Sister Whittaker’s 60th Week
July 27, 2015
This past week Meg’s new mission president asked that they only email for one hour on Mondays. She expressed her love to you all and her appreciation for you emails. They mean the world to her. But she simply has no time to respond to them. She still would love to hear from you.
It was a wonderful week, and not to mention, I hit my year mark in the country! It’s weird looking back and seeing how far you have come. With the language, the people, getting used to the culture and especially yourself. I am so grateful for all that I have experienced and it has been a year I will never forget.
This week we had people come up to us and wanted to hear about the gospel. One day we were sitting on the bench under the shade enjoying some ice cream when a women comes up to us and asks about our church. We have an appointment to meet with her! Another time we were walking and this random kid comes up and asks for our number to meet! Wow, we were blessed this week. That sure doesn’t happen all the time.
We met with our miracle family this week and planned to talk with them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The lesson took quite a turn because of the promptings of the spirit. They mentioned how much they love us, want us to continue to come and teach them and what a special spirit we bring to their home. Although, they are not sure how they feel about this “Mormon thing”. In times like those, the best thing to do is sincerely bare your honest, simple testimony of what you know to be true. I’m sure it was weird for them to have two American girls of the age of 20, telling them how much their Heavenly Father loves them, or that God and Jesus Christ appeared to a 14 year old boy and answered his simple prayer. As missionaries, We leave everything…our family, our education, and put our dreams on hold so that we can share the gospel, so people can hopefully get a taste of heaven and experience the joy we’ve received. We do it because we love our Savior and we do it because we know it is true.
That night we both bore our testimonies and we felt the spirit work through us as we looked them in the eyes. The room was quiet and hearts were opened. They all asked us in the end what that warm, peaceful feeling was. It may take time for them to accept the Gospel, but something I have learned is that the Gospel changes people. It stirs something in them, brings them to a new light and closer to Heavenly Father.
I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know the atonement is very real. I am so grateful for my Savior who has brought more hope, more truth, more mercy, more love than anyone else who has ever walked on this earth. He died on the cross and suffered for each and everyone of us. I know God will help us, he will bless us and comfort us. He will help us to do more, and be more, than we can ever accomplish or become on our own.
I love you all. I hope you have a wonderful, safe week. I would like to give a shoutout to my grandma who just had a birthday! Happy, happy birthday to someone who means the world to me. Who was always been there when I needed her and who is my best friend. I love you grandma. I can’t wait to give you the biggest hug.
Sok Szeretettel, Whittaker Nővér
P.S. I ate cow liver this week. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Have a great week
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