I just am so grateful for the gift of the Holy Ghost and for the Lord's mercy. I have truly felt His guidance and love this week.
Sister Helsing and I saw so many miracles! It all started on Tuesday. We had some time that afternoon when we had planned to do some finding downtown, but we felt like we needed to be on the other side of town, so we went! We didn't know why, but we thought maybe we needed to go to the apartments over there. As we were driving, we passed Woodlake Road, and I said, "Nevermind-we need to go down that road." I instantly remembered an experience Sister Hay and I had a few transfers ago when we talked to a woman named Lindsay at the park nearby. She seemed interested in our church, and we exchanged numbers; she was going to come to church that Sunday. When we had tried to call her, the number she gave us was incorrect or disconnected. We felt disappointed because we had felt really good about her. Totally forgot about Lindsay after that. SO Sister Helsing and I parked on Woodlake Road, and we said, "None of these houses feel right." I said, "Lets try the houses on the very end of the street." So we walked and knocked on the last door. We both felt so good about that house! No one answered, so we decided we would try back. We knocked on a couple of the next doors, when walking down the street, pushing her stroller, comes Lindsay! She did live in that house! We got done talking to the woman we were talking to and went back to Lindsay's house. She was so nice and we were able to schedule a return appointment! Miracle!
But it didn't stop there. We had 15 minutes until dinner, so we started walking towards the car. As we were walking, this lady who had just pulled inside her garage super cheerfully waved to us and said, "Hi!" No one just does that! So we walked up her driveway and started talking to her. Turns out, she was a woman back in January who Sister Hay and I had met back in January! We had seen her pulled over on the side of the road with car trouble, so we pulled over to see if we could help. :) When Sister Helsing and I talked to her the other day, she was very interested in the church's outreach program and service. We walked away in awe! The Lord is guiding His work.
Also, as we were weekly planning, we were trying to figure out what our focus was for the week, and Sister Helsing said, "We just really need to focus on praying to receive referrals." It was amazing. That night, the members we had dinner with, as well as a less active we visited, both said they have neighbors they have been meaning to invite to meet with us! In one night! We talked to them both about how they could invite them this week, and we told them we would follow-up. We are so excited!
Thank you once again for all your prayers. What an incredible and irreplaceable tool God has given us with the power of prayer!