Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Service Softens Hearts!

"M" Mountain (He is in Moreno Valley)
This week we really saw the Lord's hand in our lives. We took the challenge of the mission to fast for the faith to find families very seriously. We've both been trying very hard to grow our faith and trust in the Lord's promises. And the Lord does fulfill His promises! We broke our fast Sunday evening and immediately left to see a potential (her name is Sonyika) whom we had met Saturday morning. We were graciously welcomed into her home and invited everyone to participate. All 6 of her kids came in and we started sharing the message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Spirit was so strong and all the kids and her herself recognized it and everything clicked. They were so excited to accept all of our commitment invitations and are on date, preparing to be baptized. They are so excited to come to church this next Sunday as well. It was a huge blessing to us and we are so grateful to the Lord for rewarding us for our faith, and in such an immediate fashion! We're so excited to see how they progress!

We had a cool experience with service this week! We've been doing service at the Air Force museum every day of the week during less productive proselyting hours. We have become pretty close with some of the volunteers and one of them, a retired Marine dog handler, was really excited to talk to us and said, "next time you come I'd love to sit down and read from the Book of Mormon with you!". It was so cool! Service really does soften hearts and make people more receptive to the gospel. JustServe is a wonderful organization and it is so inspired. Everyone should get involved with it!

That is great to hear that you are getting back into the swing of things. I'm really proud of Jessie and Julie. That is awesome. 

That is also pretty cool to hear about the family history miracles. They want to train us more on using that to help in our proselyting efforts!

Yes, I still have the digital photo frame and it works. Thank you! 

Things are going great here. Is there anything you need and that I can do for you? I would love to get prayed into Winnemucca, but we'll just have to wait a few months :)

Love you so so much! I hope you have the best week ever. 
Your Elder Jackson

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