This week was a week of miracles!
We have been talking to and helping a woman whose husband has been battling throat cancer. For the past three months he’s had a stomach pump and it’s been touch and go as he undergoes radiation therapy. It has taken a huge toll on her; she has struggled under the stress and pressure of being a caretaker 24/7. We would stop by and talk with her, talk about Christ and his love and care for her and her husband. This past week when we stopped by, she had visibly changed. She saw us and just beamed. Her husband’s cancer, which was at a stage 4 at the previous test results, was now at a stage 1. The cells are still deteriorating, he is hungry and eating for the first time in months. It has been a huge miracle.
We lost contact with another woman for a few weeks; she is constantly busy and gone at work whenever we would try to visit with her. She was a very solid investigator, she had been to church multiple times and she had agreed to be baptized at one point. She is so loving and caring and watches for those around her and helps all those in need. Last night we drove past and finally caught her at home! We talked with her and her 14 year old son and she asked when she can be baptized! She set her own baptismal date of October 11th :)
There is a recent convert in our ward who has been struggling– she was raised Muslim in Iran, and when she went back for a funeral this past spring she received a lot of pressure to stop going to church and stop reading the Book of Mormon. The ward lost contact with her after she told a member about it, and the ward has been really worried about her. This week Sister Hathaway and I were finally able to make contact–she invited us in and we had a wonderful lesson with her. We asked about how she felt at the time of her conversion, and she recognized that the happiest she had been was when she was reading the Book of Mormon and was attending church and praying. She said she wanted that happiness again and realized that in order to have that happiness, she needs to continue to read and pray and attend church. It was a huge miracle that we were able to make contact with her and that she was so open to us about the things she’s been struggling with and that she was able to finally recognize why she was so happy and what she is missing and needing to bring back in order to have that happiness again :)