The President sends newsletters on Mondays and there was a great response from a sister who is going home next week. It brightened my day, so I am sending you her last entry.
Saturday, Sister Evans and I took our car in for an oil change so we went out to street contact while it was being done. There were not many people out, but we stopped to talk to a young man about 19-20 years old. He had spoken with missionaries before and decided to tell us all about why he believes Christianity to be false.. we sat patiently listening.. knowing full well that he was not interested and that there was little that we could say to change his mind, if he ever let us get a word in - but we stood patiently listening, occasionally responding.. about 10 minutes later, we excused ourselves to continue our journey... Nothing out of the ordinary...
Sunday, a 12 year old girl from our ward ran up to me and patiently waited to talk with me.. When I turned to her she said, "I saw you!! I saw you!!! You were teaching a boy outside of the Fire Station. We were driving by and I got to see you teaching somebody about Jesus!!! It was so cool!!! I am so happy I got to see you teach!!!"
My lesson: Sometimes I do the things I do, not because of the things that I get to see and know.. but because of what others see and that is really important! :)
I know the church is true. The Book of Mormon is true. We have a Prophet on the Earth today! The gospel is so good! I am so grateful for the last 18 months and how they have shaped me.I look forward to opening the next chapter of my life.. Thank you for sharing this chapter with me.
Love you to Kolob and Back!
I guess we should all try to do what we do because others are watching, and we do represent the Savior wherever we are.
Love you all to Kolob and Back