Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Canadian Bacon, no passport needed

It snowed on Thursday. Everyone here is pretty upset with Mother Nature. This winter has been unusually long and cold. Sister Lee and I keep hoping we can put our boots and tights away, but that hasn't happened yet. Someone even joked with us this last week that the week or so we've had of sunshine was our summer and we're back to winter already. Time may go pretty fast, but I'm glad it doesn't go that fast!
Wednesday evening was a night of miracles. Sister Redden, a member in the ward, spent the evening with us. She fed us dinner (a pizza topped with Canadian bacon that she said we wouldn't need our passports to eat...too funny!). She introduced us to a less active woman in her neighborhood and then drove us to another less active member's home in Kentville. While we were driving there, I had an overwhelming feeling of peace from the Spirit that we were doing what the Lord wanted us to do. We arrived at the home and knocked on the door. The less active member wasn't home, but her boyfriend was. He answered the door and we ended up teaching him a lesson. Sister Redden bore powerful testimony to him about trusting the Lord. Afterwards, the three of us went to a lesson with Sister Lowthers, one of our investigators whose daughter is a YW in the ward. Sister Lee and I needed Sister Redden that night. As we were driving back to Wolfville that night, we couldn't help but feel so grateful for Sister Redden and her willingness to be our "third companion" that evening. She is an amazing woman, and it is such a privilege to serve with her!
My testimony of the Book of Mormon has really been strengthened over the past six weeks. Sister Lee and I set a goal to read it by Easter, but unfortunately neither of us made it farther than Alma by that day. We're still reading every day, and it is amazing how much I learn each time I spend reading the Book of Mormon. I know that it is the word of God, that it testifies of Jesus Christ, and that it has the power to soften our hearts.
Scripture of the week: Alma 34:31
"Yea, I would that ye would come forth and harden not your hearts any longer; for behold, now is the time and day of your salvation; and therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you." 
How quickly can the Savior come to our aid? As quickly as we repent and harden not our hearts. Our part usually takes the longest, but once we do it, the Savior's Atonement can heal us and change us immediately!

Have a great week! 

Sister Renda

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