We had a great week! It snowed a lot yesterday, so we weren't allowed to drive. We were able to accomplish a lot in our apartment though. Thank heavens we have a washer and a dryer so we could do what needed to be done on P-day. It has been so cold lately! But knowing Missouri it will probably be in the 70s in a few days. I thought Idaho weather was weird...until I came to Missouri.
The other day as we were tracting, we knocked on a door, and a woman named Cheryl answered. She immediately began telling us she didn't agree with our beliefs. We asked her what she didn't agree with. She told us that earlier that very day she was thinking about what she would say if two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were to knock on her door. She prayed to God to ask Him what she should say if that were to ever happen. Well, Heavenly Father led us straight to her door. It's amazing how quickly prayers can be answered some times. :) Her husband Mike came home just at that moment, and then their youth pastor pulled up. They both started laughing and said well, your timing was perfect. The youth pastor didn't stay very long though because he was sick. We visited with Mike and Cheryl for quite some time. They pounded us with questions. Most of their questions were anti-Mormon things they had read from the internet. We were able to clear a lot of their misconceptions. It is sad how much false doctrine is online about us. At the end of our conversation Mike asked if we could pray together. Cheryl wanted to say the prayer. She said a beautiful prayer and got emotional as she thanked the Lord for answering her prayer and sending us to her.
Their original intention was to bash with us. It was amazing to watch the Spirit soften their hearts as we taught them the simple truths of the gospel.They agreed to take the discussions! I am so excited to teach their family. This experience was a testimony to me that Heavenly Father really does hear the prayers of each and every one of His children. He guided us to Cheryl and Mike.
We had a lesson with a man named Joshua today. We tracted into him a few weeks ago and gave him a copy of The Book of Mormon, and he has been reading it! Our lesson was awesome. He asked us so many questions. I am excited to continue teaching him.
There are some great things happening here in Eureka!
One day we were tracting in the freezing cold and the very first door we knocked on was a man named Juan. He was very interested in learning more. After tracting for about an hour and receiving rejection after rejection, sister Smith and I walked back to the car to go to a different area. Sister Smith said: "All of that time tracting, and we only found Juan potential!!" Hahaha. I love my companion.
I love being a missionary!!
And I love you all so much!