A lot of wonderful things happened this week. Sister Purcell is still as wonderful as ever! It is nice to have a companion older than you because they just know a whole heck of a lot about everything!!
Our investigator Amy has an incredible testimony of prayer! She has learned a ton about the church from family members and has definitely been prepared by the Lord to hear His gospel! We invited her to read the Book of Mormon this last week and committed her to baptism once she comes to know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. She is wonderful!!
We invited a ton of less actives to church and all of them said they would be there. They weren't. It was kind of emotionally devastating. So after church we went over to Tammie's to see how things were. Had such an incredible experience there. She has been struggling with a lot lately and so we talked to her about receiving a priesthood blessing. Thinking on our feet since we as Sisters don't hold God's power, Sister Purcell and I remembered that as missionaries, we do have a special power to leave peace and blessings in a home. The spirit was so strong as we fervently prayed to the Lord for Tammie and her family. Even though, we as women do not have the priesthood power that men do, we can still call upon the Lord through prayer and He will bless us by that same power. It was just such a testimony builder to me that we as missionaries truly do have power and authority from God.
Friday night, we had dinner with the Owen family. They are a less active family in our ward as well. I love them so stinkin' much they are great!! Sister Purcell bore a powerful testimony to them of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how the Church needs them. The Elko 3rd ward needs the Owen family. President Uchtdorfs talk this past General Conference was so inspired!! We talked about "Coming and Joining With Us." They see the blessings that church attendance brings, they just need to take the next step by going to church!
It was a wonderful week here in Elko, Nevada!! I hope and pray that all is well with everyone and that you can see the Lord's hand in your life!!
Much Love and Lots of Hugs,