Daily Archives: March 5, 2013

Pictures – Somethings Borrowed – Somethings New

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President Anderson shared these first two pictures. The one on the right are the 14 great missionaries who had completed their missions last week and are now home with their families. The one on the right is from last Friday’s Zone Leader’s council.

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Today a few companionships came into the office. Sister Dunford came in with her companion sister Johnson and happily told us that she had her last trip to the dentist. Elders Jones and Hunt came in from Coral Springs to bring some baptismal records. The same was true for sisters Merrill and Stegelmeier.

Here is an experience that happened last week right after transfers that show why the missionaries in the Fort Lauderdale mission are having such success in bringing souls unto Christ. They are completely dedicated to the work and have faith that the Lord will lead them to those who He has prepared to receive the gospel.

On Wednesday right after transfers we role played harvesting and went out to put it to work. Because of our set appointments we knew that we would need to talk to everyone to reach our goal for harvest blessings that day. Throughout the day we were able to see some big success but we were short of our goal. Our last lesson of the night finished sooner than we had planned so we of course went back out to harvest! It was 8:40 and we knew we didn’t have a ton of time so we asked Heavenly Father to send us to one of his children who was ready. We got out of the car and met Danny. He was walking his dog and it was starting to rain. We testified of who we were and he told us that the other sisters had already talked to him, but that he was not sure if baptism was what he needed and that he was really nervous about it. As we continued to ask him questions and as we testified we saw his heart soften right before our eyes! It was great! We blessed him and as we identified the Spirit and asked how he thought that Spirit would bless his life he said, “I know this is what I need to stop stressing and to get over my anger.” We shared 3 Ne 9:13-15 with him “will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and be converted, that I may heal you? Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me. Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God.” We invited him to be baptized and act so that he could be healed through the Savior’s mercy. He said yes! He decided to act and came to church this week and is getting baptized next week! It was amazing to see that as we use all the tools even in harvesting and help people understand true doctrine that they can apply it in their lives and be healed through the Atonement! I love this work!!”

Shane in Spain…

We have a grandson serving in the Spain Malaga Mission and of course like any proud grandparents we love to share pictures. This is a picture of the Granada Zone at a training meeting. Elder Webb is the handsome blonde at the far left on the back row.