Monday, June 29, 2015

Elder Sheffield (Week 93)

My new companion is Elder Sheffield From Peoria, AZ. He is awesome and I am so grateful to be his trainer. He has a strong testimony and a great knowledge of the gospel. The last 5 days have been so much fun and rewarding, lots of finding and lots of teaching.

We had a really cool finding miracle this week. It was about 8:30 and we were on the west side of town so we decided that we would do some tracting. With only a little amount of time we offered a prayer and asked Heavenly Father to guide us to someone who was ready and prepared to receive the gospel. After the prayer we grabbed a copy of the Book of Mormon and carried it with us (something our mission is doing to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon). We felt prompted to knock on a door a couple houses down. The lady who answered looked surprised and happy to see us. She told us that she loves the Mormon Church and was a close friend with a bishop growing up in El Paso. She told us her story of how she was struggling with finding answers to her spiritual questions and the bishop gave her a lot of direction. He gave her a Book of Mormon and since then she has read it 3 times and loves it. She asked us about the temple and if there was one in Oklahoma. She also asked us how we prepare to enter the temple. It was so cool, you could see the light in her face as she asked about it. She told us she wants to go there some day! It gets crazier. She told us the story of how her son survived being born prematurely and that is was only because of her faith in God that he survived. I shared one of my favorite scriptures with her: Alma 37:6-7, and she started to quote it as I read it. We are going back and we are going to teach her. We are so excited! I love finding miracles!!!

For p-day we are going to Lawton for a zone hike in the Wichita Mountains. I'm really excited I'll be sure to send pictures next week.

I love you all! Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely, Elder Watkins

LOL Elder Sheffield! I love this guy.

Goodbye Elder Mierau!

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