California Fresno Mission May 2013 to November 2014

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

10 Semana en Ceres

Querida Familia--
We had the wonderful opportunity to go to the temple today, so that's why our Preparation Day is today. (Wednesday 9/11/13)             Last night we had a wonderful lesson with a part member family. Through asking inspired questions we were finally able to discern what was bothering this investigator and what was holding him back from being baptized. We have another appointment with them tonight and are excited to help him come closer to our Heavenly Father.
            This week has been a week of miracles. We had a wonderful lesson with an inactive family last Wednesday that was amazing! We taught the Restoration and used the video. We then bore testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet of God. We then sang a hymn--"Nearer My God to Thee" and invited them to continue to come closer to their Heavenly Father through coming back to church. They agreed and the head of the household told us that for 4 years he and his wife have not been going to church, but this Sunday they would be going. He said that he felt the Spirit testify to him that what we taught is true and he needs to come back to church and so does his family. He said he felt something different and special in the lesson.

          I know that because we went into that lesson intending to help rekindle their testimonies and not just to get them to come back to church, but to help them come closer to Christ, we were able to teach with and through the Spirit. We taught as Preach My Gospel teaches--we testified when we taught and taught as we testified. I know that Heavenly Father wants His children to come back to Him and will do anything He can to help them come back to Him.                                               
          They came to church on Sunday! We are hoping that this is just the first step to have the entire family become active in the church again.
          I am so grateful for the opportunity to go to the temple today! I love the temple and the inspiration we receive there and the love from our Heavenly Father we are able to feel in abundance there.  I love this work! I love the temple! I love all of you! 
 Love,  Hermana VanWie
Pictures from their trip to the Fresno Temple:  1) the zone or group of missionaries from their area in front of the temple


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