I am doing so well! I am so excited for Friday--we have a leadership training with Elder Martino from the quorum of the seventy on Friday. :) Also, I just love Sister Helsing, :) I love serving the Lord here in the Wellington Ward, and I definitely see His hand every day in my life.
Our biggest miracle is that we are now teaching Brad Peterson!!! His wife is a semi-active/returning to activity member. He has taken the lessons before in 2012, but some things happened, and he didn't want anything to do with the missionaries. He literally would go and hide away in his room whenever we came. But his wife has been preparing to go to the temple and has been meeting with her visiting teacher for temple prep classes. They are also planning on moving soon, and with both of those events combined, I think it really got him thinking seriously about where is life is going. He called the Bishop and asked to take the lessons on Sunday. We were SO surprised, humbled, amazed, and excited! On Monday night, we met with them and committed him to BAPTISM for May 9th!! He is really progressing well and is ready for a change in his life. He wants so badly to be sealed to his family. Please pray for the Petersons!! Pray that Brother Peterson will receive an answer and be prepared and know that this is Christ's church, and he needs to be baptized.
We were able to meet with Arianna again--haven't been able to the past few weeks. :/ We had the best lesson we have had with her yet. We were able to talk and get out some of her concerns and just talk with her. She is starting to understand the importance of experimenting and reading God's word. She needs prayers, as well!!
I know that God lives. Jesus Christ is YOUR Savior, and He can lift you and strengthen you. Through Him, your weaknesses can become strengths. Let Him in. Please never disregard the importance of the little things--STUDYING daily the Book of Mormon and other scripture, SINCERE and HEARTFELT prayer, attending and PREPARING to take the sacrament and learn from the Spirit each Sunday, and living you life obediently and in accordance with His will. He will strengthen you.