Monday, July 28, 2014

Family History

On Tuesday I read the talk "Live True to the Faith" from General conference and it prompted me to read some conversion stories I had printed a few months ago. I read Warren Ford Reynolds and he bore a powerful testimony at the end of his life "Warren Ford Reynolds' last advice to his family was to tell them to carry on and remain steadfast in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for that is the only way that we can all be together forever.  Work hard in finding and redeeming your ancestors who are anxiously waiting for you to do their work for them.  Get the spirit of genealogy and do all in your power to further it.  Time is short and there are many many of your ancestors who are waiting for the time to come when their work is done in the temples; something that they cannot do for themselves.  To all of the family who have served missions, we are grateful, for had it not been for the missionaries who brought the message of the Church to me things would have been different.  To you who have lost loved ones, do not grieve for they are all right and are working as hard on their side of the veil as they did when they were with you.  Warren died July 10th 1900 in South Cottonwood and was buried in the Murray City Cemetery." How cool is that! Plus, I don't think there is a coincidence that I entered the MTC the same day he passed away 113 years previous! I felt really connected to him this week!

Sister Snider asked us what we wanted this week for dinner and we said Ice she delivered. Haha after our chili and cornbread she busted out 6 cartons of Ice cream! YUMMY!

Sister Smith and I have been in Ne for one year (Thursday 24th) so we celebrated. 

Karen is officially getting baptized on August 21st!!! She is doing so well and has overcome many trials of her faith. 

It was kinda a slowish last couple of days but this week was a great faith building for us here in Kearney. We are having good experiences and will be able to share with the sisters in our stewardship. One in particular: we didn't have a new investigator Sunday night at 8:50. We were on a way home from a member's home who lived about 5 miles out of town. We couldn't tell if we would have time still or not to try and find someone. Well, Heavenly Father knew we had someone to find and so he made it possible for us to hit EVERY SINGLE GREEN LIGHT. This NEVER happens. We wanted to try a potential but she said evenings weren't good so we decided to go to her apartment complex and knock on one door. We had 3 minutes left and as we pulled in, we saw a man driving a remote control car. We looked at each other and said, "That's the one!" We were able to teach about how families can be together forever, gave him a Book of Mormon, and prayed with him. He said we could come back and teach his family on Thursday! 

I love you all so much! Do your family history and learn from your ancestors! Have a great week!

Love Sister D

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