We had transfers; not so wonderful to be leaving Alabaster after only 5 short weeks, but then at the transfer meeting they announced that I would be with Hermana CHARLESWORTH! We are now serving together as Sister Training Leaders in Leeds AL and just having a grand ol’ time. We were best friends in the Mexico MTC and haven’t served around each other for our entire mission so we are so excited to finally be together. She is such an amazing missionary and I have already learned so much from her.
We have met and taught so many great people already. We get a lot of media referrals, (people online who want a Bible or BoM or something) so it’s been so amazing to start teaching people who are truly interested and wanting to get closer to God and Jesus Christ. On Saturday we followed up with a 16 year old girl who wanted a Bible. We stopped by and even though her mom straight out told us she had already listened and wasn’t interested, her daughter said, “Sure, you can come in.” We had a really powerful Restoration lesson with a member and she has been reading the BoM and been texting us with questions. She is so sweet and we are praying for Kameron that she receives her answer.
Then last night we followed up with a family Hma. Charlesworth had just briefly met and they let us in and we explained the BOM and the Restoration and they just got it. We asked if they would be baptized when they know this is the true church and they said “yes”! I have seen the Lord’s hand so much here already and I am so grateful for Him and how He is softening the hearts of the people and preparing them to accept His full Gospel.
Here is a good quote.
“I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays — let them overtake me unexpectedly — waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: “Why, this is Christmas Day!” “
(David Grayson, Adventures in Friendship)
Lastly, I want you all to know that I know my Savior lives. He loves us and wants us to come to live with Him and Heavenly Father. So he came in the most humble of circumstances to sacrifice ALL and save us from our sins. His grace is sufficient, and saves us “[beyond] all we can do”. (2 Nephi 25:23) I love Jesus Christ and serving Him here in Alabama is the sweetest gift I could ever receive. He can strengthen us, comfort us, and save us because he knows us. I love each of you and wish you the happiest of Christmases this year.
Hermana Savanna Johnson