Well Familia! It looks like Portugal is a real thing after all! On Tuesday I am coming for Portugal! WOOOOHOOOO! So Stoked, but it is definitely bittersweet leaving Vernal. Here are some of the miracles we saw this week.
On Tuesday we drove out to Jensen hoping to contact some people and we stopped at a part member house. Unfortunately the husband who is not a member wasn't there when we stopped by, but we were able to talk to Sister Snow and it just so happened that we stopped by when she was doing a less-actives hair....so we definitely took full advantage of this and shared a message with them in the middle of hair being permed, and they even stopped to let us say a prayer with them. It was a small tender mercy, but I definitely know that the Lord was involved in that!
We also saw another miracle in a lesson we had just a couple of days ago. Brother Timothy has been quite the difficult contact for us....man he is a stinker some times! Our lessons are usually us defending while he contends and questions everything he knows to be true. He is a member of the church, and says every single time we are there, "The LDS religion is my religion, I know it is true, I always will", yet he never follows through with commitments and is always questioning the church. This is the same guy who thought everyone in the church just thought of him as a number or a recruit. ANYWAYS, we were determined that we were just going to kill him with love. We went to this lesson and the first thing he said to us was, "Because of these boundary changes I probably won't go to church anymore.".......great. So again it was kind of a battle. I was thinking, "You didn't even go to your last ward....YOU TOLD US YOU DIDN'T EVEN LIKE YOUR LAST WARD, so why does it matter?!" Probably not the best mindset....But we even made sure to bring a fellowshipper from his new ward, to get him started on a good note. Well like I said before, a miracle happened and as we bore our testimonies about the importance of this change and the blessing that would come, his attitude completely changed. By the end of the lesson he actually seemed excited to go to church. We set up plans for the fellowshipper to pick him up, and I think we actually will see him at church this week.....it blew my mind. such a change. That's the power of the spirit.
I've seen so many miracles during my time in Vernal which makes it so sad to leave. I love the people here and will miss them so much! They are incredible. However, I can't wait to get to Portugal! This week has been so crazy finding out all that and trying to pack and get ready for the temple open house. It is going to be a bit nonstop for the next few days, but that's exactly how I like it! Missionary work is incredible! Eu tenho muito muito muito Bencoes! Hope you all have a wonderful week! Amo Voces!
|Meet Valerie - she is crazy and we love her!|
|Infamous country grub for our last DTM|
|Car Selfie - luckily we drive around a whole lot of nothing!|
|We have been getting real good at card dropping. #sneakysisters|