I had to say goodbye to Sister Ritter on Thursday, but I got a new companion, Sister Caldwell! She just got out of the MTC and is so excited to work! We have seen amazing miracles this week together!
|Goodbye Sister Ritter :(|
|Hello Sister Caldwell :)|
On Thursday, a less active member brought her friend, Adam to her lesson because she was sick of answering all of his questions herself. We talked about things that we can do to feel the holy ghost in our lives and he agreed to meet with us again on Saturday. We taught him the Restoration on Saturday outside in front of the institute building (we still haven't gotten another key since I got it stuck in the door my first week here). It was a beautiful day! The spirit was so strong, and he agreed to be baptized if he comes to know that the things we share with him are true! He was so prepared to meet with us and learn about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ!
We also met two college students that were performing in an acapella competition Friday night. We started talking to them near the piano at the student center at MSU. They were interested in talking to us because one of them auditioned for "The Book of Mormon" musical! Hahaha! I don't know the details of that musical, but we made sure they knew that we were nothing like the missionaries in that performance. They had a lot of questions and we referred them to the missionaries in their area. We hope and pray that they wil continue meeting with them so they can answer their questions!
Last night, we met with two professors from China that are going to school at MSU for now. We have been meeting with them for a few weeks now and they like to know the facts about Jesus Christ. While we were teaching the Plan of Salvation, they had a lot of technical questions that were difficult to answer, but at the end, they said, "That is the perfect plan! What are we learning next?" In our next lesson with them, we taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end! It was such a spiritual lesson and they understood that as they followed those things, they can come closer to God! We invited them to be baptized and they said yes! I am so grateful that Heavenly Father prepared them for us to teach and that the Holy Ghost testified of the truthfulness of what we were sharing. My testimony of this church and this Gospel has never been so strong! I am so excited to have another year to share it with others as my full time "job!"
I love you all so much!
Sister Emily Jacobsen