Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Foothills YSA: April 12-18

Hi everyone!

We went on exchanges and I was with a sister who's going home in two weeks in my area. We had an miraculous and crazy day! We were teaching one of our investigators who just told us he felt like God was never there for him. We had just run into him because an appointment with a different investigator fell through and we were able to teach him on the spot! We were teaching him outside when two police officers showed up with his 17 year old girlfriend (also an investigator) in handcuffs. She was distraught! They found her walking down the street crying and discovered she had no money, no phone, no keys, and to top it all off, she wasn't even in the same state as her parents. Since she's a minor, they decided to see what was going on. Our investigators were temporarily living with another one of our investigators. It was a mess and it was pretty awkward to have our lesson interrupted that
way. We stayed with them and spent a ton of time comforting the investigator who the police initially found. We taught her about Priesthood blessings and offered to come back the next day with a priesthood holder from the ward. It was really cool because our investigator realized that God is indeed aware of him and all of His children and knows exactly what each of us need.

We also met an amazing lady named Robin who was really close to being baptized several years ago! We were in a neighborhood where we had previously met an extremely anti person and I couldn't remember where he lived. I wasn't sure if he lived at the same place of the potential investigator we were going to visit (that's the last time I'll ever forget to make notes of important things like that!), so we decided to walk around and knock on a few doors before we went to our next appointment. We went to a door and knocked and Robin, who lived in the house next door, saw us because her front door was open and she she came out to talk with us. In Las Vegas, many of the houses' front doors are on the side of the house near the back. It's pretty weird, but that's how she saw us. Anyway, it was amazing! She said she never felt like she was ready until that day. We reminded her to read her copy of the Book of Mormon and said a prayer with her before we left. It was amazing! I know God guided us to her door. Neither one of us had a huge or strong prompting that "someone lives there who you need to see right now", but rather the prompting came as a "sure, why not try that house?" feeling. When talking about spiritual promptings, our Ward Mission Leader always says, "If it's good, then you should." I know that's true! We can't expect to have obvious promptings all the time.

We're able to teach Collin again! He has some things that he's working through, but he's planning to be baptized on May 14 now. We are so excited for him!

I don't know if I've ever mentioned Jordan, but he's amazing and he's going to be baptized on April 30 and he's super excited--maybe almost as excited as we are for him!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! The Gospel is true and it blesses lives. Read the scriptures, pray, go to church, keep the commandments, go to the temple, and strengthen your own testimony so you can constantly partake of the fruit of the Tree of Life!

Sister Bedont

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