Monday, March 20, 2017

week 35 and week 33 in MDM- Miracles do Happen!

Hey y'all! 
I hope you are having a great week so far, (I know its only Monday but I never know how to start these things off.) I feel like every week they are cutting down email time in the MDM when the reality is I am just getting worse at managing it. I love love love the emails you all send. They do more for me than you could know. 
Thank you for all the questions about Chrissy and Alisha. They are doing wonderful, it was spring break at Chrissy's school which made it hard to meet last week and Alisha is in between houses but they are doing great! If you wanted to you could send some prayers Alisha's way. 
We are teaching some awesome people right now! The Lord is defiantly blessing Sister Craig and I. Even though we are on campus we got permission to teach Nancy, she is in her 80's. He son is a member of our ward.  We were teaching Nancy the Gospel of Jesus Christ and she asked about the word of wisdom and the law of chastity, we were going to teach that the next time we saw her but felt prompted to teach it right there. We taught her and she was very accepting of both it was awesome! When We invited her to be baptized the first time we met she pulled out her calendar and wrote in pen over the whole day "church baptism". She has such great faith. 
But here is one of the coolest and most recent miracles I have seen. A couple of weeks ago we were contacting on Mott and met this girl named savanna we sat down and started to teach her the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ right there. Her friend Katie walked up right as we were about to share about Joseph Smith. We ended up teaching them both and setting up return appointments. But their friend was shot and they were mourning so they didn't want to meet. Then it was spring break and they were out of town. Well while we were planning yesterday we decided that we would really pray in faith this week for them to be placed in our path again while we were contacting at mott. This morning when we were there I saw Katie but wasn't sure if it was her. We walked over and she said we could meet again tomorrow! HOW COOL IS THAT!! PRAYERS OF FAITH TOTALLY WORK!! It was a really big faith building experience.
I love you all and hope you are looking for miracles working in your own lives! 
Love Sister Witt

Monday, March 6, 2017

week 33 and week 31 in MDM~ "its been a minute"

Hey Ya'll,
Transfers were last week and Sister Perry finished her mission and went home. It was sad but she is going to do amazing things back in AZ. I stayed in Flint and now I am with Sister Craig. And she is amazing! I am super grateful for her and the fearlessness she has when it comes to campus contacting. We have been doing so well! I have already learned so much from her. I'm not going to lie though its been pretty hard taking over the area, I felt super unprepared but the Lord has been helping me so much! I'm glad He has my back! I have felt so many promptings to go somewhere or do something that ins't in the norm but we have done it and seen some really cool miracles. One was on Saturday night, we split our p-day between Saturdayand Monday so we can be on campus everyday. So we went out to eat for p-day and walked around the mall for a couple minutes. While we were walking around the mall we crossed paths with this older woman and her dog a couple of times. Finally I stopped her and introduced myself. Her name is Lois. She just lost everything, her husband died, she lost her house and her land. She now lives out of her car or something. She wasn't interested in our message right away but we stayed and talked with her anyway. She was so sweet. She wanted us to pray with her so we did and she gave us great big hugs. It was really cool to feel love for her though she didn't want to meet with us. I bet next time she sees sister missionaries she is going to remember us and go talk to them. This was just her first tap. 
We got a referral from some missionaries serving in our ward, her name is Sherry. They taught her a couple of times and then she fell off the radar. She called them and asked if they could meet but she had moved so they sent her to us. When we went in for her first lesson we sat down and she right away mentioned baptism. She said that it was something she still wanted to do. Then her cousin Desiree came in and asked us what sets our church apart from any other church. As we taught the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them the spirit filled the trailer. Sherry testified of the first vision to her cousin and they both set baptismal dates. It was amazing! One thing my dad told me about a week before I came out was that every time the first vision is about to be shared satan tries to stop it again. We saw that in their lesson! Desiree's dog started to trow up as we shared Josephs experience. It was actually really gross and kinda funny. 
Anyway! I hope you all had a wonderful week! 
Love Sister Witt