This week was absolutely miraculous! Just wonderful! We had two exchanges with some great Elders on Tuesday and Friday. But the best part is the miracle we had. I may have mentioned something last week of them coming to church, but I'll retell the story so far from the beginning.
Last week this couple came to church. Their son and daughter-in-law are members and their son had introduced them to the church a little while back. After church they invited us over to dinner on Wednesday. It was delicious! And they are so prepared for the restored gospel. We asked them what their expectations were about the church and the wife said something to the effect of, "Well, baptism! And then of course getting sealed later." My companion and I were ecstatic!
We also taught them on Saturday and then on Sunday they came to church and also brought their non-member son and his wife! The Stake President gave a powerful talk about Christ and that evening the same family drove us to a fireside put on by our Mission President and Wife. That was Spirit-filled and inspiring! And they loved it! They want to get baptized in June and we are so excited for them! The Lord has brought to pass a huge miracle and I'm grateful to have the chance to be a part of it.
This week I've pondered somewhat about our Eternal Family, with Heavenly Father at the head. His purpose is to "bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39) He desires and yearns for all of us, His children, to return to Him and dwell with Him forever as an Eternal Family and this happens as we live the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2 Nephi 2:8, Lehi teaches his son Jacob, "...how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah..." It is greatly important! As we share this beautiful gospel which will bring others to God, we will draw nigh to Him as well. I know He loves us. I know He is our Father. And I know that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Have a wonderful week everyone! I love you!
P.S. Here's one of the Elders I went on exchanges with and also a city across the water that we saw.