This week a miracle occurred. We were going to visit a member of our ward, so we typed in their address on our navigator, arrived at their home, and knocked on the door. The door was answered, not by the member that we were looking for, but by a sweet old lady named Bonnie. We said “sorry, we must have the wrong house,” and she said “no you don’t, I want you to come in!”
We told her that we had an appointment, but that we would come back an hour later. Come back we did, and we had an excellent conversation. Bonnie is 91, living on her own, and estranged from her family. She has been having a rough go of things, and has even considered taking her own life. She prays every night for Heavenly Father to help her and lift her burdens. We talked about the guidance of the Spirit and the many ways that Heavenly Father answers prayers, and she said she truly believes that God sent us to her. She also believes that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that Jesus Christ visited His people in the Americas. After a joyous hour spent together, we set up a return appointment for two days later.
The time of our return appointment came and we had another powerful discussion. At the conclusion, we asked if she was busy that night. She was not, so we invited her to attend the broadcast of the General Women’s Meeting. She readily agreed, and we arranged for Sister Carpenter, the member with whom we live, to give Bonnie a ride. Bonnie and Sister Carpenter had a great time together, and Bonnie was visibly moved by the words spoken at the broadcast.
This morning Sister Stutz texted us with the following words: “9 puppies so far!”
To begin, a faith-building experience:
This week I remembered my journal. A few things that happened:
Sister Joslin and I love each other and love life.
We taught so many new people this week and we have seen absolute miracles with our investigators the past few days. Ones that have closed off their hearts entirely, I’ve seen changed.
Normally I bring my journal to help me remember the things that happened during the week, but unfortunately I forgot it today. Rookie mistake. So here are the things that I remember happening: