It's good to write you all again, I hope all is well. If it's not, then God is preparing you to do something amazing in the future as an instrument in his hands. (#Refiner'sFire)
This week was an interesting week. Last P-day (I don't know if I mentioned it) I bought a sumbrero!! Rock on! I feel awesome in my sumbrero! It's amazing! And I burn less now! Even better!
But, all the hard work that we did and all the things that happened this week all summed up in a big way. A lady named Silvia Wong was baptized :)
|Silvia Wong's Baptism|
Silvia Wong is an incredibly strong person. In our lessons, she told us about so many things that have happened to her in her life -- things that you would never believe. It got to the point that she told God that she was going to go her way and that he could go his. And if they see each other they can say, "hi," and keep on moving. (She later told us that she hadn't even mentioned some of the harder stories of her life. I can't imagine them).
She felt abandoned -- by God, and by everyone. Her life was not a happy one. But she found a feeling of peace that she had never experienced before in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the beginning, she was afraid, afraid that God really didn't love her. But, after the Stake Conference we had last week, she found her answer that God does love her, and that He was and is always there for her. And that is the truth, not just for her, but for all of us.
I had the honor to baptize her, and the Spirit was incredibly strong. She knows now where she belongs and she has found happiness in her life. She even testified to another person in the baptismal service afterwards who has been investigating the church.
|Not sure what this is about, but looks like fun!|
|Guess they're still friends.|
In the mission you have experiences that you will never have in normal life. This is one of those. The Lord's hand is in this work. The other missionaries who found her wouldn't have found her without His help. This work is truly the work of the Lord to bring about the fullness of His true Church.
I love you all and invite you all to go out and serve someone else this week and go out and find a spiritual experience.
Elder Greenwood :)
"And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let us labor diligently; for if we should cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God."