Monday, March 9, 2015

The Spirit Was So Powerful

Hello family!  

Wow! what a great week :)  Briar is sooo cute!!!  that is so fun :)

This has been a fantastic week! We met this man named B-- C--.  He is our branch president's nephew, and has been taught by the missionaries before, and came to church for a month or two.  but he eventually stopped coming and stopped talking to the missionaries....until this past week.  He's  a put-put driver, and he took us up to pick up another investigator.  On the way we were talking to him and he told us how he was president's nephew and had been taught before.  He was open to being taught again, so a couple days later we met and taught him about the restoration.  He remembered a little about it, and was excited to learn more about it again. He said that he was sorry that he had missed the opportunity to join the church last time, and didn't want to miss it again.  Then our next lesson with him, we were talking about our purpose here on earth.  He said he had a question, and asked how he can avoid making bad decisions.  He said he wasn't happy where his life was right now and wanted to renew his life.  We bore testimony that this gospel will literally change his life, and he will be happier and more blessed than ever before.  He just has to rely on the Lord, and follow Him.  The spirit was so powerful!  It was the kind of lesson that you try to have every time.  We are so excited for him.  He really does want to change, and has a goal to be baptized in april :).  It was amazing to see how prepared he is to hear the gospel again.  

Another investigator, G--, was just as prepared for the gospel!  We have been teaching her for a couple weeks now, and every time we go, the spirit is strong and she is so excited to learn.  Last night on splits, sis. laniton and some of the members taught her.  She had read the intro and testimony of joseph smith and the beginning of the book of mormon, and loved it!  She told them all about it, and understood how important it was.  She commited to be baptized this july!  She and her live in partner need to get marry first, and they are working on their papers for it now.  She and sis laniton and all the members were crying, the spirit was so strong :).  I wish I could have been there!  But I am mostly just soooo happy that she is feeling the spirit so strongly and knowing of the truth for herselft.  We are going to visit her tonight as well and hopefully bring her to an FHE with us at another members house :).

We are so blessed :).  We really are seeing miracles here in st. bernard, and it is amazing! I know this church is true and it will bless the lives of everyone who will come and see :).  I am so lucky to be a missionary :).  I love you all so much!  Don't forget how blessed we are to have the gospel in our lives !

Love, Sister Mortensen

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