Now here is the miracle story of the week. We found this absolutely golden investigator named Candace this week which was honestly the highlight of my week and one of the highlights of my mission. The West Point elders actually found her while they were out finding and turned her over to us. She told us that she wasn't usually in that area and when she would have normally gone home, she decided to stay a little longer. That is when she made eye contact with the elders and went over to talk to them. She said that she is unhappy right now and thinks that Christ might be able to help her. She is so cute because she asked us if this was a bad reason to want to get to know Jesus Christ and if she was too old to start learning about Him. We assured her that this was the perfect reason to meet with missionaries and get to know our Savior. She really wants to get to know everyone in the ward and wants to meet as many members as possible. She wants us to invite her to activities and she has a lot of interest in learning more about this church and Jesus Christ.
She originally had interest in a church tour so after our lesson we gave her a tour of our church building. It was amazing because when we were in the chapel, she said that she felt like cyring and asked if we could feel it too. The Spirit really was super strong and I am so happy that she recognized it! There have been so many times lately where Sister Vance and I can feel the Spirit but the people we are teaching seem oblivious to it, but Candace was not one of those people. That is how you know you have found one of God's elect.
She said that it was by fate that she met the missionaires and I agree! The Lord defintiely had his hand in this one. It's people like Candace that give me hope and motivate me to keep going and try even harder. Miracles don't just come walking in the door everyday, but when they do, I am 110% grateful to Heavenly Father for trusting us with his prepared child. I know the He sees our hard work and He will bless us for it. It may not be when and how we expect it to come, but the blessings/miracles do come.
Sister Maggie Shiffert
The people in Cheung Sha Wan are really nice. I have only been able to meet one of the less actives in the area, but we have more people scheduled for this week so hopefully I can meet more investigators/less actives. The ward seemed really friendly. We are going to mett with some of them this week so I am looking forward to that. I can start putting names with faces which will be good because that is another weakness I have so hopefully these members will be patient with me haha! It's so confusing because there are so many Lee's in this ward, but at least I have a good chance of getting their name right if I call them Brother or Sister Lee haha!