Monday, December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014-Wellington

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Hope you guys had as awesome of a christmas week as i did!! probably not...sorry.:) 
So I got to skype with my parents! So much fun!! I cant believe that that was the last time i will see them until i am home!! crazy stuff! We had awesome members that fed us for christmas eve and christmas! Such good food! the bishop fed us for christmas eve and he fed us this ginormous steak! It was like the size of my face!! you should have seen our faces when they plopped that chunk of meat on our plates! haha:) But we really were so grateful for our members and this ward for making us feel so blessed and welcomed and not haviing us miss our families as much!
This week was amazing!! Truly a Christmas Miracle!!! During district training this week we talked about going the extra mile and enduring to the end, so thats something that My companion and I wanted to apply to this week. So on Christmas night we had a couple of more minutes left and had to decide if we were going to go home and be a couple of minutes early or go the extra mile and oym! Well we went the extra mile and we OYMed this guy on the side of the road. He was talking on the phone so we really didnt get to talk to him long. We hadnt thought that our efforts of going the extra mile had been very fruitful so we were a little sad when we went back home because we had been hoping all day to see a christmas miracle. Well the next day we felt inspired to harvest in this one area and we are knocking doors and we knock into this guy. We say a prayer with him and he automatically says yes to everything!!! He tells us, "You guys gave me a card last night!" Me and my companion look at each other and are like "Its the christmas Miracle!" He had been the guy we had OYMed on the side of the road on Christmas night! he had been visiting his son on a different side of town so he was surprised he opened the door to see the exact same people he had seen last night! he said that he knew that God was trying to send him a sign and that God had sent us to him twice now so he better start listening! He is so elect!! He is amazing!
So on Sunday morning we go knock on his door to make sure that he is ready and we wake him up but he is not even mad about that!(which is a huge blessing) he is happy to see us and says that hes going to go get ready and borrow his cousins car to get to church. So we go to church and are all happy waiting by the door to greet him and we wait...and wait...and wait... the opening hymn starts playing and we start getting a little nervous, then the sacrament hymn starts playing, and me and my companion are practically getting whip lash from turning around and checking the door everytime someone comes in to see if its him. He ends up not coming to sacrament and we were so bummed!! We call him and he tells us that he was all ready and had even found some church clothes but his cousin left and wasnt answering the phone so he was trying to call everyone he could to get a ride and fiinally his sons stepfather was willing to give him a ride but he hadnt gotten there yet! So quickly we go to a member who is in sunday school and ask him if he could give our investigator a ride to make it to the other wards sacrament meeting! HE SAID YES!!!!! You would not believe! It was a miracle! He walks out of sunday school gets his wife and they both go and get our investigator!! Blessings! so many Blessings! So we both drive over to our investigator and he is there standing outside all ready! Our amazing member picks him up and we both go back to church! on the way there our member starts talking to him about the priesthood and everything (hes a returned missionary! RM's are so awesome!) and when we get to church he starts giving him a chapel tour and talking about the pictures and the sacrament and the first vision! It was the best member present lesson ive ever had! 
So after church we go back and teach our investigator with this same member we teach about the first vision and our member is just on fire teaching him everything! and our investigator says yes to baptism!! WE ARE SO EXCITED !!! CHRISTMAS MIRACLES!!!! SO MANY CHRISTMAS MIRACLES!  He is getting baptized this week and we are so grateful that we followed the promptings of the spirit and  went the extra mile with the added strength from God! 
God is good!
Love you!
Hermana Miles
p.s. Egg Nog Ice Cream is the best thing I have ever tasted.

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