Monday, May 26, 2014


Hi All!

Jason and Rachael Murchison were baptized and confirmed this last week. I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in these baptisms! Jason and Rachael were prepared and ready for the gospel. They weren't going through a hard time or seeking for anything when the sisters knocked on their door a few months ago. They were just open to listening and decided to read and pray. Rachael told us how they started reading the Book of Mormon together each night as a family and how she already felt an added measure of peace in her home. Today we had a ward picnic for Memorial Day. The Murchisons came and we sat with Rachael, laughing and enjoying talking to her. They are an amazing family, and I am so excited for them to continue on the path they have entered. I look forward to the day that they will go to the temple! Ah! The gospel is true and it blesses our families. It makes us better people and provides us with the knowledge and peace we need. I have no doubt about that and I know from my own experiences and from seeing how it truly blesses the lives of those who accept it and apply it into their lives. 

The Murchison's baptism
This week, Sister Christensen and I saw many miracles. We went to supper with a member out in the boonies and while we were there she told us about a family that had just moved in down the road. On our way out, we stopped by and they invited us in. We taught them the message of the Restoration and have a return appointment this week. My testimony of the Lord guiding this work is strengthened each day. So many times this week, the Lord answered my prayers as we were out knocking. Do we realize how many times the Lord tells us to "knock" or "seek" and then promises that He will open and provide us with answers? All we need to do is ask! We are kept from reaching our full potential, simply because we don't ask! So simple. So true.

We had a fiddlehead feast yesterday. Every spring, people go out to the rivers and harvest these little ferns that look like the scrolls on a fiddle (hence the name fiddle heads). I'll attach some pictures of us preparing them. Usually people eat them with vinegar and butter. They taste kind of like cooked asparagus and spinach.

Oh My!, Fiddleheads!

THE GOSPEL IS TRUE! This is Christ's Church! The Book of Mormon is true! If I could, I would shout it from the rooftops! Ah! It makes me so happy and I wish everyone I met could understand that and feel the Spirit testify to them of their identity and worth in the eyes of their Heavenly Father. 

I love you all! Keep up the good work back home! :) Enjoy In'N'Out with the sisters tonight.  My new address is:

555 Main Street #8
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Have a great week!

Sister Renda

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