Dear family and friends,Well I love you all so much and always have you in my prayers. You all sound like you are doing great. I am glad your New Years went well, and I look forward to what 2016 brings. :)
Then they left and we met together. I said the opening prayer, and as I was praying all of the prayers and fasting we did for her strengthened me, and all the love I had for her rushed through me. By the time I was finished with the prayer, I was completely in tears. The member with us responded, "Wow the spirit is really strong." At this point I still did not know what to say to her or what to teach her, and I sat there and just prayed to Heavenly Father to let me know of what to say. I never have experienced anything like this. I opened my mouth and started to speak and it felt as if it was not me speaking, and it overtook me and I realized in that moment that the spirit guided the whole lesson. She told us that she has NEVER RECEIVED a big confirmation that this is all true, but has always felt a good feeling. (You don't need a BIG confirmation by the way) She then told us that the blessing was really amazing and it was like her own confirmation. I knew the spirit worked in her and the power of God is real. The two members that were there started to bear testimony, and then it even got stronger. Long story short, we figured out the root of the problem. She really WANTS to get baptized but she wants her parents permission and approval. Even though she really doesn't need their permission, she respects her parents, and she doesn't have enough courage. Her parents are buddhists and are very against other churches. I know that God can soften their hearts just like He did to many people in the Book of Mormon. The lesson we gave was JUST what she needed and the testimonies from the members was just enough to give her the courage to talk to her parents. Then when we finished an hour later our investigators best friend who was there called and thanked us for the lesson and the blessing. She told us that on the way home they talked together and our investigator told her that she loves this church more then she ever has, and she feels she has so much more courage. I was relieved to hear that. This is a very vital week for her, and I'm asking all of you if you could pray for a miracle.:) I have a burning testimony that God is watching over us and loves all of His children. "With God, nothing is impossible." I love this gospel and I know that it's true with ALL OF MY HEART. :)
For those of you who are not on missions yet, i would suggest doing the simple things like search, ponder, and pray. Along that, you need to apply what you learned. That is where the growth comes in, and you will feel it and it will fill you with so much joy that you can't even contain.