Thursday, July 9, 2015

Week 70

Hello everyone! This week was awesome!! It was full of strange
experiences and cool experiences.

This week I attended my last zone conference. It was so sad! I gave my
"departing testimony". I went up there with no plan, and what came out
was a true, sure testimony of things I've come to know. One thing I
KNOW is God is a forgiving God. I have forgiveness from Father in
Heaven, and sure feels good! I  know we have the potential to become
like Him through the Atonement of Christ.

I learned today in Alma 33 why we pray in the name of  Christ. I had
studied this out about 6 months ago, and I couldn't find an answer
that completely satisfied me. I read in the Bible dictionary about when
we pray in the name of Christ, we pray in the mind of Christ. We pray
for righteous things that God would grant. That quenched my thirst a
little bit, but in verse 11 of Alma 33, it says, "And thou didst hear
me because of mine afflictions and my sincerity; and it is because of
thy Son that thou hast been thus merciful unto me, therefore I will
cry unto thee in all mine afflictions, for in thee is my joy; for thou
hast turned thy judgments away from me, because of thy Son." Heavenly
Father can grant us mercy because the Son satisfied the demands of
justice. It's so simple to me now! What an amazing truth the Book of
Mormon taught me. That Book is from God!

We got hardcore rejected by a lot of people this week, so that was a
bit sad, but along with the lowlights came the highlights!!

This week we had an awesome lesson with the man we met a few weeks ago
on his porch. He committed to being baptized when he received an
answer. He emailed us and said he was devoting all day after church to
read the Book of Mormon :) It's exciting when you see that kind of
dedication! The two young girls we're teaching came to church for the
third time. The older girl gave a talk on the Holy Ghost which we
helped her write. It just warmed my heart to see her teaching eternal
truths that will bless her life forever. They also attended the
baptism of an eight year old girl on Sunday. They absolutely loved the
baptism and expressed desires to have their own baptism by "the
Priesthood". I'm so happy for them!!

Okay well I have to go!
Sister Sparks

Ps. We got our hands kissed by a drunk man in McDonalds, so thereyago

 Sister Sibley!

 Dinner at the Aders is always fun...I won the contest if you were wondering

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