Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We werent able to email yesterday cause of memorial day and today we only have an hour, so sorry to anyone that I wasnt able to get to today! Know that I love you and I will reply next week!
This is going to be short, but I am still alive and trying to do my best! For some reason, The parable of the Sower kept coming up in my studies and during church and it has been awesome to learn more about it, and I encourage everyone to look it up and see how you can apply it in your lives!
I hope you all have a great week! :)
Hermana Spackman

Monday, May 18, 2015

This week I have seen blessings that come from fasting! 
As a zone we held a fast to help us be able to find more people who are ready to hear the gospel!
We knocked on the door of Yolanda who immediately let us in and we shared a lesson a little bit about the plan of salvation. While we were talking about our purpose here on earth she opened up and told us that she and been going through a hard time, but she knew that when she opened the door, she saw angels that were sent to her. I am so grateful that we had the chance to knock on her door! I cant wait to keep working with her! I felt prompted to share my testimony about being a daughter of God, it was so simple but the spirit was very strong. She then replied saying how she wanted to know that she was a daughter of God too and that He really does love her. 
Fasting really does work and I know that we were lead by the spirit to find her.
I wish I could say more, but I dont have any more time!
I love you all! do something that brings you closer to Christ this week!
Hermana Sarah Spackman

Monday, May 11, 2015

oThis week I have been able to learn a lot about following the Spirit. On friday, we started  off our day like we had planned and everything seemed to be going fine. 
Then, Hermana Pirir said that she felt weird about going to this certain apartment complex.. and she wasnt sure if we should go there. It was hard to decide because we had planned to be there most of our day contacting people and we didnt have another place in mind. So, we prayed. Afterwards, I didnt know why this certain street came into my mind, but I suggested that we go there instead, and we started heading there and trying the house we knew were had hispanics living there.

After a few houses, we didnt have much success. Until we met Josue. As we were talking to him we asked if he would like to learn more and he said yes, and we had a lesson a bout the restoration right there on his porch. It went really well! 
While we were talking about all the different churches in the world today, we asked if he had ever wondered which church was true. He said "Yes." and so we asked "What things have you done to find out?" and he said "Nothing, I am just waiting for the right church to find me, I guess." 
And we did!! :) People really have been prepared to hear our message and are waiting to hear the truth! It is so important for us to listen to the spirit because he guides us to the people that are ready.
Later, that day, we found Yazmin. Who listened to us talk about the restoration and when we asked her to pray about it to know if it is true, she said, "Oh, I dont need to pray, I believe what you guys have said, it just makes sense." We were surprised by that and asked her to be baptized right there and she said yes! and committed to a date!
So, needless to say, my testimony has definitely been strengthened in the importance of the spirit and how the Lord is preparing people right now to hear our message!
It has been a pretty great week! I am so grateful that I am blessed with the opportunity to be a missionary!! I am learning so much and realizing things that I hadnt realized before and I love it!
I hope everyone is doing well! Know that I love you all! 
Have a good week! 
Hermana Sarah Spackman
(sorry I didnt take any pictures this week

Friday, May 8, 2015

Nothing too crazy happened this week. I was, however, able to go on an exchange to an english speaking area!! That was really fun and I learned a lot that I hope to apply in my missionary work! Especially how I need to trust in my ability as a missionary. 
We all need to trust in the ability God has given us and not be afraid to use it in every aspect of our lives! And as we make goals to improve, Heavenly Father can and will help you achieve those goals!
The work is going good! We have found a few new investigators with potential! I am excited to keep working with them!! I love talking to people and understanding why they believe the things they do. Its cool, especially for a uath girl ;) haha
I hope you guys all know that I love you! and that you have all helped me get to where I am today! And you dont have to be called as a missionary to do missionary work! 
 Sorry this is short! I hope everyone has a great week! :)
    Hermana Sarah Spackman