This week went flyin’ by. It was wonderful and all that I could ever wish out of a week. To start we went visiting Monday night and had some great plans. We went to an investigator’s house and….. she wasnt there. That’s not something new, honestly it is more common than the times when the investigators are home, but it is a little disappointing every time. This week I learned that never ever should we be discouraged for things that happen out of our control. If they are out of our control, it is part of God’s plan for us. It just so happened that we had written down “Charito,” a member, as our back up plan, so we went to her house. When we walked in she just about broke down as she told us all that was going on in her family, her marriage, and her relationship with Heavenly Father. We shared a message with her and as we left she said, “I know Heavenly Father hears me because he always sends someone right when I need it.” How special it is to be an instrument in God’s hands!
Another sister in the ward told us a story: She says that many years ago her husband lost his job and they were struggling to raise the kids, pay the rent, and put food on the table. One day they woke up and realized that they had bread for breakfast, but nothing to make for lunch nor dinner. She ate her breakfast worried and prayed to know how to feed her kids during the day. At lunch time she started cutting up the few vegetables from the small garden when she heard something on the doorstep. When she opened the door she saw that her big dog had caught and brought a chicken right up to the kitchen door! This sister gave thanks to Heavenly Father and then prepared the chicken which they ate for 3 days. Miracles are real!
Finally, this Sunday Sister Beutler and I prepared a special musical number to perform in Sacrament Meeting. We decided to sing “I know that my Redeemer lives” and did it a capella because we don’t have anyone with piano skills in the ward. I’m not quite sure how we did it, but it actually sounded amazing! I am not too much of a singer but I swear that the angels of heaven were singing for me. Many ward members were touched and thanked us for the Spirit that the song brought. This ward hadn’t had a musical number in years and I hope that now we set the trend for other people to help out. I know that miracles happen in the lives of others and in our own lives too! Keep your head up and keep a prayer in your heart always.