Whilst still adjusting to the new-ness of everything, and feeling like I had just come off the plane from the MTC (Missionary Training Centre), I found myself praying to Heavenly Father throughout the day, asking Him to put people in our path, people who would be ready to receive the gospel. Two phrases came to mind – “Wherever you are called, the work is the same” and “Do all you can, and Heavenly Father will do the rest.” I was definitely blessed with the encouragement and the inspiration I needed to continue on doing the best I could. There is always a reason as to why we are placed in a certain situation, and if we would but pray to our Heavenly Father for a confirmation and an assurance that we are where we are meant to be, He will comfort us in times of need.
Because the area that we are working in is new – i.e. the companionship team that Elder Coulombe and I are now working in has only been open for 6 weeks, we are really trying all we can to build a good pool of investigators. This week, one of the coolest miracles actually happened in the lowest points of the week. For the first time since being here, we were supposed to have meetings with 2 families who had been taught and accepted to meet with us again. Unfortunately, one of them did not want to meet with us again because the wife said that it was not the same church that she had grown up in, and the other, just did not show up. Well, I knew that Heavenly Father could not have possibly sent us to 2 places just so that we could be presented with failure, so we looked for as many opportunities as we could to share the gospel. We ended up finding a young boy and his sister on the balcony of their apartment, located just around the corner of our home. I asked the boy if we could speak to his father or mother, and he went in to call her out. She came out speaking to her son in English, and seizing the opporunity to speak to her in her own tongue, we spoke to her in English, finding out that she was actually from Britain. One thing led to another, and we taught her a lesson, from her balcony, and were able to pray with her afterward. She invited us to meet her family this coming Wednesday.
Imagine preaching to someone standing at their balcony. Weird huh?! It was the first time for me, and it was a great testimony builder for me to realise that there are always opporunities for success around us. Are we willing to seek those opportunities out and find the miracles?
Till Next Week,