Monday, September 29, 2014

It’s just part of the Plan

This week has been so fun! Sister Sika hasn't been feeling super good this week, so we didn't work too much at the beginning of the week but for the few hours we worked on Wednesday, we got two new investigators with return appointments, handed out two copies of the Book of Mormon, made a return appointment with a potential investigator we weren't sure was interested, and had three lessons! I just love that we go out and do what we can, the Lord will bless us, he'll provide for what we can do.
Thursday we went to Manchester and had workshops for the difference skills we use as missionaries. It was so fun and very spiritually uplifting. President Ulrich had a section of his training dedicated to having missionaries share scriptures that have helped them when they felt like they couldn't work any more, that they had had enough. I was able to share Alma 26:12, 36. I love these scriptures where Ammon and his brothers had suffered so much affliction and hardship doing missionary work but he glories in God. He recognizes his hand in everything and has a real understanding of the grace and mercy that comes from Christ's Atonement.
After the workshops, I went on exchange with Sister Nelson. She's from California and is the second to youngest of five children. She is so fun! We had a great time working together for two days. It is hard sometimes to go on exchange, you have to get used to the other person and work with them, hope they know what is going on, etc. We had no problems. She is such a good missionary. She's very obedient and very sensitive to the spirit. The biggest thing I learned from her is to look to people to learn from them but not to look at them and compare yourself to them. She helped me feel more confident in what I could do. 
Whilst we were on exchange, we got a little tied up. We were late coming out of a tea appointment, so we could no longer do our evening plans. So we sort of talked about it and decided to go call by a potential investigator named Clair. I was worried because it was dark and kind of late, I didn't want to make her no longer interested in the church. But we knocked her door and she let us in! We had a great conversation with her about her children and her mother that had passed away. We taught her a little of the Plan of Salvation and she went from saying she didn't like organized religion to committing to come to church on Sunday. She didn't come yesterday but we visited her again and she's committed to read the Book of Mormon. She's so cute, we were teaching her and she committed herself to do it. We didn't really commit her to do it. She is so good. I love watching the Spirit work with people the way it has worked with her and her family.
I love you all and hope you have a great week! The Church is true!

Love, Sister Christensen
Splits with Sister Nelson

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