Ok. Crazy. awesome. week.
I'm low on time, As always, but I shall touch on the high lights.
First: some funny/crazy experiences:
A guy in the car next to us held up a bag of marijuana and asked us if we would like to partake. We kindly turned down the offer and went on our way. However, I wish I had a squirt gun with me in the front seat. He would've been a goner.
Second: We left a law of Chastity pamphlet on a 60 year old prostitutes door clip. I won't give details.. but yeah.. she needs help, and we thought that could be of assistance. However, there probably won't be any follow up.
Ok, now on to spiritual experiences! We went on exchanges on Thursday! Exchanges are the best and are always filled with miracles (even more then usual). First off, every single person we had written down in our planners ot try and visit pretty much came to us within a period of like 15 minutes. One was walking through the parking lot, another came out to talk to us on her balcony when she saw us walking her way, another was on the side walk, and the last lady was on her front steps. That was amazing. Heavenly Father is incredible.
Second miracle, we ran into this guy named Josh (who I had met about a month ago, but he said he lived too far away for us to visit him). He was the only guy out walking in the neighborhood we were in and I happened to know him! THEN, when we were exchanging back later that night, we saw him AGAIN in the Wal-mart parking lot. I was freaking out. It was so stinking cool. Definitely not a coincidence. Heavenly Father is aware of all of us and orchestrates the circumstances in our lives so we can see and meet those whom He has prepared for us. Needless to say, we will be visiting Josh this week to share the message of the restored Gospel with him!
And now for the greatest miracle of all (Besides almost meeting Zac Effron's uncle.. some other sisters in our area are teaching him right now, and Zac goes there in the summer quite often to hangout and play golf..we may be street contacting a little more then usual in that area..)
So we went to teach this guy named Peter and his wife. Words cannot even describe the meeting we had withe them, but I will do my best!
Peter said he had been wanting to find Jesus again and feel more peace in his life. His bible was on his table one day, opened up to Proverbs 2, and he learned about how and where he needed to find wisdom. His wife had also prayed about what could help them and heard a voice telling her that they needed to seek wisdom. A short time after this, one of Peter's friends who was LDS introduced him to the church. He loved the idea of families living together forever so he ordered a Book of Mormon off of the TV commercial (apparently they have those now?) The sisters then brought him the Book of Mormon, taught him about the restoration and Joseph Smith, and invited him to read and pray. Since the first lesson (about a week ago) he has read about 100 pages and said that he feels God inside of him everytime he reads (what we know to be the spirit). He also said he wanted to learn more so he looked on Mormon.org and discovered the word of wisdom. For some reason over the past few months he had felt like he needed to stop drinking alcohol, coffee and tea. He said when he knew that God had been preparing him to receive the truth. The spirit was so thick in the room I thought my heart was going to burst. I found my eyes leaking several times throughout the lesson as I felt the spirit confirm to me once again, that this church is true. His wife also said she knew we were sincere and had Jesus Christ inside our hearts (had the spirit with us). They showed so much love and respect for each other and were so excited to hear that they could be sealed in the temple and live together forever. They both know this is the truth without a doubt and want to be baptized on August 2nd.
And that is why I love being a missionary.
One last thought: Abish is amazing! (Alma 19: 16-17) She was truly converted, and in the time of need, she was able to act without fear and bring many unto the gospel! Look for those Abish opportunities throughout your week :)
Love you all! Have a great week!