Faith

Hey there!

This week was pretty good!! We found two new awesome investigators!

First, Matt:

So on Saturday, we went on exchanges with our Sister Training Leaders. During lunch one of the sisters asked a simple question but I took offense to it. I think it was because not a lot is happening in the area and I was a little discouraged. So I went in the bedroom and said a prayer. I told Heavenly Father that I didn’t believe that there were people who are prepared to accept the gospel and be baptized in this area. I challenged Him (I’m repenting for that) to show me that there are. This ward has not had a baptism in way over a year. There are A TON of Jewish people and Muslims here. It has seemed impossible. I’ve been doing my best to have faith, but I have been failing. So after lunch, we went to one street that had a few people who told us to come back. While we were there, I felt prompted to knock on a door. So we did. And we found Matt. We asked him, right when he opened the door how he had seen God bless his life. And then the spirit was there and he opened up. He just got custody of his 3 daughters, he is disabled and God helped him to get better a little bit, and God sent us to His house. We taught him the Restoration and taught to his needs. He told us he had been praying for something like this to happen. And I told him that I had been praying to meet him as well. He wants to come to church. We are meeting with him again tomorrow. The spirit was so strong, and I felt that he is ready.

God showed me.

Second, Josh:

On Sunday we fasted for one of our less-actives. I had the worst attitude about it. Ever. I was so hungry and tired, and we got cookies at church and I didn’t even get to eat it. We went tracting and I had NO faith. I just wanted to go home and eat. I want to throw up just thinking about how selfish and stupid I was being. Especially after what just happened the day before. Well, eventually, we went and ate dinner. Then we went and tracted some more and tried visiting a few people. We went to a members house to use their restroom and as we were driving out of their neighborhood, we saw a guy stuck in a ditch in the snow sitting in his car. We stopped and asked if he needed help. He said he has already tried to dig himself out, lots of people have stopped and tried to push, but he was still stuck. So now he was just waiting for a tow truck to get him out. Well, we knew that we would be no help. So we started teaching him. He is Jewish. But he stopped practicing after he had his Bar Mitzvah. Now he wants to be a rapper. (He says he’s going to be the next Eminem. We’ll see about that.) Anyways, so he said that he doesn’t know if God is real. But we taught him about God and then he said he does believe in Him. So he wasn’t hard to convince. But we kept talking to him and teaching him and he felt the spirit. He said a prayer at the end of the lesson and said he felt closer to God. We are meeting with him later this week. He seems excited to learn more. He said he isn’t sure if he believes in heaven, so The Plan of Salvation will be perfect.
God showed me again.

Faith is a weird thing. I don’t know if I understand it. But I am grateful for the miracles that God gives me. Hebrews 11:1
I also re-realized this week that IT’S NOT ABOUT ME. God will do what He wants when He wants. I’ve had a lot of repenting and changing to do this week. It hasn’t been easy. But I’ve been promised that it will be worth it.

I love my Heavenly Father. And I’m striving to love Him more each day.
I love you too!

Love, Sister Watko 🙂
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