Monday, June 15, 2015

Members Make a World of Difference!

​Let me tell you briefly about an experience we had this week. We have one progressing investigator named Susana who is preparing to be baptized in a few weeks if all goes well. She is the neighbor of our branch president, and we would often visit her with the branch president's wife, Rosi. But on Friday, Hermana Rosi wasn't able to accompany us because of previous engagements, so we called Hermana Carmen, the relief society president/seminary teacher. Por suerte, she had finished preparing her seminary lesson in the morning and was free in the afternoon to accompany us, but only for a single hour - just the amount of time we needed to visit Susana. (Definitely the hand of God!)

When Susana saw Hermana Carmen, she was so happy! Carmen sells make-up, and Susana used to be one of her clients. Susana kept saying over and over just how happy she was to see Carmen and she didn't know Carmen was a member of the church and wasn't it just great that she knew someone in the congregation. Hermana Carmen shared her testimony with Susana, and the Spirit was strong.

Something I wish I had done more before the mission is practice sharing my testimony. Hermana Carmen does it so naturally, her testimony carries a convincing power. Even as a missionary, sharing my personal testimony is something I need to work on. But it's really not that hard! Just share the things you know to be true. Don't ever be afraid to share what you know. As the Apostle Paul said, "I am not ashamed of the gosple of Christ." (Romans 1:16) Have faith!

Hermana Watts

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