Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hey Fam!! 
Sorry I wasn't on yesterday, it was a holiday so everything was closed.  Hopefully you weren't too worried. 
Did everyone have a great Easter?  There weren't any dyed eggs over here, but we did end up with some blue green fried eggplants...... we decided to put some curry and masala in the batter and somehow they turned blue.  Needless to say we didn't eat them!!!  
I had a pretty good week.  We didn't get as many lessons as usual, but the ones we did have were amazing!!!  I'm thinking 'quality over quantity' is a good rule.  
Being with sister chong again has been wonderful.  Since we are already best buds we get to skip all the 'get to know you' awkwardness and cut to the chase; hence the amazing lessons!  We are unified in our companionship and everything just flows.  Sometimes when we get to a lesson the spirit isn't right and we have to change topics without communicating.  Hard to follow?  Nope!  Because we're listening to the spirit, we are constantly on the same page and ready to back each other up.  And for those times when we're both stuck, the Lord sends exactly what our investigators need.  For example.......   Sunday night we were visiting one of the security at Elder Wakolo's house (one of the area 70's).  He's been stuck for a while now and at that point in the lesson where neither one of us knew what else to say, when guess who walks out his front door and sits with us for the lesson... Elder Wakolo!!  He was a life saver!!  Without even knowing what our lesson was about, he built a relationship with our investigator, told some experiences from his own conversion story, and testified of exactly what we had been teaching.  He brought an easiness and strong spirit to the lesson.  Our investigator opened up and shared some things that have been keeping him back, teared up during our testimonies, then finished up by committing himself to baptism!!  Holy Cow!!!   I'm so grateful that we have the opportunity to teach at a general authorities house every day. 
Here's another miracle story.  Tuesday afternoon we were looking for our usual security at the Wakolos.  We got there and the schedule had changed.  Both of us felt like we should talk to the new guard.  A friendly chat turned into an OYM, which turned into a sit down lesson, and now we have another amazing investigator!  The best part was his questions. At one point he asked "do you believe miracles still happen?".  Earlier that morning in our district meeting someone shared Moroni 7:29-30.  It was exactly what we needed to answer this guards question!!  It's one of my favorites, but I know that if that elder didn't mention it I wouldnt have remembered the reference.  I have such a strong testimony of the Lord preparing us each day.  Because the spirit brought the reference to my mind we were able to share more with him, make a return appointment and now he's thinking about baptism!!  This truly is the Lord's work.
Despite being sick and all the added challenges we had this week, the spirit gave us the strength and unity to get through each lesson successfully and help each investigator grow. I'm still loving every minute of my service and I wish it would never end. 
Speaking of ending, I've decided to ask the Mission President for an extension so get ready for a call from President Wood in the coming weeks. 

Love to you all!!
Sister Pyne.

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