Ok so we were in the Meijer (its like a target) parking lot being super unmotivated and we decided to pray for motivation and listen to our jam which is MOTAB singing "holding hands around the world" we can't figure out why but it seems like every time we listen to that song we just get super excited about missionary work. Right as the song ended we both looked up and this guy in a cowboy hat caught our attention. We jumped out of the good ol Jeep and walked over to him. He saw our smiles and then his eyes went right to our name tags. He told us he knew who we were and would talk to us for a minute. He told us about all the times he has died and come back to life and how he is trying to master the 'bread and fishes table trick', he told us about the 'people who live in the earth' and how they are smarter than all of us 'air breathers'. It took all the strength we could muster to not break out laughing because this man was being dead serious. Well we shared some restored truth with him and he told us that we were good people and that we needed to "Smoke more pot and stay away from boys." He defiantly was following one of those suggestions. haha It was a good experience because it brightened out attitudes and we went into Meijer laughing.
We saw a couple people who recognized us from the Methodist Church dinners we have been helping out with which is way cool! They come up to us in random places and thank us for helping the community! I can't remember if I ever told you guys about those. Well basically we were in salvation's army and this woman walked up to us and we started talking. It turns out she, Jenifer, is the preacher for the United Methodist in town and they hold community dinners on Wednesdays. We told her about how we are missionaries and how we invite others to come unto Christ and she was like 'Well you should come help out with the dinners, there are a bunch of people who need some hope in their lives there." So we exchanged cards and she calls us all the time about service opportunities and has taught a bunch of sermons about us. Basically she wants us to convert everyone in her church. haha but honestly the dinners have helped us find people and grow relationships with the community which is way rad!
We met a man in Meijer who was having a off day and asked him why. He told us his wife had just had an emergency appendectomy and I was able to talk to him about when that happened to me and then to dad. He seemed a lot more at peace when he left us and was even smiling when I told him we would pray for him.
Ok here is the most recent amazing miracle. Right as I was logging on to the library computer nervous to see what this weeks emails would bring our phone started to ring. The number that was calling us wasn't programmed into the phone so I was just going to ignore it. But the Holy Ghost told me to answer it. Well I did as directed and it was a young man named Sebastian. He works at salvation's and we have seen him a handful of times but it wasn't until a couple days ago that we actually talked to him and told him about the Restoration. He didn't seem very interested at the time. But while we were on the phone he told me about how hard it had been for him to dial our number and he couldn't figure out why. He said he wants to meet with us. I almost started crying because here I was thinking none of our contacting had been effective and that there was nothing to email home about, and Sebastian was sitting at home overcoming satan and calling us because he wanted to learn more truth! It was truly an amazing and humbling experience!
Well I hope your Book of Mormon studies went well this week and that you are all learning all you can! I love hearing about the people you are bringing closer to Christ! Keep up the good work! Remember every member a missionary!!! If miracles can happen in Michigan mircales can happen anywhere!
Sending All My Love