Monday, April 21, 2014

Know Christ, Know Peace. No Christ, No peace!

Hola Familia! 

     It was a long but good week here in Georgia. We had the wonderful opportunity to remember the most important event in the history of the earth. The great sacrifice and resurrection of our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ. The complete act of love and devotion to save all sinners from their infirmities and weaknesses. We truly to have someone who knows exactly how we feel. Just like the angel knelt down beside him and comforted him in his time of need he does so for us every day of our lives.  I imagine that's what he does to every single one of us on a daily basis because he truly does understand. He is the light in the darkness. His light is the light that cannot be hid. 

     This week we had a lesson with Q and her boyfriend Jose. We have been praying and pondering about how we could best help them both progress together and we had a lesson on Wednesday night with a member. We tried to focus a lot of Jose and answer his questions and he came right out and said "Well, I want to be baptized." Before he had just told us that he had already been baptized and didn't give any other answers. But our prayers were answered and we were able to have a little bit more light into the situation. We asked him why he wanted to be baptized and he said he wants to be closer to God and be cleansed from all his sins and mistakes. Q said she is really proud of him and they committed to pray about a day that they should get married and they want to get baptized on the same day May 16! We are so excited and happy for them. They both came to church will all 3 of their kids!

     I went on exchanges with Sister Winegar. It was a lot of fun, she is the cutest and such a good missionary.  We knocked a lot of doors and got to talk to a lot of people. We just busted out 4 hours of tracting and I got my first sunburn. :)  The next morning we were asked to go and talk to the kids in seminary.  5:45 am whooo. The teacher asked us about teaching and how our teaching has improved since coming on a mission. I was thinking about it and it makes me so grateful for Preach my Gospel it is such a great resource. As well as studying. Treasure it up! All the promises in the scriptures are true. 

     Well tracting always brings many great and interesting experiences and we get to see really what the world is coming to these days. This week we had  a vast variety of experiences...The ones that stick out to me are the people who are searching but don't want to partake yet. We tracted into this guy named Scott. Very nice guy with a very nice family. He had been baptist all of his life. But he said that recently he just feels there is something missing. He knows that there is more to baptism, and that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are all three separate beings. He said he can feel that there is something that is missing and he doesn't know what it is. Now when you hear someone say this after tracting into the last 20 doors before this house who say "There can't be more Scripture" " You don't believe in the Real Jesus" or " Go away I already have a church". Your heart starts beating really fast. And all you want to do is Scream at him. WE HAVE THE TRUTH... IT IS WHAT YOUR SEARCHING FOR"!!!  Their souls are screaming that to us. I just know it. :) This is the reason Heavenly Father wanted us on that street was to testify of Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon. Well Scott has a best friend who is a member who has apparently been having discussions with him for the past 10 years. I know that we were sent there that day to add our testimony to his friends. It almost hurts more when you know they are searching and you know they are close to accepting it and they simply aren't quite ready yet. But I love those moments when you can see in their eyes and can feel the Holy Ghost testify of Truth. One Day Scott's heart will open up a little more and he and his family will accept. 

     We met a guy this week who told us that he is never going to change religions because he likes his church to much because you will never guess why... It has a bar in it. Whelp... never heard that one before, he said this while drinking a can of beer... Oh brother. It keeps getting better and better. Also lets all just take a note of this ladies and gents. Please open the door with pants on.. Wooo. Ehhh, awkward!
But we know that Heavenly Father is blessing us and we are seeing his hand in our life everyday. It was a great week to remember the Savior and his great sacrifice. We are so blessed and loved. I love something that Elder Scott said in conference "Sincerely love those we want to help in righteousness so they can know they have a Heavenly Father who loves them." I am trying to do that. We meet a lot of amazing people everyday. A few interesting ones too. 

     Well have a great week, I love you all! Play hard, Pray hard!! 

Love Sister Weeks (Rachel)
Cool Georgia Hat!
Q, Jose and family at church this week  They want to be baptized!

Scale of one to precious?  Precious!

My Easter candy and gifts from home! :)


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