Howdy y'all!!! 🤠
Another week has gone on by here in Temple, Texas. What can I say? It's different here, that's for sure. Week 71 was busy & busy is good! Ima give y'all a little run down on each beautiful soul that we were able to visit, teach & love on this week. First lets talk about Yoshi & his two daughters, Ada (8 yrs) & Chloe (6yrs). Yoshi has lived in Utah & has had his experience with Mormons. He loves Mormons & loves what we teach. He really wants his kids to have an open mind about religion & his kiddos really LOVE learning about Jesus Christ. It's been fun trying to find ways to teach them, like turning our lessons into games to get their attention, since they only have such a short attention span. Please pray for them & for us, as we discern our thoughts & needs to their thoughts & needs. I know that they are the Lords elect, because as we are reminded, "mine elect hear my voice." Please pray for us that we'll know how to best help them come closer to Christ. Next on the list is Don & his daughter in law, Rachel. Oh my gosh! They just amaze me. They love learning about the things we teach them & they both have a sincere desire to act on the things that are being taught. Don has been a lot more open with us & he's been a lot more happier & is now cracking jokes & interacting with us a lot more. We had a small memorial service for his wife & it was really good for him & his family because, they were able to receive the closure that was very much so needed. The more we spend time with them, the more open he gets. He's growing so much & the Spirit truly is touching his heart. Please keep praying for him!
On to our Jamaican family, Jomeo & Josephine. We got to teach Jomeo this week & he just absolutely loves learning about the church. The only obstacle that we have with them is helping them see the importance of attending church. I know that the Lord truly is preparing them, because I see the way the Spirit touches their hearts whenever we teach them. They hear the masters voice & only want more. It's so fun to see them slowly growing & progressing in the gospel. We got to teach a new investigator, his name is Ronnie & he is a character. We taught him about the restoration of the gospel & he thought it was really cool & he just soaked it all in. It was funny because, we just showed up at his house, knocked on the door & he came out & was like already prepared to hear what we got. It was pretty cool to see how the Lord truly prepares people. We got to stop in to visit a potential investigator name George. He too has been prepared by the Lord. He really likes religion & learning about what we teach. The first time I met him, we showed up to just drop by & he welcomed us in & was excited to see us. I know that he is ready to hear our message because if he wasn't, he wouldn't have been so excited & eager to welcome us in.
|When your water bottle opens in your bag and you have to dry things out!|
Teaching the gospel & having this opportunity to be a full time missionary, has helped me to understand that there are people all around us. We just never know! We never know if the person next to us is struggling or if they just need to find happiness. Our job is to be the Lords hands. Be his instruments in helping our brothers & sisters come back to happiness. Find that lasting peace that they so long to have. The eternal joy. It continues to amaze me when I see the Spirit touch someone else's heart. Wether it be a member, non member or less active that we come in contact with. If they are his elect, if they are ready & prepared & if they are willing, they will hear his voice & they will recognize what they're missing. Another cool thing happen, we've been doing lots of "area book cleaning", which is basically going back into our records & making contact with former investigators (people who've been taught before by missionaries), to see if they're still interested. We got to finally make contact & set up appointments with 2 awesome guys that the sisters have been trying to meet with. Please pray that our appointments won't cancel...it usually does with them. We know that they too are the masters elect & that Satan is working extra hard to have them not meet with us. I love the Lord so much. He's got special plans & specific plans for each of his children.
|Selfies in the mirror!|
Well family & friends, mahalo nui for all the love, support, prayers, emails, letters & little packages that y'all send. I really to appreciate all the things that y'all do. Each of you have strengthened me & encouraged to keep on keeping on. I want y'all to never forget the love that our Heavenly Father & Savior, Jesus Christ has for us. They love each of us so much! I know it because I see it & I feel it. I see if every time I talk to someone about the gospel. Wether it be through a pass a long card or by giving out a Book of Mormon or if someone asks me about my name tag. There are all kinds of ways that we can recognize & helps those around us recognize that eternal love & joy. As found in D&C 29:7, "And ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect; for mine elect hear my voice and harden not their hearts;." How awesome is that. I have a testimony that there are so many people around us who truly do hear his voice. The master is preparing people for us to teach, love, guide & help. Let's be bold & loving in striving to reach out to those around us. Don't be afraid to stand as a representative of Jesus Christ at all times. After all, that is one of the promises that we make as members of this great church. Let's be more courageous & more faith driven instead of fear driven. Yes, it won't be easy but it will be worth it. Try it! I love y'all soooo much. Y'all make me so happy! I know y'all are doing the count down thing haha. Y'all are the best!!! I hope y'all have the best miracle filled week ever. Go out & change lives. Until next week beautiful people
Hurrah for Israel!
Sister Kawa'a 🤙🏽