Sunday, July 12, 2015

MIssionary miracles

            Last Sunday (Fast Sunday) the saints in Chile were asked to fast for rain.  The country is in a serious drought, having received only 2% of the annual rainfall.  We have been blessed this week with a lot of rainfall, for which we are all grateful, even though it can make for tough conditions for the missionaries.  I know we have received a miracle.
            As President Warne says, missionaries pray for miracles every day and receive them.  Today I would like to share with you a few of the miracles we have received and heard about during our time here in Chile. 
            One of our senior couples was in a car accident on a recent Sunday morning; not serious and not their fault, but the car would not start.  However, late the night before they had purchased jumper cables even though none of the mission cars have needed them since we’ve been here.
            A sister was notified that her beloved grandfather had passed away.  She decided the best way to honor and remember him would be to work really hard that day.  She felt the Spirit´s comforting presence all day as they contacted and they found two amazing new investigators.
            Missionaries have told us about many positive changes in their families, where parents or family members long resistant to the gospel have been baptized or have started attending again and become active.
            There are many stories about people who have been discouraged and prayed for help and that day our missionaries have knocked on their door.
            We constantly see missionaries growing and changing in their ability to preach the gospel, feel the Spirit and learn to be leaders in companionships, branch assignments and mission callings.

            As part of our faith we believe in miracles of all kinds.  I am so grateful that my testimony has been strengthened as I hear about and see miracles along with these wonderful young people with whom we have been entrusted.  When they return home you will see the miracle of their growth into mature, confident young people with the ability to begin the rest of their lives strong in the gospel and able to persevere in the face of any challenge.
You can see what I'm talking about, right?

Our favorite thing is to be with our missionaries.

This is what it looked like as we left the church today.

I wanted a picture of these four after Sunday School today.
We enjoy attending a branch each Sunday.

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