Wow so many great blessings happened. Sis. Robertson and I sat down and said we don't want to just be missionaries but we wanted to be legendary missionaries with big goals fully trusting in God that he will provide a way and sure enough that was our week. Full of prayers, referrals and lessons and we had FUN!
We were told that this area was a dead area for months. We are right at the boarders of Chicago which means there is a third of people below the poverty level and Id say nearly 75% knows English as a second language. However this means the people are so humble and willing to believe that God will bless them. Every street is basically like entering a new country. I feel so blessed. I really feel like I've got the cream of the crop and I can picture this place thriving in the gospel.
So far I've learned how to contact people in Taglong, Spanish, ASL and a bit of Italian. But whats cool is I learned ASL in high school and I've been able to interpret the sacrament meeting to a Deaf member which has been awesome.
Cool miracle, last week people would ask for appointments on Wednesday but I kept feeling like something was on that day so we would change days. I was so surprise when Wednesday came and we had nothing to do but find! Sure enough we were contacting and met Melanie who wasn't doing anything so we toured her around the church building and the Spirit was super strong. In the middle of the tour, a member called and ask if we could met his old medical professor who's going through a hard time and the only time he could was tonight!! After that dinner we got a Book of Mormon referral (those are the best) and met a Filipino couple who is searching for modern revelation! We got 5 new investigators in one day all thanks to the Lord preparing these people!!
Other amazing blessing, we went to church after inviting several of our investigators to come but really only expected two to be there. We showed up and there were 7 all willing to stay and the ward members were jumping all over making sure they felt welcome and loved. It was so beautiful, were going to have a crazy next week but are goal is to average 3 lessons a day.
I cant believe how much the Lord has blessed us and Im filled with his joy. When were willing to give ourselves to God, he can perform mighty miracles that will go above and beyond our expectations. Have a great week!
Sister Emily Coley
Alma 22: 12-13
1. Victory ice cream 2. My trainer hit her year mark so a member took us for deep dish pizza 3. Sisters missionaries in our ward 4. Chicago