Monday, May 5, 2014
Part of an Email Elder Jason Rees shared with me that Amanda wrote :)
" Oh Jason I am soooo happy! You want to know why? Because this week was amazing!!!! We had an inspired lesson with Helena. We answered all of her doubts and questions. And we helped her recognize the spirit better and the hand of the Lord. Her daughter who lives in Spain has stopped believing in the church she has been a member of for quite some time. Helena had spoken with her daughter about our church and how she is talking with the missionaries (us). We do not know what all Helena said, but whatever it was, it sparked interest in her daughter. Her daughter told her mom (Helena) to give us her email address so we can talk. We then told Helena that we have missionaries there in Spain who can talk to her in person. So we are going to pass her email and her phone number to the missionaries in Spain. This was truly an answer to Helena´s prayers because she has always wanted a family united in one faith. Helena was in tears as we spoke to her about how Heavenly Father is blessing her because of her faith and her desire to find and know the truth. And how now her daughter will hear the gospel and feel of its truthfulness. And she and her daughter will be united in one faith. But not just one faith, in the true church of Christ on the earth. It was hard getting Helena to see that she needs to be baptized again. And I think a big part of her resistance was because her husband (who passed away about 5 months ago) was a pastor. And she didn't want to believe that he was wrong. (We have already taught about the spirit world and how those who die without a knowledge of the gospel will hear it there) We then told her that we both felt that he has been introduced to the gospel there. And that he is currently learning or already learned (we aren't sure which one just that it is or did happen) about the restoration and the need he has to be baptized correctly. She felt the spirit bearing testimony of our words and we invited her to be baptized on . She finally accepted!!! It was so great! We had her pray at the end and we sat in silence after the prayer. She said she felt a peaceful feeling. We bore testimony that that was the spirit letting her know that it is right. :) She came to church yesterday which makes it two times she has been in church. We are super excited for her and for her daughter!!! The Lord is truly aware of all his children! It was truly a miracle! So yes, I am just so happy!"