Monday, September 19, 2016

Learning to Listen to the Spirit

This week we finished teaching Daniela the lessons, and she had her baptismal interview Saturday; so she is already to go :) She is so excited and can't wait and we are so excited for her as well! Our second to last lesson with her we talked about Family History work. We go to show her and she already has an account, filled in some family, AND has family history indexing downloaded on her computer! Seriously, could she be anymore amazing??? Nope. 

We also had an amazing lesson with a member in our branch. We went over to her house and everything was crazy and a mess and you could tell she was feeling very overwhelmed, frustrated, and alone. We tried helping her the best we could. Before we left, Sora Savoie felt like we need to share Alma 7:11-13 with her. 

11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
13 Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless, the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me.

It was exactly what she needed. As she read it, tears streamed down her face and the spirit entered the room so strongly. The feeling in the room quickly went from craziness to peace and calm. It was amazing. We testified to her that Christ knows what she is going through right now and because of that she never has to feel alone. It was an amazing lesson! 

Other fun story of the week. We went to visit a different member who lives an hour outside of Brasov via Maxi Taxi (maxi taxis are awesome, sketchy little vans with a bunch of seats in them that travel farther distances than buses). After getting there, we get a call from this member saying that she wasn't home. We laughed about it because it was better than being upset about it and turned around and took the next maxi taxi back to Brasov. I guess that's what you get when you pray for patience ha-ha. But that morning when we had been planning our lesson for this member everything we talked about didn't seem right and we couldn't really come up with a lesson. I felt like we shouldn't go, but I chalked that up to me not wanting to travel out to Sfantul Gheorge that day. Well, I learned my lesson! Next time I'm going to just listen to the spirit, even if what it is telling me doesn't make all that much sense! 

 Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures for this week that I can get to...I’m super sorry! But I love you all!
Have a great week! :) 

Sora Vann  

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