27 January 2014
Mission life is as challenging and enthralling as always! I hit my year mark this past week and can hardly bear the thought of it slipping by so fast. What a blessing to learn to serve others freely and strive to develop Christlike attributes at this crucial stage of my life.
We’ve had a miracle and complete answer to prayer in the Branch: there is a family of 5 moving in from London today! This is so exciting! There are three children in the family, aged 20, 16 and 8 years old. They were baptised in Paris. I can’t wait to meet them!
Yesterday we taught V about reading scriptures daily. A totally unrelated question came up about one of her close friends currently facing challenges. We could see it was really important to her, but we were not sure how to respond without getting completely side-tracked from the lesson we’d been inspired to prepare to help her progress. It was one of those special teaching moments when it was like my mind was enlightened and my whole body was buzzing with the Spirit: I just knew exactly what to tell her, and the power and presence of the Holy Ghost was so sweet. The Lord made us powerful teachers and instruments in His hands.
Another miracle was meeting two charming young sisters from Ukraine who were on their way to Prague. They came to the Church building for a tour while awaiting their train and were just glowing with wonder: they had so many questions, their eyes were sparkling, the Spirit was present, and they LOVED the way we pray from the heart. We’ll be meeting again on Tuesday when they pass back through town! 🙂
I know this is the Lord’s sacred work. This is His church, and we are blessed to build it. I love you and keep you in my prayers daily!
S láskou, Sestra Jones