Monday, June 12, 2017

Why Do I Need God in My Life?

Hey family!!!! 😊
Ima try & make this email a little bit different so bare with me as I explain the week that we've had. It went by fast, as they usually do now days haha. We picked up about 3 new investigators. One of them was a bible referral who was self referred. Apparently the Sisters could never get in contact with her & so we went over thinking that we probably won't be able to catch her home. Well, she was home, welcomed us in & we ended staying there for about an hour and a half. She absolutely loves religion & had been studying with different churches but is really interested in learning more about what we believe in as Latter Day Saints. Her name is Patricia & she was so excited that we finally contacted her. We taught her about the importance of the Book of Mormon & how it goes hand in hand with the Bible. She ended up taking a Book of Mormon & committed to read with before we come back. She said, "give me 2 weeks & y'all can come back & teach me more." We're super stoked because her roommate (who's from South Korea) even sat in on the lesson & was super amazed & impressed with the sacrifices that we make to be missionaries. Keep them in y'all's prayers please!!!!! 
We love taking pictures!

Cool looking chandelier!

      The other new investigator is also a former investigator. We were trying to clean up our area book a little bit & we came a cross a guy (Miguel), who had a previous baptism date but was dropped because he was unable to contact. Well, for some reason or another, I turned to my companion & said, "it doesn't hurt to try." We both felt that we should reach out so we did. I will admit, it was a test of faith because we were praying that we would have some kind of success because literally all of our appointments fell through. We decided to give it a shot & follow that small feeling we felt & so, we texted him & he told us that he wants to meet with us again & even set up a time & a place. He even expressed a want of coming back to church too. Miracle! Reminds me of the scripture in D&C 100:5-6 which says, "Therefore, verily I say unto you, lift up your voices unto this people; speak the thoughts that I shall put into your hearts, and you shall not be confounded before men; For it shall be given you in the very hour, yea, in the very moment, what ye shall say." We felt a feeling in our hearts to reach out & as we did, Miguel responded & acted on the feelings he felt. Who knows, maybe something happened that made him want to learn more or who knows. I do know that this is the Lords work & that we as missionaries are merely his hands, his tools in fulfilling the wonderful plan of our Father in Heaven. We're super stoked to start meeting with him again & helping him recognize the truths that he once felt & knew. Pray for him please!!!! 

 Fun stories:

  1. We had zone Conference this past week, oh & we won cleanest car award. More like cleanest truck award. & on our way back home, this truck pulls up next to us & they start dancing & going crazy so we danced back to them as we were jamming out to "James the Mormon." Then we pass them & they catch back up to us, slow down & start tabbing at us & waving 😂 we were so dead!! Definitely made us laugh! 
Cleanest car award for Zone Conference! Yes, we drive a TRUCK!

  1. We visited one of our investigators who was the Mayor of the down & he was telling us how him & his wife met. He used to drive trucks & lived a ways from the city & one day his truck broke down near the city. He pulled into the square & saw a yellow car with a beautiful car that was getting in it. He ended up following her all the way home. She pulled into her drive way & he rolled his window down & said, "I'm coming back for you." Then Uncle goes & asks everyone in town if they know who owns a yellow car & if they knew her name. He found out where her & her friends hang out so he ended up showing up with his friends. He saw her sitting next to this football player & he told the guy to meet him outside. Uncle straight up punched him in the nose about 2 times & then the girl came up to him & was like, "you just pick fights with people?" He said, "only if it has something to do with me!" & she was confused & asked him, "how does this have something to do with you?" & he said, "it has everything to do with me! You're mine!" Talk about going after what he wanted hahaha. Literally the rest is history!!! 😂 #Goals
Just working on the farm!

Iʻm a country girl!

  1. We were being taught how to milk goats & I was wondering why my companion was freaking out. She later tells me that she HATES animals 😒 oiaue!!! Should've spoke up haha. 

  1. We were trying to have companionship study but couldn't stop laughing because we were thinking about what it would be like if we were on a reality tv show. Let's just say we would make lots of money 😂 really though. We're too crazy for reality tv. 
Sister Taʻehia from Tonga and Sister Pahulu from Utah!

      To explain my heading, it's something that's been really been on my mind lately. Why do I need God in my life? To answer the question, I need God in my life because life is hard. I need him in my life to help me see the bigger picture. He does this by sending his Son & the Holy Spirit to comfort & guide me each day. I'm truly nothing without him. The more I study & the more I pray, I've been able to grow my knowledge of who God is & what he needs me to accomplish here in earth. Heavenly Father has blessed my life tremendously. He spared my life at such a young age because he knew (before I even knew), that I would accomplish great things. By trusting him & by believing in his plan, he has helped me see that I am very much needed in this world & that we ALL are very much needed in this world. We've all got a purpose & we all play a part in Gods plan. Here's a simple challenge for y'all. Shoot me an email & tell me why you need God in your life. This has been on my mind a lot lately & if we all take sometime to really ponder this question & answer it sincerely & honestly, we will have our faith & testimonies strengthens without even knowing it. It's the little things that really make the biggest differences. Reach up, reach out & love! E holomua e kuʻʻohana. Paio mau no ka pono! Love y'all guys SO much!!! I'm excited to read all your answers (if you even do it haha). Until next week my loves ❤

Hurrah for Israel! 

With love, 
Sister Kawa'a 🤙🏽

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