Tuesday, July 3, 2018

"If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear" (June 25, 2018)

Hey there amigos! It's been a crazy week!

Sophie got baptized yesterday after church and it was amazing!! Ahhh, the ward helped us so much and offered so much support it was incredible. Her whole family was there, even her grandma who is visiting from Mexico who isn't a member. After the baptism I asked her Grandma how she liked it and she smiled and said "I'm going to be the next one who gets baptized!" ahh, what?? It was awesome. Sophie was a little nervous, but she did a great job. I love their family and I am so grateful for the miracles that have led us to work with them this transfer. 

Things have been going so well with Aide! She isn't a member but her esposo is. There are a lot of complicated situations that are keeping her from being baptized right now, but we working really hard to continue to strengthen their family in the gospel. Last Monday night we were over there having the first lesson we've had in a while. We talked with Aide about prayer and receiving revelation. Her husband got home, then we were all having a discussion about prayer, and invited them to work really hard to say a family prayer every night this week. Hno was like "Oh, it's too hard, we're too busy and we never have time to do it all together" then Aide said "No, that's what Satan tries to tell us, praying is so easy, he tries so hard to tell us we can't do it." Then Aide asked if we could stop by every night right before we go home to say a prayer with them because they live really close to us. So we have gone over there every night this week for a few minutes to pray with them, and it has been AMAZING!! We are so excited for them. It has been so cool how the spirit has become suddenly so present in their home. And it has been an incredible week for their family. On Thursday night we were over there and Aide's non-member mom was there and she said "Mom, these are the missionaries, they're coming over every night to pray with us because we know that family prayer is really important and will bring blessings to and strengthen our family" Aide is so strong and I love her so much!!

We just got transfer calls and I am going to be going to be moving to Richfield to whitewash and train for my last transfer! I'm really nervous, but also excited for this adventure. These next 6 weeks are going to be awesome. 

We have had an amazing miracle filled week and I am so excited about all the great things that are happening here, This week in a talk by President Monson I ran across a scripture that has brought me a lot of comfort this week. "I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear." I LOVE that, as hard and crazy as life gets, if we are prepared, we don't need to worry! That has been one of the biggest lessons I have learned on my mission, we don't really need to stress, somehow, someway, everything is going to work out. "Fear not though the enemy deride, courage for the Lord is on thy side."

I love missionary work!!! thanks for all the love and support! Stay cool out there. 

Hermana Meredith

1. (before article) & 2. Sophie's Baptism!
3. Approved Sleepover with the Richfield Hermanas
4. Generations
5. District Breakfast with Brother and Sister Beach this morning
6. Breakfast with the Sister we live with before Sister Anderson goes home in a few days!! 

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