Favorite Scripture

Favorite Scripture:

“Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.” (Alma 37:37)

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Love of God is Most Precious

Dear Family and Friends, 

With Brother Xu Taking Us Back to Our Area
Halou from 名間!! (mingjian) Another week come and gone!!!  Too fast!!!  This week was miracle week. haha.  The branch president was right when he said that there are just miracles that happen here. haha... they just come out of no where.  Sometimes I really don't feel deserving of them haha, but we are trying to work as hard as we can to help these people and the Lord is really backing us up! 

Here is how a normal day goes.  We set a plan for the next day, try to fill the day with what we feel the Lord would have us do... and then nothing goes according to plan! hahaha... its almost like he is just up there like... nope... that isnt who I want you to see now... Go here! haha so we start tracting or calling and then miracles happen. haha! 

Another day we went to 水里(shuili) and had a bunch of lessons set up.... well it rained.. and the
people hate rain... hahah so they no showed.  So we went and visited a member L, and then we went to go eat dinner with him when out of no where he said.  Lets go here.  I want you guys to meet someone.  It turned out to be a former who was really cool.  We sat down with her and talked then out of nowhere this lady and her kids showed up.  They were talking about her husband in the hospital and stuff and somehow it came up that we were the new missionaries here.  Then she told us that yesterday for the first time she had learned a little about Christianity, with another church.  Out of nowhere she decided to come to this lady's house and ran into us.  She told us that she really feeling like Christianity is right, and that it was God who set it up that we could be there together.  We had only been talking for about 10 min and started talking about prayer, and somehow baptism came up.  So I just felt like it was right and we invited her to be baptized the following month.  She said yes. It was a miracle.  We got her contact info and stuff and are meeting with her this week.  It was amazing.

The next day we had plans to go to 集集...(jiji) and sure enough we got there, it was raining of course! haha and we got fanged! haha  (canceled on)... haha.  We ended up talking to these two neighbors one old guy who is so nice to us.  After that we went tracting because all our plans fell through... we went to this one little part of town and started.  hahah and were just getting rejected... until we came to this one house and before we even said who we were he invited us in!  hahah it turns out he doesn't believe in God, but we got him to commit to pray and ask if god exists.  That was a big miracle.   

After that we called M and she said that her oldest son was home so we could come over to their house instead.  So we did.  We got there and met her son and just sat for like 45 min ate and talked.  Then we decided to share the Joseph Smith video and right when we wanted to start her husband who is against her getting baptized walked in.  So we introduced ourselves and the video and watched it.  The spirit was there and i think it touched his heart.  We invited them to church after and they all said they would come. 

So we went to church and it was raining and the husband didn't show up... but M and her son did.  After church we sat with them and had a small lesson, we invited him to be batpized on the same day as his mother!  He said yes... hahah he then said that he was already ready!!! hahaha!! It was awesome!! It was just a great week!!!  

Today I read in 1st Nephi 8 about the tree of life.  It talks about Lehi looking far off and seeing his family and calling to them with a LOUD VOICE.  This to me is the voice of warning.  Everyday we come across friends and family we wish would come and partake of the love of God.  I think it is very important to remember that the LOUD VOICE can be manifest not only in our words but our actions.  The fruit of the tree of life is the love of God and it is most precious.  We can't afford not to share it with those we come across and love.  

I love you all so much!!  Have a great week!!! 


Elder Redding 洪長老 

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