There Can Be Miracles If You Believe

Iaorana tatou pauroa! Miracle #1 : N- chose this coming Saturday for her baptism! I'm so proud of her, she's very brave. She'l...

Iaorana tatou pauroa!

Miracle #1: N- chose this coming Saturday for her baptism! I'm so proud of her, she's very brave. She'll be the only member of her family, she hardly knows anyone at Church, her parents aren't even that okay with it. But she knows the Book of Mormon is true and that it teaches the correct path for us to return to our Heavenly Father, so she's going forward. An amazing example of faith. Salvation is personal so don't let anyone stand in your way.

Miracle #1.5: The members are doing an excellent job of welcoming her into the ward, even though she can be a bit shy.

Miracle #2: On Monday night we stopped by to check on a less active family. As we were leaving a young boy came up and said that his grandfather wanted it see us. Turns out the grandfather and his family are members from Bora Bora who were staying with the friend of a friend for a few days. Upon seeing us next door, he started talking to this friend of a friend (who he hardly knew) and asked if he'd like to meet us. He accepted, and we fixed a lesson for the following day. He's very nice and wants to learn more about God. Take every opportunity to open your mouth!

Miracle #3: H-, who we started teaching the other week didn't seem like he was really paying attention as we taught him about the Restoration and the Book of Mormon, but when we ran in to him the next day, he said he had started reading the Book of Mormon and ended up reading until 3 in the morning! Gotta love the power of the Book of Mormon.

Miracle #4: we found C-! Turns out she had been right there in the valley all along. Luck would have it, (more than luck probably) we had parked right in front of their house to try and see someone nearby, and her boyfriend say us and motioned for us to come (I hadn't recognized him). It was a relief to finally see her again.

Miracle #5: A less active mami that we've been visiting for months finally made it back to church. Plus it was Ward Conference, which turned out very well. Coincidentally, they mentioned several times helping less actives come back to church and feel welcome there.

So as you can see, it was a great week! I especially liked our Bishop's message yesterday, about that Little Engine That Could. Unlike the bigger, more capable engines who passed by because they were too busy or tired, the little blue engine, like the Good Samaritan, searched no excuse, but stopped to help with the well known saying "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can" which soon turned into "I knew I could" as he reached the summit of the hill. Let us think we are capable and we will find that we are! Or at least with God's help, we will be. "For I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day" (Alma 36:3) I also read a cute quote yesterday: 

"the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." 
- Henry Van Dyke

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Soeur Ladd