So, I’m staying in Chambéry for my last six weeks. And I have a new companion! Her name is sister Nuuntinen! She is a really great missionary and person, and she is from Finland. Like almost all the people from the Scandonavian countries, she has perfect English. It’s really cool. I feel like it’s a blessing to have been with so many people from different cultures. I’ve learned so much from each one of my sisters.
I want to share with you a very special miracle that happened last week. We’ve been teaching a man named Manual for the past week. When we met him, he told us that he has been here in Chambery for the past two months and he hadn’t been able to find a job. He said he hadn’t lost hope, but we could tell he was pretty discouraged.
When we met with him again, we told him that we knew he would get a job. We told him to have trust in the Lord, to start reading in the Book of Mormon, and, surtout, not to lose hope. And we had trust in the promise that we felt to communicate to him.
The week after that, we were walking home, and we ran into him. He seemed a little less discouraged, and he told us that he had just left his resume with a restaurant not too far away. And, the next day, he called us and told us he got the job! Sister Obel and I were so so happy, and we knew it was really because of the Lord! 🙂 It was super great!
I know that the Lord loves us (as a people) and wants to see us happy. And I know that Sister Obel and I were put in the path of Manuel to give him more hope and light.
This message is one of hope. I know it. We can have hope through Christ.
I love you all!
I don’t really have much time. But I wanted to share with you a little bit. This week was full of wonderful experiences of service. Serving others and really feeling my love for them grow and feeling their love for the Savior grow.
I have really worked on changing my prayers to be more sincere and have made it even more that I have real intentions to act upon what I receive. And, I tell you, I feel such a drastic change for the better. I’ve learned a lot about humility this week. And I am excited to be able to change even more.
It’s all for the Savior. I know He lives.
I love you all.
This week, what happened this week? It rained a lot; it’s still pretty cold here. But we had so many little great moments!
There is this man from Madagascar, Soulimane. We met with him in a parc in Aix-les-bains, and we taught him the message of the Restoration- The fact that we have a living prophet and apostles and that we have continuing revelation from God. And for him, it touched him that we share such a beautiful message. He basically taught us. It was a really good moment that we had with him, and he decided that he’s ready to be baptised. And he really loves the Book of Mormon, too! It was amazing. He’ll be in Madagascar for a month, but then he will come back and meet with us again.
I’ve almost finished my journey of reading all the way through the New Testament, and I seriously love it so much. It really has built my love for Christ and His church and the knowledge we have of him. It’s so great.
Something else that I have learned and really loved is that charity manifests itself through our actions, but it consists of mostly the personality of the one who possesses it.
Moroni 7:45 And a suffereth long, and is b, and c not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily d, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
One of my goal for this week is to examine all of these qualities, and make goals to apply each of them to myself. Change is a good thing.
Also! Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mothers out there!!