Miracles all around!

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So as a mission we have a goal to reach 500 baptisms by the end of the year. We have been praying for the mission to reach that goal of 500 baptisms and that we will be able to find someone to help add to that! When Sister Wittwer and I had our meeting in Birmingham 2 weeks ago an Elder gave us a challenge to find someone BRAND NEW by the 15th who will be progressing. Sister Wittwer and I kinda forgot about that for a week or so then 3 days before the 15th(Wednesday night) we prayed to find someone who would become a progressing investigator. Now before I go on, I need to back up for a sec. So last Monday we went to Wal Mart for the last 15 minutes of the night. Sister Wittwer got out of the car and I see her start walking across the parking lot. I followed, naturally, and we helped this woman put her groceries in her car because she had A TON! We told her we were missionaries and that we shared a message about Jesus Christ that will help strengthen her faith and that will help her build her relationship with God. We asked if we could share this message with her sometime this week and she agreed to meet on Thursday. We got her number and address and we told her we would call/text the day before or the morning of before we came by. So Thursday rolls around and we go to meet Aspen. (: WOW! She is phenomenal! She told us that she has had so many trials in life and that she is ready for a change. She wants a change. She said she wants to recommit herself to God, SHE WANTS TO BE RE BAPTIZED! Y’all, Sister Wittwer and I were so in tune that lesson it was crazy! The spirit did not cease for 1 second during that lesson!! AAAHHHH! (: We shared with her Alma 36:3, on page 298 in the Book of Mormon but we told her to say ‘O my daughter, Aspen…’ Instead of Helaman. It was so cool. After she read it all she could say was, “Wow! That was meant for me!” Y’all it was so cool! Then my amazing companion invited her to be baptized on the 30 of this month! She agreed and we told her we will be bringing by a calendar in the next couple of visits. So we set up a return appointment for Saturday(the 15th) and we were praying that she would read from the Book of Mormon. Turns out she did!!! She even came to church yesterday! (: Y’all, there are so many miracles happening here. The Lord is being very generous and helping us achieve our goal of 500 baptisms! It’s going to happen! (:

There have been smaller miracles of course! We had a total of 9 new people to teach this week. (: 1 of which was a referral from Salt Lake headquarters! Let me just say, here in the south, that doesn’t happen very often. It was a fabulous lesson we had with Addine. She told us she didn’t have a church home…hello missionaries attack! (: We pounced, in a gentle loving way of course! (:
I wanted to share with y’all my short and very condensed testimony.
I KNOW that this church is true. I KNOW that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ’s church once again upon the earth. I KNOW that it was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I KNOW the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real. I have felt both the healing power and enabling power of it. I KNOW that we can be forgiven of our sins through the Atonement. I KNOW that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I KNOW that through Him all mankind can be saved. He is my Lord, my friend, my brother. I KNOW I can turn to him for ANYTHING. I KNOW that the power of prayer is real and that we can pray to our Father in Heaven at anytime and at any place and he will hear us. I love my Savior. I love my Heavenly Father, who I know is VERY VERY VERY proud of me. He loves each and everyone one of us.
I leave this with y’all as my testimony and witness, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Have the best week ever!!! (: (: (:
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