her husband. They were not the people we were looking for but they were interested and wanted us to come back and teach them more. It was so cool how we were led to this new family!
2) Ten minutes after that we were waiting at the bus stop for the bus and started talking to this man who is from the Congo. He looks at our badge and gets really excited to meet us. He then began to tell us that he has been going to church with his friend up in Birmingham and that he is moving down to our area in a few weeks. He has visited the temple and we think has been taught all the lessons. We will be seeing himevening and he is coming to church with us .
3)evening we were talking to people as we were going back to our flat for dinner and I stop these two young Chinese students. The boy is not very interested but the girl who was visiting from China was so interested. We talk for a short while and then she agreed to come to church with us . We show up and she is there. She sat through the service quietly and then after we began to talk. We step outside into the hall and I share a scripture with her. After sharing the scripture with her I look up and she has tears rolling down her cheeks. She felt the spirit so strong and knew it. She said, "I have been searching for God for four years now. It is hard to do that in China and I have this battle with myself arguing if Christianity is right or Busddhism. I lost my passport 2 days ago and had to cancel my flight and postpone my trip back to China. I was so frustrated and scared but now I know why I lost it. I was meant to meet you so you could teach me more about God." While still in tears we move to a quiet room and begin to teach her how to pray. As she prays for the first time she can not control her tears. I have never heard a more heart felt and sincere prayer than the one she offered. We gave her a Book of Mormon in Chinese later that evening and will be meeting with her one more time before she flies back to China for good. She just sent me this email though and it is so sweet.
Here is Sarah. Just say Hi and let you know that I have read the Chapter 32. I will let the seed grow and nourish it with great careness. Thank you for bringing a seed unto me. I choose to give it time to grow, to swell and to occupy my heart. Then I could thoughly be with our God with all my heart.
Thanks again, for bringing me to Him.
She is so great and I will keep you all updated on what happens next. Stay tuned.
Just a great week!! And the Zone is doing so well too. The Lord is with us.
Lego Santa gave me some great gifts!!
Lego Santa and his Reindeer