Sunday, September 8, 2013

Birthday Week

Great great week! This past week we have continued to teach some really powerful people! They are progressing along so well! The Lord is continually preparing them and helping them to feel the confirming witness from the spirit in their lives! Yesterday we had 14 investigators come to church! It was one of the best presents I could have gotten for my birthday. The chapel was almost full. I can't wait for the day when I have to stand all during sacrament. All of the investigators that came loved it! September and October should be busy months for us! I am so excited for it. The work is going amazing here and I am loving every second of serving!
We are teaching a way powerful family that came to church for the first time yesterday! When we met with them for the first time they knew about us because their aunt is in our branch, but they said they wouldn't come to church! They told us their entire extended family has kind of always given their aunt a hard time for joining because she is the only one that has changed churches! We have been teaching them for about three weeks now and they are starting to love it! At church yesterday though, the Aunt went up to bare her testimony. She started off by saying how happy she was and how only the missionaries knew why! She then got very emotional and the spirit was so strong as she looked directly over to her family that was investigating and told them how she knows that this is the ONLY true church on the earth today and how she knows that the Book of Mormon is true! After church they all said they LOVED it! It was a powerful and testimony building experience! I love the Makwela family and I want them so badly to continue to progress; and I know that with the Lord they will!

My scripture this week is D&C 88:67. It talks about keeping our eye single to the glory of God, and how our bodies shall be filled with light if we do! We must always stay focused on the true meaning of this life. This life is the time for us to prepare to meet God! And the best way to do that is through making sure our lives are always staying aligned with his will! We must keep our eye focused on God at all times and in all places!
I love you all so much!
Elder Farnes