Welp, this is my week!!
so......LILIO WAS BAPTIZED!!!!! It was such a cool experience for her and for myself!!! After the baptism, while we were hearing testimonies, she passed a paper that said these exact words...."I cannot stop crying, I don't know why, but I know it is the Spirit". It was so cool because just a little before that she turned around to us, and was just had tears running down her cheeks, with the biggest smile!! IT WAS WAY AMAZING!!! She's finally out of that house too and with her son in Pavaiai, but she'll still attend our ward!!! SO AWESOME!! Oh wham, another way cool experience!! Tuesday, we went and did service for a less active lady, Ticia, and when we first met her, she was quite blunt with us and told us to come back Tuesday...so, we're to Tuesday! Anyways, we start picking up, I wish we took a pic of what her yard looked like before, cause it was covered in rubbish and we cleaned that place up like crazy!! But she came out halfway through it, and bluntly said, "Do you mind?" in solid English. And we just prayed we wouldn't get bashed with a pot or something, but we just explained what we were doing, and we ended up teaching her the Plan of Salvation, and she came Saturday to the ward party we found out, and she came to church with her non member husband who, hasn't really loved the church, but came!! And bishop was just happy as when he told us, cause apparently the ward has been trying to get those two to church for years...I'm not saying it came from us, by all means, it most likely wasn't, but the thing that I want to hit was service!! Mosiah 2:17! Especially, ESPECIALLY, here, people DO NOT want us to do service for them, but in reality, deep down, they really need help! So don't pass by ANY act of service, as small as it may seem! You never know who it may effect, and the amount of effect it has on someone!!
Real quick, spiritual thought! Kind of goes along with what I said above...I studied Ammon, one of the sons of Mosiah, that served a bomb as mission, and I went through all his personalities and qualities that best help him!! These are all the scriptures I found...
Humility...Alma 26:12, 36-37
Friendship...Alma 18:3 (see also Loving)
Not only as missionaries, but people, we should all strive to be more like prophets in the Book of Mormon!! And forget what I said at Christmas time about knowing the Bible like the back of your hand to be able to gain that common ground with people. Let them know we believe the Bible to be the word of God and believe it to be true, but teach from the Book of Mormon! For investigators, us and anyone....by the words of Preach My Gospel..."The Book of Mormon, combined with the Spirit, is your most powerful resource in conversion." WE need that too!!
Love yous all!!! Keep it real!!