Monday, May 12, 2014

"give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course to eternal bliss"

Malo soifua! Manuia le Aso Tina! Happy Mothers' Day!

This week was awesome.

Something President Van Cott always says is to go forth with GREAT faith and MIGHTY prayer. And after attending a meeting on Thursday with some other missionaries, we began to have a strong desire to apply this better.
So, we decided to have mightier prayers. We began praying specifically that we would find a family that the Lord has prepared to be taught and baptized. The next day our plans didn't go exactly as planned. Something told us to go to "The Complex Full of Samoans". So we went. And we talked with Fetulima. Every time we've talked with him before he had either ignored us or wouldn't say much. But, this time he wanted to come to church. and told us we could teach him and his kids.

Mighty prayer works!

We also had a billion ward parties this week because of Mother's Day and Bishop Wendt's birthday. Samoan people love to celebrate things. And mostly, I think they love to eat. And at the beginning of many of the parties they'll have a hymn and a prayer and a spiritual thought. Listening to these people sing a Capella hymns has become my favorite thing to do, just after preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father is so good to us. I know he loves us and listens to our prayers. He answers prayers.

Alofa atu,

Elder Judd