Monday, March 16, 2015

Sew what you reap.....wait for a long time to reap what you sew...=patience


well, another week has flown by. Time flies when you're having fun :) And it was another normal week. Knocked doors, taught lessons, contacted, knocked doors, taught lessons, contacted,..... :) missionary work is thee best!!!!!!! I seriously love it!!!!!! Also I got to work with Zuster Fredrickson's last baby (the greenie she trained before I came into the land) which means I worked with my sister hahah. She was a proud mama. But yeah nothing too exciting happening around here...besides the obvious usual missionary work :) HEY if any of you have not seen the video 'Dankzij Hem' LOOK IT UP RIGHT NOW seriously it will make you're day. Or life. It's just really good. We use it A TON in missionary's a great tool because it's all about what our gospel is centered on....Jesus Christ and His Atonement. It might even make you cry :) It still makes me teary-eyed and I've seen it a bajillion times!!!!!! but yeah watch it and SHARE IT ON FACEBOOK and BAM you just did missionary work. Look at you:)

For a spiritual thought I wanted to share with you a scripture in 1 Nephi 15:25

"Wherefore, I, Nephi, did exhort them to give heed untothe word of the Lord; yea, I did exhort them with all theenergies of my soul, and with all the faculty which Ipossessed, that they would give heed to the word of Godand remember to keep his commandments always in all things."

I really like this verse a lot. I want to exhort you to give heed to the word of the Lord with ALL the energies of my soul. I know He lives. The more people that tell me out here that I don't have enough experience or knowledge to have a testimony or that I don't actually know what I say I do, the more I realize that I do indeed, with all the energies of my soul, know that what I know is true. I know it! And I know it because I have lived the life the Savior wants me to live, and I have seen blessings come from that. I know this gospel is true and I know I made a promise with the Lord when I got baptized that if I would do my part to keep His commandments and do my best, His spirit would NEVER leave me. He is always there. And I know that you all made that same convenant with Him. So remember your baptismal covenants and give heed unto the Lord with ALL ENERGY OF SOUL. I don't wanna do what I wanna do, but I want to do what the Lord wants me to do. He can make more out of me than I could EVER do by myself. I love Him so much and He loves us all!
I love you all!!!! Have a FANTASTIC week and catch that faith!!! ;)


Zuster Harris:)

Monday, March 9, 2015

yo yo yo

hey y'all. So this week has flown by. Basically it's just been a normal week though...knockin doors, lessons with our investigators, less actives....but there was a cool miracle that happened this week. So we have an investigator named Celia who we met langs de deur (knockin doors) and I may have already mentioned her in an email but basically she has been praying for a church to go to and she just wants to know the truth. like what even. so here we come, knockin her door and yeah we had an appointment with her the next week and she said she feels like this is the right thing. and she started crying. and she said she would be baptized when she came to know our chuch was true...thee coolest thing. so we expected to see her at church a few days later and she never showed we were pretty bumbed so we tried calling her and texting answer. so while i was on exchanges in gouda with zr. hanny we went by and she said she got called in to work and she felt so bad so we were a bit relieved. so she committed to coming to church the next week...and again, no show. we were pretty let down because celia is a golden investigator. but she didn't come so we tried calling her and texting her and no answer so we stopped by her house a few times that week and she never was home. well we were biking to a dinner appointment in woerden and guess who we passed on the way?!? CELIA!!!!!!! the Lord works in mysterious ways, people. she said she came home early because she hasn't been feeling well. so we made an appointment with her for this week. we were so happy we saw be honest things are giong kinda slow here in Gouda but we're keeping our heads up and talking to as many people as we can. but anyways, while we were talking to celia that day she was like...I have no idea why all these bad things are all of a sudden happening in my life. Her health isn't that good, and there is a family problem in her just proved to me though that satan doesn't want her to make the decision to follow the Lord. Satan wants her because she is going to do great things. and so it is with everyone who is righteous...just remember you are going to do great things and if you just pull through the hard times and pray to the Lord for strength and do your absolute best, you will make it through and you will be a stronger person. 1 Nephi 1:20 sums it up perfectly, "The tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance". I love our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know He lives and I know our Heavenly Father lives and He is in the details of our lives. I know if we just turn to them in humble prayer, they will open our eyes to see the blessing they have in store for us. I love you all and pray for you.

Missionary work is the bomb. Greenie fire is a real thing. This gospel is true. Here are some pics. 


Zuster Harris :) <3