Monday, November 7, 2016

Heavenly Father Works Through Ice Cream

Well I do not like being a Debby Downer at all. One of the things we are focusing on is beging happy, positive and humerous in all situations. Having said that; this transfer has been one of the hardest transfers. We have contacted a lot, a lot a lot, but no one we meet is ready, and willing. It has been a little frustrating, because we are being obedient and diligent, we talk to literally everyone we see, and we are doing the best we can. Sometimes we have to go through hard things because Heavenly Father wills it, and I am 100% ok with that. I am just trying to learn from this situation and I have learned a lot! One thing is how important it is to be positive. It really helps you to endure all things. There is no point in bewing mad or sad because that does not help. It is not productive at all. Being positive is super productive. There have been times, I am not going to lie, where I have not been the best with this. When you jare just drenched in sweat and burnt (my fault for forgetting my sunscreen), and you get rejected, your companion is sick, she gets hit by a motorcycle and has to stay in all week (good thing there is three of us and the other sister was sick so she got to stay with her this week). But let my tell you of a miracle last night; we were just so pooped, big time. It was the last day of a long week and we are at the end of a hard transfer. We went to see a recent convert, who lives in a trailer in the parking lot of this gelato place. Well this car pulls into the gelato place close by to us while we are waiting for Luis, and he says hey.  We are like; hey, how are you! He asked "Are you going to get some ice cream?" (and he is there with his family) and we said well actually we are missionaries..., he interupted and said "I know, but are you allowed to get ice cream?",  and we said well we are actually here for an appointment. and he said "Oh , ok I was going to say I would pay for you if you were going to, are you sure you dont want any?....." we just looked at eachother and giggled and zr. Taylor said we will be right outside of the place, sitting at those tables just so you know ;). and we sat down and waited for Luis. Then later that dad comes out and says: "Once you are done with your thing here you can come in and get your ice cream, I took care of everything!" We almost started crying! So nice of him! He was not a member either! We are bummed we could not contact him due to some situations, but we knew Heavenly Father was blessing us and helping us! I am so gratefull he is mindfull of us! Seriously, a huge blessing. 
Another spiritual moment was with an investigator of ours, her name is Tanya. She is from Holland and she is married and has 3 boys. We were teaching her the restoration and I was testifying to her about our messege at the end and I could feel the spirit so strong my eyes started to tear up, and I knew without a doubt that what I was saying was true, and I could see somehting in her eyes. I could see that she was being touched by the Holy Ghost to, and she might not be able to understand it or what she felt, but I knew. This is the only true church on the earth, and it's doors are open to all who are willing to come in. No matter how much you know I can testify that Heavenly Father will always try to deepen your understanding and testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, it is His church, and through it we can recieve all the blessing he wants to give us! 
I love you all!! 

Zuster Parker

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