I know how to say a couple of phrases in Hebrew which Sister Doxey is teaching me... but I don't know how to spell them, or else I would.
Last Monday feels like so long ago, yet at the same time it feels as if the week goes so fast. So much happens in a week.
Here is a cool miracle: We have been contacting Formers and we met a guy named Fernando, but he goes by Nando. We asked him about his experience with missionaries in the past, and he said that he knows the church is true. He prayed about it and said, "The only way I can describe the feeling is that it felt like someone was in the room with me." How cool is that? God is leading us to the elect. We had a lesson with him yesterday, and he is really great. He has a really rough background, his gauges and tattoos show it, but has a heart of gold. Remember how God looks at a persons heart? Nando has a heart of gold.
We also have been going through our area book and there was a long list of spanish names. Sister Doxey and I have been taking Spanish speaking missionaries with us, and surprisingly a lot of them want to talk with us. We have a new spanish investigator we are going to be speaking this week. How convenient would it be if I could just speak all the languages in the world? Who do I talk to about that? The only phrase that I can really remember from Mandarin in Corvallis is, "I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true." It doesn't seem to be a very useful phrase in Grants Pass, but I will keep on praying :)
We are still working hard to get the people which we are working with baptized. The most solid members have a lot of obstacles to overcome before they get baptized, so I try and remind myself of that! As long as are faithful tools in the Lord's hands, he is the one who will work many miracles. Things are going really well though, and we are going to keep on keepin' on!
Tomorrow for MLC I get to go to Bandon on the Coast. I had district meeting in Bandon every Friday when I was in Coquille. We should be driving right through Coqille, and I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. I get so homesick for that little town!
I am trying to think of anything else exciting which happened this week... lots of things of course.
Lately I have been consciously focusing on prayer. Our mission is focusing on it a lot, so I have been focusing on it as well.(Sorry if I have all ready told you this.) Every other night Sister doxey takes a shower (TMI) So every other night I say my nightly prayer out loud. I can not even begin to tell you what a difference this has made in my life! At times I feel so overcome with the Spirit that I start crying, and others it is an indescribable peace. It is a holy thing to pray to our Father in heaven, and I know that he listens.
I love you all! I hope the first couple weeks of school are going great!
P.S. I keep having this feeling that at this October's general conference they are going to allow sister missionaries to stay out for two years. We will see what happens :)