Sunday, January 12, 2014

A week of 7 miracles

 Dear Whaunu,
         This week is transfer week and I am so grateful to be staying here in Dunedin! Sister Fetu'u and I have a fire to start for missionary work before I can leave! Well I didn't exactly say that in my prayer but I was really hoping I would be able to stay at least one more transfer so I can help Dunedin catch fire for missionary work. My companion and I have had a really good week. We did exchanges with the Invercargill Sisters: Crankchaw(another sister from my intake: from South Africa) and Unsicker(from Utah). It was really good and we learned a heap!
      Sister Fetu'u and I had a really cool miracle this week. We were going street contacting yesterday and there was no one on the street. We only had an hour to do this, and we both decided we could do something a bit more productive with the time we had, so we turned backed to head towards the car and we were able to talk to a couple more people along the way. When we reached the car, I saw this old couple two car lengths away and I thought we should go talk to them. We did and managed to say hello and ask if they needed help (they were locking their bikes to their car) when this young man came up behind us and asked us what was the message we were sharing again (he had been with this group of young men we had talked to but he kept walking when we approached the group). We told him we were sharing about family History and he said he has been wanting to do that and we were able to give him a family history card. We then left and went to contact two referrals. They both weren't home. As we turned away from the second referrals door, Sister Fetu'u said lets knock on this door (it was the one right next to it) and so we did. I was expecting another rejection, but instead this Indian family invited us in to their home, gave us juice and talked with us. We now have them as our new investigators and we were able to find 7 new investigators for this week. We are really seeing so many miracles here in Dunedin. I know the Lord is blessing us for being diligent.
         Another miracle we had this week was Rochelle Wilson. She is a referral from It was cool because the way she heard about was from the Elders who door knocked her door and talked to her cousin. She decided she needed greater direction in her life and wanted to know more about our bible the Book of Mormon. She then put her information online. We went and saw her last week and she just opened up really quick. She is looking for something in her life, and we were really excited about her willingness to learn. We will see her again this week. She is really prepared to hear the gospel. Her daughter Anahera is also keen to learn! So we will be teaching them both. She has four children, one is 9 so maybe we can get him interested as well :)
        Something we are trying to do is have all of our members here create Family Missionary plans. I would also invite you all to do this, make individual mission plans. Think of how many people you want to help bring closer to our Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father through the waters of baptism. Pray for people to be placed in your path. Pray for greater perception in recognizing those who are prepared. I promise that if you will pray for missionary opportunities and if you open your mouth, the Lord will fill your mouth with words to speak. People will be placed in your path who are ready to hear the gospel and you will have great joy and happiness as you share the truths of the gospel dear to your heart to others. Read D&C 4. The marvelous work is what has already taken place in your heart, that you know this gospel is true. Act on this, there are sheaves ready to be laden on your back if you will kindly and lovingly invite those you love to hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I can't wait to hear about your wonderful experiences as you seek for missionary opportunities this year.
I love you! Have a wonderful week!
Sister Sudweeks

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