Thursday, September 24, 2015

Answered prayers & miracles

Good morning friends and family! How excited I am to tell you about everything that happened this week! Looking back on it all I am so grateful and so happy it brings me to tears.

Miracles that happened this week:

1. Braxton is going to be baptized on Wednesday!!! :) 
Sister Fuentes (her grandma) called us on Monday night and told us that her dad (not a member) has given her permission to be baptized. This is something I have fasted and prayed for and I know that Braxton's family has fasted and prayed for for over a year. This is a huge step for Braxton and I hope her dad's heart will continue to soften towards the Gospel. Braxton is such an example to her family and will be a huge influence in helping them become active in the church.

2. On Tuesday night we taught Brent Davis the 15 steps to stop smoking and so far he's had success!!! Yesterday was day 5 of being smoke free. He wasn't feeling too well from it all so he didn't come to church which was a bummer. But he experienced a lot of temptations this week and he overcame them! I am so happy for him. It's so awesome to see the changes and progress he's made. 

3. We contacted that referral we received--the Furbush family and they're awesome! There's Chris, Jenny and their daughter Amelia. We taught them about the Book of Mormon and invited them to read it and pray about it. We left the Restoration pamphlet for them to study and were planning on teaching the message of the Restoration in our next lesson and when we came back they all had read and Jenny had two pages front and back of questions for us. We answered them all and then taught more about how testimony comes by praying with faith. Sister Thumstedter invited them to be baptized when they came to know that the church was true and they committed! Amelia went to the young men/young women activity Saturday night and they came to church yesterday. The ward mission also had a social activity last night and they came to that so they're getting some great fellowship into the ward. 
I'm just so excited to teach a family! I've been praying to teach a family for many months. I know that the Gospel blesses families so much and I'm grateful for the opportunity to teach the Furbushs how the Gospel will bless theirs. 

I can't believe it's the end of the transfer already. Sister Thumstedter and I are pretty confident we'll be staying together next transfer. We'll be getting a car back next week! That'll help us out a lot! There is so much work for us to do here! I am loving serving here in Taylor. Thank you all so much for your prayers and your support! 

Hope you all have a great week! 

With love, 
Sister Richards :)

Cheesin' with Sister Thumstedte

The Sisters conference we had with all the mountain sisters last Monday night! It was really good.

Our awesome district this transfer! The Elders are something else haha they make us laugh for sure.

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