Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This is a picture of Juan, we met him on Saturday while tracting. He is super cool and by the end of our contact he was showing us his cowboy hat collection and ended up giving each of us one! haha
Then, Sunday morning came around and we got a call from a random number asking for directions to the church, we had no idea who it was but we gave them directions and waited outside for them. And you wouldn't believe it but Juan came riding up in his truck and wearing a cowboy hat! :) It was awesome! Then, in the gospel principles class we learned about the Atonement and he said that he learned a lot! He also kept asking everyone this question, "What do you think about one tree that is verde verde verde (super green) but everything around it is seco seco seco (super dry)?" It was interesting to hear everyone's answers. One of our other investigators, Javier said it's like life with the gospel, even though the world around you is dry and doesn't have the gospel, it doesn't matter because we have the gospel in our lives and that keeps us green. It was pretty profound! :) what do you all think?

This past week we actually had some pretty nice weather! which was great for street contacting!:) but now it's back to cloudy and rainy haha oh well :)

Estoy muy agradecida por ser misionera y por el tiempo que tengo cada dia para testificar e intentar de entender un poquito mejor el plan que Mi Padre Celestial tiene para mi. Mi vida ha cambiado bastante gracias a la mision y los ejemplos de las personas que me rodean. Se que sin ninguna duda que Jesucristo es el Salvador y solamente medio de El podemos regresar con Nuestro Padre Celestial. Mi testimonio es muy sencillo pero de mi corazon! :)

I love you all! Have a great week!

Hermana Sarah Spackman
to me
Wow, I am so grateful for promptings of the Spirit. And not only the promptings but the strength I have received this last week to follow those promptings. I will just share a few experiences in specific. 

We had a return appointment with a Jehovah's Witness and while we were teaching, she was respectful but it was obvious that she wasn't going to budge from her point of view. I was praying in my heart to know what to say to somehow touch her heart. And the thought came to my mind to ask her if she believed if there was only one true church of God. She said that there should be but people are too wicked to accept it. So, I then asked if believed that her church was the true church, and she said that she couldn't say because that was up to God. The feeling then came to testify that there is one true church, that the fullness is found on the earth, and that is was found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was so scared/nervous to say that.. which is weird because I have never been nervous to teach or testify. I was afraid of what she was going to say because up to this point she had bible bashed everything we had said. However, as a prayed for strength, it was given to me and I testified, with my heart pounding, of the truthfulness and perfectness of this church. And you know what? She still didnt accept it. (anticlimactic, right?) But, I walked away from that lesson knowing that I had followed the Spirit and knowing that I did my part. I knew that Heavenly Father helped me say those words and gave me the strength to follow the Spirit.
Another contact we had, we started off talking about Easter, but I felt that he needed to know about the Book of Mormon. So, our of nowhere, I asked if he has ever heard about the Book of Mormon. He said no, which then lead into a great lesson about the blessing we have to have a guide like the Book of Mormon. He accepted one and asked us to come back to read it with him :)

Following the Spirit has been huge lately, especially because now I am teaching alone in most of the contacts/lessons. It has been a humbling and learning experience for sure. 

Conference was great! :) I can't wait to hear what everyone got out of it! :) 

I love you all! Have a great week!
Hermana Spackman

Pic: thanks mom for the Easter outfit! :)
One year ago:
Happy Easter to all! :)

Yesterday was an a amazing Easter Sunday for the branch! We got to see a baptism! Then, later we had a very powerful lesson in Gospel Principles about the life of Christ. We watched Finding Faith in Christ ( If you havent seen it, go watch it. Its a little old but has a great story! ) Later, we were able to go an work and share the Easter video! It was pretty great. 

We also invited a Recent Convert to come tracting with us and he brought a non-member friend! So, that was fun.. haha four of us knocking doors! and we actually got in to a house and taught a lesson! 

Women's conference was super good! Looks like we've got to do a little bit of service, right? haha 

Sorry, this one is a little short! But I still love ya just the same! :)

Hermana Spackman
2 Nephi 9:20-23

oh and monroe has some fun paintings! :)