Monday, November 10, 2014

"HOW YOU DOIN' TODAY?" has truly been an exceptional week!

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so so very grateful for the love He has for me. I am grateful to know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. The Book of Mormon is physical evidence that he is. I know that only through our Savior, Jesus Christ, can we return to live with God. 
Holly! - Last Monday evening we stopped by the home of a potential investigator. The mother answered the door after a long day of work and was just arriving home. She let us right in and asked question after question. Every question she asked highlighted a doctrinal truth of the restoration! She loves history so as we shared about the Book of Mormon and the Bible being companions she was in absolute "AWE." We asked to return on a day or two later and she seemed to have quite the busy schedule. However, when we were walking to the door she said on her own, "I am not busy next Monday, you are welcome to come back then." She has two you young boys who will be outstanding future priesthood holders! 
Castro Family! One evening we pulled into HEB (the local grocery store) to use their restroom. We were divinely guided even as we pulled into our parking spot….. a family pulled into the parking spot across from us. Sister Dimatera looks up and says, "They are Filipino!" We step out of the car and walk towards them as my companion says, "Kababayan!!!" They invited us to come share some of our basic beliefs with them the following evening. We brought a brother who was previously of the Catholic faith. He shared an outstanding and powerful testimony of the prophet, Joseph Smith and of the Book of Mormon. We will be seeing them tomorrow evening again! 
Martha! As we were walking into our apartment complex we saw an old woman taking her trash to the dumpster. She was Hispanic, however, since Spanish and Tagolog are so similar my companion was able to speak with her and understand a great majority of what she was saying. Incredibly enough, the Elders serving in the Spanish branch pulled up a few moments later and were able to fully understand her concerns. Just moments earlier the elders mentioned that a member had mentioned one of their friends who they wanted them to speak with but they didn’t know where she lived. It was Martha! 
Gloria! She is an outstanding woman who knows a lot of information about her family. We invited her to attend the family history center and she came this past Saturday. Sister Giles, an outstanding woman, came and helped Gloria as long as she needed. I was expecting a half hour, but she stayed with her much, much longer. Gloria was so happy and so pleased. At the end she asked, "Do you get points, or bonuses for helping me today?" Her interested was piqued as to why people would volunteer so much time to help someone they just met with something so special to them. What a powerful tool family history work is in allowing others to feel God's love. 

Have an exceptional week each one of you! Love always, Sister Davis

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