I had such and amazing week this week! To start everything off, Shane
Allan Joseph Owen Jones was BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whoo hoo!!!!!!! Amazing! He's made such an incredible transformation
ever since I came to the area. It was such a good night. In other
news, Sister Owen and I transferred with the Wakefield Sisters. Sister
Terry came home with me. Homegirl Terry! We were in the same MTC
group....oh....can I just say....we had some incredible experiences. I
swear we prayed about ten thousand times, thanking heavenly father for
sending us difficult people, asking him to guide us to those who are
prepared, then after we met said prepared person, we prayed, thanked
him, and asked for more. We found 17 new investigators...17....all
because we prayed all the time. say what!?!??! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!
Wow, I really am so amazed at how much Heavenly Father listens to my
Do you remember Michelle Linacre...she was supposed to get baptized on
the 9th....well...we lost contact with her and I prayed for a way to
get back in touch with her. Well. Sister Terry and I were driving home
from our final "knocking" session for the evening...it was just a bit
past 9:00pm. As we neared Michelle's home I thought, "K, Father, I'll
go if the light's on." The light was on...I continued driving...It's
past curfew Father (technically we can stay out til 9:30 if we're
teaching a lesson). This sickening feeling swelled inside me....so I
screeched to the side of the road, and said,"Sister Terry, I feel like
we need to turn around....but it's past 9:00pm....what do you say?"
"Let's go." So we flipped a U and knocked on Michelle's door. SHE WAS
IN!!!! AND SHE INVITED US INSIDE!!!! So we talked for a bit....then
silence...."Why did you come tonight?" I explained what
happened.....then she started to cry. "Uggh! I'm sick of pushing this
out of my life! I know what my heart wants...I just want the rest of
me to agree!!!! I'm ready." So we scheduled her for the 6th of
November!!!! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! wow.
The morning that Sister Terry and I were meant to exchange back, I
felt like we needed to prepare for the 8:00am train. So we headed out
nice and early, and got to the deserted train platform at 7:58am.
Turns out the train we wanted left at 7:52am....and the next one
didn't leave until 9:15am...blast. "Heavenly Father, I'm sorry I
didn't follow your prompting all the way....please help us know why
we're here so early." Just then this man popped onto the platform
opposite us. He kept checking his watch and looking at the
screens...."Go talk to him!" "oh ok...in a second...I'm cold." "Go
talk to him!" "Ok i will in a little bit." "Go take your planner, and
the Restoration leaflet and talk to him!!!" "ok" So I grabbed my junk,
trotted over the bridge and said, "Hello, I feel like I need to talk
to you this morning, and I need to give this to you.*cue leaflet*"
"Are you Christian?" "Yes." "This is so crazy right now...I'm at a
crossroads in my life right now, and I'm trying to figure out what
path I need to go." I talked to him a bit about what I do, and the
message we share, then I told him to pray and ask God if what I shared
with him was true, because he'd let him know. "This is so crazy right
now. Friends have told me to come to their churches, but I told them I
needed some sort of sign from God as to what I should do." "Wouldn't
you say, this is an answer to your prayer then?" "Pshh Yeah!"
"Remember how my train doesn't leave til 9:15, but I felt like I
needed to be here and hour early? I know I was sent here to meet you."
"Remember how my train is ten minutes late?" "Well I'll be quick then,
because I feel like your train will come when I leave." Remember how
the train came when I returned to my seat on the opposite side of the
station.....wow....BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! We meet with him later
Sister Owen and I met with this florist, Rachel, who wants to have a beautiful
marital relationship. I felt like I needed to share with her the
counsel given in the True to the Faith book about marriage. When I
read it, she had tears bubbling down her face, "That was beautiful.
You know how you always ask if there's anything you can do for me?
Well...you could photocopy that for me...that was really lovely.
That's what I want." Later I photocopied it, and as we walked towards
her shop to give it to her, Sister Owen told me we needed to board a
bus to get to another appointment....uggh! but we need to give this to
Rachel. Well the bus drove down the street past her shop and I prayed,
"Heavenly Father, Please make the lights turn red when we reach
Rachel's shop and please soften the heart of the bus driver that he'll
let me out for a split second so I can run it inside. We approached
her shop, the lights turned red. I ran to the driver, he said, "I
never do this...you'd better be quick or I'll leave you." I dashed out
flung my long arm into the shop, threw the papers on the desk, yelped
at Rachel then flung myself back on the bus just as the lights
shifted!!!!!! WOW!!!! BAM!!!! MIRACLE!!!!! It really is amazing what
happens when you rely on the Lord and do what he prompts you to do.
I love you so so so so much! I hope all is going well.
Your Sister White