Monday, May 25, 2015

The Lord is good to us

Hey ya'll,
This week I have learned tons!! it has been a blast! we had a ton of disappointments this week but luckily they turned into happy things! we went to go teach our new investigator Cottie, (the one who thinks our senior missionary couple is the prophet) and she was sitting outside with the Book of Mormon to give back to us... so that was a sight to see. as we were walking up we were brainstorming what in the world we were going to say but nothing was coming so we went up to ask how she was and she promptly gave us the BofM. and she told us that she didn't want to see us anymore because it was different from anything that she knew.. so I asked her if she read anything that made her upset, and she replied that she didn't even open it. we tried to read the introduction with her but she just wouldn't have it. my heart was broken! I had been praying about this lesson for a long time but she just wasn't ready. but I also learned a lesson from this expierence as well.... if you aren't sure about something don't just not give it a try!!! how could you possible know of its worth or goodness if you don't even open it up?? the moral of the story is its okay to try things that are different, and new, these things that are scary to us are and can be a blessing. so ... be not afraid and believe... 

the one really good thing that came from that heart breaking expiernce is that that because of Cottie we were ready for the next time. we went right over to another investigators house and she was planning on doing the same thing as Cottie, but we asked her if we could read the intro. ( HER reason was that her sister told her not to even open it because we didn't believe in Christ... even though on the front of the BofM it says "another testament of Jesus Christ".)  Because of the intro and bearing testimony that the book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and the spirit softening Cynthia's heart we have another appointment with her. The Lord was preparing Sis. Glaser and I the whole time. when a door closes another one opens!! this is the Lord's work and it cannot be frusterated! 

Mon: we went strawberry picking on hwy 903... (so dad I didnt' miss out at all!!! lol) also we have a member in our ward who lives in this ginormous house with a pond, who will let me go fishing in it!!! I cant wait!!!

tues: we have a baptisimal date!!

wed: we found Cynthia!! and we went tracting for the first time... and the first door I knocked on... was a naked man.. so that's cool. to be fair it was a very hot day that day, but I don't think it was that hot ;D

thurs: A less active member who has been decideing between two churches made a decision to come back and stick with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! we helped her remember her baptismal day and her covanants. the spirit was so strong in her home,    we      also read the 4th article of faith and it was the scripture that her first set of missionaries shared with her before she was baptized!! it was a very humbling expierence! we cannot teach with out the spirit!

Fri: we went tracting again and found a beautiful area! we took tons of pictures... oh and we found an investigator!! ;D

sat: an investigator has been investigating the church for over a year and she is now deciding to get baptized. we went in w/o a lesson and just wanted to try to figure out what she needed and wanted out of our visits and we read 2nephi 4:19-20 and 2nephi31:17-21. she has     M.S. and she is terrified of being baptized and you could feel the fear leave the rooms as the Holy Ghost filled it! 

Sun: I figured out why it is so important to our Heavenly Father to bring everyone home! the people we invited to church this sunday came and I never have felt so much excitement as they entered the sacrament meeting !! I just wanted to jump up with joy! I was so excited I felt like a parent! 

Welp, folks this is truly the work of the Lord! I am so greatful for failures so we can be re-directed toward Christ, the real mastermind of it all. 

p.s. happy birthday to my boys!!! Marshalls on Saturday and Auggies today!!  I love you tons! 

p.s.s. the piggy picture is for miles

-Sister Olesen

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