Family and Friends,
I love being a missionary!!!
I have been praying for new things to happen, been actually praying for miracles, and really just looking for Heavenly Fathers guidance. I have been making an extra effort to just do what I can.
This week was crazy, we had a really great start on Monday, we had a member visit and an MPL with somebody who said she would be willing to accept baptism once she learns more. We are going to continue to meet with her for sure. Then, came and every lesson fell through for the week until night. No big deal, because we were able to set another baptismal date, who is actually the son of the current baptismal date we already had.
Their names are Megan and Derek. They are wonderful. Megan's back is pretty sore, she tore something (I think, they were using Chinese, something really bad happened) while gardening and she currently cannot walk or sit up for any period of time. She has been sleeping on the ground this entire week because it is the only thing that is hard surface enough for the healing to happen. Anyways, she was not able to go to church this week, and her son was at home taking care of her with his twin brother Jimmy.
When we were writing the teaching record night we thought of what we could write under the "Help wanted from the ward" category, we thought of a priesthood blessing but we didn't know if she would really understand what it was, because even though you teach about the priesthood, people don't really understand about it until they see it, she has only seen them bless the sacrament. We decided to write it down anyways. It was Priesthood council instead of ward council this week so we were not at the meeting, but our ward mission leader and the elders were giving the information in the meeting for us about our investigators. They mentioned about how she might need a blessing and the priesthood were so WILLING to help!
We found two brothers that day at church to come to Megan's house that night to give her a blessing. But we still had to tell Megan that we were coming over, because we hadn't yet. So we called and she didn't want to inconvenience anybody, she did not want to make them come over and see her sick. We assured her that it would be fast and easy and that the reason why we have invited them over was because that we and they loved her and wanted to see her get better. She agreed to having them come over and so later that night we went over.
The veil was softened yesterday night. I felt like I was literally walking with God. The Spirit was SO STRONG. We asked the brethren to explain what they were going to do and why they needed the oil. We let the brethren explain what the priesthood was again so she could understand and have it fresh in her mind. They started with explaining to her that the blessing would be dependent on her faith, she was a little nervous about that, not knowing if it would be enough. The ordinance was performed and then we all started to cry in silence.
Sister Chan and I shared our testimonies and it was incredible. We asked her how she felt, and she said that she was extremely more comfortable. ("bi jiao shufu" for my Chinese Speaking friends) It was a miracle.
Love Sister Allen