Sister Madsen loves dogs and is a memeber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has been called to serve as a missionary in the Illinois Chicago West Mission
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
And we talk of Christ April 10, 2017
This week was very good! I had some ideas of what I wanted to tell you this week but I am having a hard time remembering so please bear with me if this email seems to be all over the place. I think mostly what I wanted to talk about is being an instrument in the hands of God. They talk a lot about it in the scriptures and how that is when the people feel the most joy. So this week I tried to make that the thing that I desired most and it has been awesome!! I realized that if that is my biggest desire and focus then it is a lot easier to do things that may be difficult to do. If I hesitate I ask my self "will this be something that can help Heavenly Father" and then it is a lot easier to do it! So that is cool. We have a lot of investigators that I'm not sure how to help. A lot of them are progressing very slowly. Very slowly. And one of them almost wanted to give up. And outside of lessons with her I haven't been very charitable towards her and thinking she has been really lazy. So when she told us she didn't want to meet with us anymore I should have been kind of relieved but I could feel the spirit pretty much saying "what would Jesus do?" And I knew he wouldn't give up on her. And I told her that as representatives of Jesus Christ we wouldn't give up on her either. It ended up being a really great lesson and she opened up to us a lot about how for the most part she doesn't really understand a lot of what we are talking about during lessons. Which is GREAT to know. We are going to go back at a different angle that will,
hopefully help her. Anyways we have had a great and super busy week in the trio. We are talking 4-5 appts a day. Some fell through but we have still been busy. So Sunday was very nice. We didn't have any appointments and we were able to share the #princeofpeace video with so many people!!! It was so cool. Everyone has had really positive responses. One man even told us about when he was a missionary for his church and he said something I thought was interesting. When he went out he met all sorts of different people. But the majority of the time it didn't matter who he met, if he asked if they could pray for that person they generally said yes. And I just think that is so cool because that has been more of a focus lately, praying with people and I nick that is awesome!! He was really nice. We met another lady named Cathy and showed her the video and for whatever reason the spirit was just very strong in her home as we were showing it to her. And she teared up and thanked us a couple of times. And that the video had given her a lot of peace that she didn't know she needed. She was so happy that we came over.
These past couple of weeks I feel like we have been running into a lot of people who aren't really satisfied with the church they are at. As well as some who weren't so satisfied when they were coming to our church. But the reasons lately all seem to be the same. And is is that too many people are talking to much about themselves or other people or things and not enough about Jesus Christ. Or what He said and did, or how we can have a better relationship with Him. It's too much of all this other stuff. I went in to church and have gone in to teaching appointments with a very different attitude since. Always making sure I tie everything back to the Savior. And how we can better have a personal relationship with Him. I have felt so much love for Him this past week as I have been seeking to be more connect with Him and doing and saying things that are about Him. Easter is on Sunday.
Also please excuse any confusion or typing errors that may be in this email. I burned my thumb about an hour ago while making some tortillas.
Sister Fugal and I had a mac & cheese cooking competition. Captured by sister Morales #trio