Mummy and Daddy,
This week was wonderful. We had our long anticipated Sisters Specialized Training where we had a fanciful Sisters Specialized Training!!!!!!! We enjoyed a night full of tea parties, hats, flower crafts, carmal popcorn balls, meals, glorious instruction, tearful testimonies, movies, fuzzy socks, photos, songs, laughter, lanterns, and hugs...many many hugs. When we all get together, I always seem to ask myself, "Is this how the Elders feel all the day long?" Must be. We talked all about the importance of love and how showing love to absolutely everyone will help us be the missionaries God needs us to be. The Spirit was so strong during the whole two days. It was everything a Sister's Training should be.
This week Sister Hillgaard and I prayed about a street we needed to knock, felt the Spirit confirm it and we started knocking. We knocked on one door and this young father looked at us like we had horns or something. "You don't know us...but we' are missionaries."
"Actually.....I do know you."
"Do you remember that one night when there was a torential downpour? You met me as I was headed home from the hospital. My wife just had a baby, but we weren't sure if my wife was going to pull through."
"Ohhhhh....yeah." (.....*flash back*.......He didn't want to meet with us because things were a bit hectic at that time...obviously...so we gave him a Plan of Salvation leaflet, mormon.org, and our contact info, and watched him walk away with his young son. "Heavenly Father....can we keep them? Let us meet them again.")
"Everytime things got difficult, we looked at the things you gave us, and they brought us a lot of comfort. My wife pulled through. She's just recovering now. My mother-in-law mentioned you came around and that you're meeting with her soon and I wondered if you were the same girls I met that night."
BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! There's no other way we could have gotten in touch with this man other than Heavenly Father leading us to his door. wow.....amazing! I love my job!!!!
Thank you so much for letting me be here! I love it here so much!
love always and forever,
Your Sister Stephanie White