July 27, 2015
Salut Family and Friends!
|Lovely Laval-cute cobblestone road.|
" Let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance to see the salvation of God and for his arm to be revealed."- D& C 123:17
This week I learned that you just have to do all that you can do and than leave the rest in the
hand. It can be frustrating when people don't show up for their
appointment, or 'come to church or read. But what I realized is-that
we just have to do all that we can do, that is within our power, and work
as hard as we can and than just leave the rest in God's hands. This is
his work and he knows what's best for each of us and those we teach. And
at the end of the day we just have to remember that.
|Beaver's Tail (aka scone shaped like one).|
|Notre Dame (our lady) Cathedral|
|Exact Replica of Notre Dame in France|
|P-day with the Sisters|
We had some pretty powerful lessons with one of our investigators, and she even came to a baptism. It was a beautiful baptism and the Spirit was so strong. One of my favorite things at baptisms is after the person gets baptized -to see the happiness that they experience right after and the Spirit that they radiate. As our investigator said, "there is just this energy that you can feel from her. It's the Holy Ghost."
There have been many times this week that we have felt guided. Specifically, we had a lesson with an investigator and had the bishop there for the lesson. Unfortunately, we went to the door and no one answered and when we called the same thing happened. After waiting for a few minutes and than getting into our cars the bishop drove away and right as we were pulling out I turned to Sister Mildrum and just felt like she was there and we needed to try again. Sister Mildum called her and she was home! She had been in the parking garage and so she hadn't heard the buzzer. We were able to call the bishop, who was just a block ahead and have a very spiritual lesson. It was was so powerful to me to feel the spirit, act and than see the results. To do all that we could do and than see the Lord's hand in HIS work. It was a very special experience for me. I know that this is God's work and that he is very aware of each of us and our situation and will guide us and provide a way when we have done all that we can do. He directs this work just as he directs this church! I feel so blessed to be here in lovely Lavel, to help him in his work!
Love you all!Soeur Rawlings