So, this week was like absolutely crazy! Satan is attacking the people we're teaching like CRAZY!!!! And it drives me crazy! 'It's like...leave us alone! Ghehehe, funny story though....
We had an appointment with a less-active sister and she had a friend over. I'm pretty sure her friend was tipsy (to say the least), because she was going through some really hard times. You could just feel the tension in the room. We say an opening prayer and we're trying to read Mosiah 3 with them. The friend wanted to read it, because she wanted to talk so it would make her feel better. ok... She starts reading and then the two of them started talking about something and within a second they starting fighting and arguing with each other! O.o so we're like...what the ginger ale... O.O so sister Anderson tries to bring it back to reading Mosiah 3, and after reading like 8 verses, the LA is like: ok, I can't handle more for today. so she closed the book. (and in the meantime they had already argued again). So we're trying to leave with the Spirit, so we wanted to say a prayer, and her friend started praying like this: Dear Heavenly Father....(silence)....I'm not sure how to put this into words....(and she has like this whiny voice...) and then our LA started yelling at her and said: If you don't know what you're saying, stop praying!!! Sister Anderson, you pray! Then sister Anderson had to pray. It was soooo awkward, weird, uncomfortable, and at the same time it was pretty funny...
Then we also had a really cool moment this week! We dropped off a meet the mormons dvd for a nonmember and as we're walking back to our car this guy walks by and we started talking to him. So we kind of did our thing and at first he wasn't very interested in talking to us. But as we talked more, he started asking questions. Like who God is? The purpose of life? We started talking about the plan of salvation and at the end he said he had to go, but that he'd love to meet with us another time to talk more! It was AWESOME!!! We gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon :D
We also had lunch with Sister Hoole last week and that was AMAZING! It was so great to meet her! :D
Oh, we had our fireside with Kenneth Cope yesterday! We were just thinking of ways to get non-members to come to something and to get members more excited about missionary work. So I asked Kenneth Cope if he could come do a fireside in our stake! We had it yesterday and the whole chapel was filled! :D It was soooo great! Even some non-members came! :D Woohoo!
He talked a lot about our potential and divinity as children of our Heavenly Father. It was so beautiful and I felt so uplifted! So I want to testify to you that I know that we have a Father and Brother who love us and who KNOW us perfectly! When life gets dark and dreary, don't forget to pray. The Lord wants to use us as an instrument in His hands right NOW, broken, torn, scattered.
I am so grateful for the Atonement and for Christ's grace!
Lots and Lots of LoveSister Spijkerman <3