Saturday, February 14, 2015

Abinidi

    Today I was reading about Abinidi. I realized he didn't have a single baptism and the lesson that we have record that he taught was to a bunch of inactive members who didn't seem to want anything to do with the Church. But because he was fearless and followed the spirit one of those less actives made the choice to return. And with him came many, many more. Less active members tend to have that power. We are seeing that here. Like I told you, every time we go contacting we find another member or family that used to attend.

     One is Leslie. She felt the spirit in the lesson we had with her and she has done all she can to come back to church. As she is, she is bringing her three kids, a niece, and neighbors.

     Another is Indira. She has made the decision to come back for good and it shows in how she helps us. This week she brought another investigator to church for us.

     Another is Roberto. He is pretty cool. He was afraid to come back, so he brought a friend to make it easier. As he takes the time to explain to his friend what is going on he is remembering more and more of why he joined the church in the first place.

     I love seeing them as they begin to remember and feel what they felt at the time when they first came to church. It animates me to keep going. I just made me a little sad to think about how Abinidi didn't get to see that with Alma. But these stories inspire me and remind me that no one is too lost and second chances are real. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary and to see these miracles! Heavenly Father lives and loves every one of His children!

    This week is cambios. I'll let you know next week what happens.

Love,
Hermana Thacker

ps. Our zone had a p-day in the playa. We had the task of organizing a fun activity for the hermanas, so we planned a fun Amazing Race type activity. We even borrowed these tubs to make them balance them on their heads like the Garifunas selling Pan de Coco. Long story short they rearranged/cancelled the activity so we were left looking silly with giant tubs on the beach. But we couldn't let looking silly go to waste so we took pictures...




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