Monday, January 30, 2017

Waiting on transfer calls 🙊

And they take FOREVER!!!

Anyways, it was a good week! We had so much fun with Amy and the crew
😊 she invited us all over for an amazing dinner this week! It was the
best, I felt the spirit so strongly as everyone shared different
things going on and how they have seen God working in their lives, and
different miracles, it really did strengthen my faith in Christ! Amy
said that when we all knelt in prayer together she felt like we could
conquer the world, and I totally agree!
Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my
name, there am I in the midst of them."
It is so true!!! I know that Heavenly Father is so so so very aware of
each of us and the things that we go through. The power of prayer is
REAL! And He wants to be involved in every detail of our lives, even
the things we think don't matter to Him, they really do because we
matter to Him!

for him! It has been the coolest thing ever to be able to see him go
through such a spiritual journey in so little time! He truly has the
gift of faith! He has put in time with God, reading, praying, coming
to church.. and it shows! He told us he can feel the spirit a lot more
now! 😊 it really does strengthen my faith and I am so exited to be
able to watch his progression, he's going to make an excellent
And we just love the Lebaron family, if I get transferred I'm really
going to miss them! They feel like family to us, we had a lot of fun
with them last night, it's really nice to have people you can just let
your guard down around!

So last night we met with JB, a man in the Samoan Ward who, when we
met him 3 weeks ago, didn't believe in Jesus Christ. He has grown so
much so quickly, it's amazing! Last night he told us that this week he
has been praying a lot and thinking about his faith and that he has
started to understand how Jesus is our savior, and that he feels like
he is starting to develop a relationship with Him!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 best
feeling ever to hear someone say that!!! The last meeting with him I
felt the spirit so strongly, and I wasn't sure if he felt it like I
did, but this week he told us that our last lesson helped him the most
and he feels like he understands God's love more and where He's going
after this life, and it matters more to him now! Missionary work is
the biggest blessing ever! ❤ and its only because of Jesus! 🙌🏽

We had a really great lesson with Hannah Sarah, and Rachel this week
too. Maddie  wasn't there, so we just started to work on the girls
personal progress, we started on faith, and read in Hebrews together,
I felt such peace as we saw what different people have gone through
for Christ's name through out time, and we talked about how following
Christ isn't easy, but it is so worth it, and He has already overcome
death, and He will help us in all things as we lean on Him! ❤🙏🏽🙌🏽

We also got to meet with Martin this week! He's got a lot of trials
going on in his life right now, but he is such a good guy, and I can
see the light of Christ in him. He loves reading the scriptures! He
shared an experience with us where he said after he was able to stop
smoking, he decided he was going to go to church and pay a fast
offering as thanks for God's help in allowing him to overcome it, and
he said it felt like Jesus was sitting next to him in church! I
believe it!!!

We met with Jacque again this week, she is so sweet and has the cutest
kids! But They didn't make it to church :( I have hope that she will
next week though!
And we loved meeting with the Saena family again this week, they sat
with us in church, and karson, the oldest is such a good kid, he was
reading the scriptures the whole time that someone was speaking in
Samoan haha!
We finally got to sit down with Kyle this week! He says he still has
faith in Christ he just hasn't been to church since he was 17, he was
so nice!!

The best part about serving a mission is the people, I wouldn't trade
these relationships I have formed for anything! They are so special,
because Jesus is at the center of them! I know He loves us so much!!!
More than we can ever imagine, and the more time we spend with Him,
the closer we get, and the more we want to tell others about His
incredible love!

I love you all and hope you have an amazing week!!

Sister Kirkpatrick

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