My subject line is from one of the kids we taught yesterday as we were teaching them the plan of salvation. Teaching kids is fun haha
A few days ago we had a lesson with a less active and his non-member wife. We were really excited for this lesson for a while now because missionaries in the past have had a really hard time getting into their home. We got there and started talking about the Book of Mormon. Unfortunately she was NOT willing to read it because she had read other books about the Book of Mormon so that should be enough. Anyway it was kind of a sad lesson where it was very clear they weren't interested. But Sister Allred is an AMAZING missionary and was so bold on how even if they don't think they need to that doesn't change the fact and the truth that they do need to read the Book of Mormon. We were expecting this lesson to be different but we are glad we had that experience becuase we both walked away with stronger testimonies of the Book of Mormon and how it truly changes lives and hearts. There is literally power in the Book of Mormon and if you can just get someone to hold it or read a little part of it it is amazing.
Right after this we gave a Book of Mormon to a man by the library. He turned out to not be ready to recieve the gospel right now, but he talked about how he had just had a really uncomfortable experience at the library (it was a rough week for the library - we saw at least 2 people get arrested) and our testimonies changed his day. He sent us the LONGEST text about how he believes that we were led by God to talk to him that day. It is so cool to see how God was using us to help these people and although the day NEVER goes as planned, if you are listening to the spirit, it will ALWAYS be a good day!
I know the Book of Mormon can change your life! It contains the fullness of the gospel or in other words everything you need to be happy now and for eternity. Just read it. Right now. Go do it.
Anyway, this week has been great. So great. I LOVE sister Allred, I LOVE Illinois, and I LOVE the The Gospel.
- Sister Hannah Corbett
PICTURE- we have an investigator named Amanda who has been doing really well lately! Her daughter Aubrianna drew this during sacrament. She is so cute.