How grateful I am for the word of God!
Sabrina in the hospital with her companions.
This week we had an incredible miracle with our investigator Georgina. She is currently living at the Alcoholics Anonymous house here in Lincoln and has gone through an incredible change in her life and her heart! Sister Neuberger found her a few weeks ago and for the past little while she hasn't been progressing well...but this week that all changed because she started reading the Book of Mormon! Ahh I cannot even begin to explain the power that it has brought into her life. She is so much more aware of the spirit and it's influence and she has been given great strength and determination to fight the adversary through it's words! It never ceases to amaze me how influential the word of God is in changing the hearts of those I serve, and in changing my heart as well! We saw Georgina last night and she just opened up to us about how reading the Book of Mormon has made her so excited to come to church. She can hardly wait for Sunday! And that is a miracle. So as always, keep this sweet girl in your prayers!
Also this week we had this cool little miracle with a girl named Selena. We were stopping by to see one of our investigators who wasn't home :( but we felt prompted to go and talk to this crew of young adults sitting in the back of this pick up truck listening to horrible music. So picture this: three little sister missionaries in braids and dresses walking up to this group of people totally captivated by the world and drowning in the adversary's tactics...it was an adventure for sure! Anyway, we started to teach one of the guys the Restoration and one of the girls interrupted us and told us she was baptized when she was 8 in Washington and that her mother was a really active member. She went to seminary, did baptisms for the dead, the whole shebang! And yet, her life now is a complete mess. She made some poor choices and quickly fell away. As she was talking to us she began to open up about how she really wants to start going to church again, and that she wants her family to have a faith in Jesus Christ because she knows it helped her. And she realized all of this by herself! I don't think we even said a word until the end of the conversation! We ended up giving her a copy of the Book of Mormon and inviting her to read. She said she would and she gave us her phone number! She has light in her eyes and I have full faith that is where Heavenly Father needed us to be. He is SO aware of His children.
Sabrina carries a big stick!
So I know I am super dramatic about this whole infection business, but as I look back on it, it was actually quite funny. After a trip to the ER on Sunday and the OBGYN on Monday Sister Gardner said, "Well at least it can't get any worse!" Sister Neuberger and Sister Uffens quickly and gratefully concurred and I moaned in agreement, but then I woke up on Tuesday and it got so much worse! Haha I threw up everything in my system and it was not pretty. But we made it through! Just a note to all my close family and friends: My body does NOT react well to medication, so do not let me take anything crazy EVER.
Ok I have been so excited to share this! I was reading in Mosiah 1 this morning and I discovered this principle that I loved taught so perfectly in just 1 verse! In Mosiah 1:4 it reads: "For it were not possible that our father, Lehi, could have remembered all these things, to have taught them to his children, except it were for the help of these plates...he could read these engravings, and teach them to his children, that thereby they could teach them to their children, and so fulfilling the commandments of God..." So in essence...Lehi, one of the greatest and most noble men of God that has ever lived, needed the help of the scriptures to teach his children the ways of the Lord! He could NOT do it without them, and neither can we. The scriptures are crucial in our gospel progression, especially in teaching our children and grandchildren.
I want to invite all of you to take your scripture study a little bit more seriously. These are the words of the Lord! And these are the teachings of Eternal life. I know that all of us face challenges in our families, but I know that the word of God can help, so use it! I know that the Book of Mormon is true and I am so grateful for the impact it has had on my life and on the lives of these people here in Nebraska that I love! This really is the Lord's work!
Sabrina and entire mission with President Russell M Nelson.
I love you all!