This week was just awesome! Wow... I knew that the Lord was Hastening His Work, but now I am really experiencing it! Our area is finally flourishing and the ward is really getting on-board with missionary work. One miracle is happening after another!!!
Well, it's transfer week and yesterday my sweet companion, Sister Ramos, died.... Noooooo.... I hate killing missionaries! She served such a faithful 18 months though and I learned so much from her. And tomorrow I get my new companion- Sister Verdeflor!!! She is sooooo amazing!! She was an STL in Cainta and now we get to serve as STLs together! Wahooo!!! She's Filipina and super sweet, so I cannot wait!!
Because I had no companion yesterday, I got to go on splits with Eunice, one of our ward missionaries. Our afternoon was filled with 6 appointments and all of them accepted firm baptismal dates!
Our investigators are doing great! We are teaching a 29 yr old named Karen who is the live-in partner of a less active. She came to church two weeks in a row and she loves it. We have really been focusing with her on the Book of Mormon, but she finds it a bit difficult to understand because she has never read the Bible and is not familiar with anything like that. Yesterday I had the opportunity to teach her and we followed up on the assignment we'd given her in 3 Nephi 11. She didn't understand it, and so we decided to read it with her. There is nothing more powerful than reading the Book of Mormon with investigators. As we read verse by verse, stopping to discuss, Karen felt the Spirit so strongly and she even applied it to herself. The chapter went on talking about baptism. She looked up and told us sincerely that she felt that she needed to be baptized... And she accepted a baptismal date! Ahh, it was so powerful!!
We also had a lesson with Cattleya who we have been teaching for about a month. She still had not received an answer about Joseph Smith being a prophet, and so we read together from Joseph Smith history. She really saw herself in Joseph Smith because she is feeling so lost and confused right now. I asked her if we could all get down on our knees and ask Heavenly Father if he was a true prophet. As Cattleya prayed, she really felt the Spirit and was able to recognize that as her answer that this church really is true.
Those are just a few of the amazing things that are happening here in the field!!! Thanks for all of your fasts and prayers. I cannot wait to see what this transfer has in store!! Heavenly Father really is a God of miracles.
Love you all!!