Monday, March 13, 2017

Spring Weather!


There's not too much to report this week.  I'm still lovin' Boise and having fun, but I feel like there's not as many crazy, exciting stories as there was in small town Idaho--and definitely not as many crazy pictures! 😜 haha

To sum up this week, we spent much of our proselyting time trying to contact part-member families and un-baptized members.  We made some contact, but not enough, so we will be continuing our work doing that!

There was a big miracle that happened though!

We contacted a referral that we received, first by calling her and then visiting her at her home. I don't think she realized who we were at first, she just knew we had offered to help her move. I guess when we called, only 15 minutes before, she just received notice that the apartment she was going to move to wasn't going to work, and now she doesn't know where she is going to live, but has to be out of her house by the 27th. She was praying to God for help. She was worried about being homeless. She knew that we were an answer to her prayers. When we showed up at her house, we offered the services of the ward ("We know people with pick-ups and trailers who can help you move!"), but she was worried about how she was going to pay for that. Then we assured her it was all for free because we love to serve. She could not help but cry and cry because she was so touched by our offer. Wow! Just when she was desperate for help from a higher power, it was given to her. We shared parts of the Restoration and gave her a Book of Mormon. She was very willing to have us back and when she gets things figured out with where she will live she would love to come to church. Her heart is so open! By the end of our visit she called us her angels. She is prepared! I am excited to continue to teach her, as her heart is so open right now. God prepared people for us!!

There's not too much else to report other than that.  Stake conference was this weekend which was AWESOME.  Wow, the Spirit was powerful!! Saturday night President and Sister Bartlett spoke and on Sunday, President and Sister Belliston, the temple president and matron, spoke.  The other speakers were inspired too.  Meridian South stake knows how to do it! Oh, by the way, we cover 3 wards: 2 in the Amity stake, and 1 in the Meridian South stake.  I've never been split between stakes before, but it's pretty exciting. And confusing. Haha

Ponderize: Alma 12:32
Therefore God gave unto them commandments, after having made known unto them the plan of redemption, that they should not do evil, the penalty thereof being a second death, which was an everlasting death as to things pertaining unto righteousness; for on such the plan of redemption could have no power, for the works of justice could not be destroyed, according to the supreme goodness of God.

I really loved what President Kiehl (stake president) taught at stake conference.  He emphasized knowing truth.  We never know what abnormal is unless we know what normal is.  We have to know the truth.  There are many priest crafts, secret combinations, false prophets, and anti-Christs.  We must know the doctrines and truth!

Learn the doctrine.

Live the doctrine.

Teach the doctrine.

As we teach true doctrine in context to the Plan of Redemption, we will understand the why. (See Alma 12:32.)

From Idaho to you,


Sister Carling

Dawww so cute. ;) haha

BLINDED BY THE LIIIGHT!  But the view though.  It's pertty.

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