Wow... I just had a swell time this past week. There is nothing more satisfying than going out and working as hard as you can in your own area for a straight week. This was the first time in a long time that we haven't had exchanges, transfers, or a big meeting to plan for... so we hit the ground running as soon as we got to Palmdale and saw lot's of success!
We have been working with Jeanine Martin. Her husband was a member but passed away just under 2 years ago. She never joined the church but has felt this pushing and pulling feeling that she needs to get baptized! We were able to teach her the Plan of Salvation. It was really cool talking about the spirit world and about temples. We were able to testify to her that the pushing and pulling she has been feeling is most likely from her husband on the other side of the veil. She came to church today and was telling everyone about her baptism on February 6. Wooo!!
I love how the spirit works. When God needs you in a certain area He will get you there! Lot's of times we will have return appointments that will fall through. It can be really easy to get discouraged... However, I've found that 99% of the time when something goes wrong... it is about to go right! We had at least 3 return appointments fall through this week in which as we walked away we talked to the first person we saw walking by and they ended up becoming a New Investigator!
Another cool way the spirit worked this week. The number 46 kept running through my head. So we decided to knock on 46! and..... nothing. So we figured we mine as well knock the door right next to it. The mother and daughter behind that door are now investigating the church! When we went back later the daughter said "I felt Jesus touch my heart."
If you obey the commandment. You will always receive the blessing. Heavenly Father will never leave us hanging or make us worse off. Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of Heaven. If we let fear keep us from keeping a commandment then we never know what could have happened but we do know that we are letting the devil win.
We were praying to find a family all week and tadaaa! We found one! If you ask, you will receive!:)
I'm so thankful for the lessons I am learning. I have a long way to go before I will be the missionary that I want to be... I will probably figure it all out in about a month;)
Love Elder Crandall the Vandal
Shout out to Jenessa La Poops! Happy Birthday this Saturday! You are so grown up!