Monday, June 27, 2011

Sister Bolliger - Lemoore Week 62: Aloha!

This week was full of even more miracles!

It started off with some amazing lessons with Jaime, one of our new investigators. We met with him at the church with our ward mission leader and his entire family. The lesson was on the plan of salvation. And Jaime LOVED it. He lost six members of his family in a car accident in 1995 and when he heard about living with our families forever, he started to cry! Near the end of the lesson Jaime asked, "will you help me prepare to be baptized on july 17th?" Hahhaha. Sister Croft and I just looked at each other and were like..."Yeah, I think we can help you out with that!!"
We then had another lesson with him on Thursday at a member's house. We had a scrumptious dinner (seriously it was amazing) and then taught Jaime about the word of wisdom. When we asked Jaime why he should keep commandments, he replied, "Because I want to go to the Celestial kingdom!" Again, we were shocked. :) Jaime's amazing! He readily accepted living the word of wisdom and commented how when he drank alcohol, or did drugs, he was just creating more problems in his life. :)

We were able to go on a church tour this week with some friends of one of our stellar ward missionaries! They had gone to youth conference and were amazed by how they felt and how it inspired them to be better! So, we took them on a church tour. It was powerful! Sister Croft and I had prayed specifically before it began that we would be able to have the spirit with us. As we testified, we could just feel the Spirit also testify that this was the truth! The young man also came to church this Sunday. We are so excited! He is so prepared!

We received a referral on Friday for a man named Miguel. It took some hunting to find where he lived (since the street name was incorrect) but we found a street that rhymed with it and found Miguel! Another bilingual, humble, amazingly prepared man! We talked with him about the Book of Mormon and he has committed to receiving the lessons. We already committed him to be baptized and we are having a lesson with him tomorrow!

Celia got confirmed yesterday. It was so cool to see it done in Spanish! She was so nervous but she did great! She now calls herself "Sister Celia". Adorable!

It has been such a blessing to see so many miracles. We had several people at Church this Sunday who hadn't come in quite some time! We had an amazing pocket of Spanish speakers. For which I was grateful!

I taught Relief Society in Spanish this last Sunday. It was another gift of tongues moment. I had to write down the words that I spoke that I didn't know what they meant and look them up later! Haha. Amazing! We talked about sacrifice. It was powerful to be with these ladies in the room and see how they were sacrificing so much for the gospel!

We had our last zone conference with President and Sister Gonzalez. It was so sad! I didn't even want to admit that it was the last time I'd be seeing them! They are so amazing and I am so struck at how much they have helped me change!!! It is scary getting a new mission president, but I was so impressed at how President and Sister Gonzalez graciously were preparing us for the change!

The work is moving forward! Keep up the faith!

Hermana Bolliger

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