Good Morning everyone! This has been a really good week. Over the weekend we received a referral from Church headquarters. Someone had requested a Book of Mormon. She had come across mormon.org online and wanted to learn more. We met at a library because she didn't want us coming over to her house because she felt her parents would not be supportive. We answered some questions and then shared the message of The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was amazing. The Spirit testified through us and she felt like it was true and everything she was needing. she was very excited to read the book of Mormon. It really was a miracle.
A couple hours later she texted us and said that she felt that God had answered and gave her a solid yes. But when her Dad found out she had a copy of the Book of Mormon he was very mad and told her to get rid of it. He said she could never come to church. Her phone was going to be taken away and that she would probably never be able to meet with us again. She was very confused on what to do because she really felt that this was true. My companion and I knelt in prayer and asked God what to do. We felt calm and inspired to promise her that in time her parents would let her read and come. I thought "We have the authority to the ministering of Angels and to call down miracles." So we again knelt in prayer and petitioned God that he would soften the hearts of her parents. I was confident that the Lord would fulfill His promises when He says that this is His work. We then asked another set of missionaries and some members to pray for the same thing.
Three hours after she originally texted us with the problem, she said that the only repercussion of this whole thing is that her parents are making her go to church camp today for a week. and that after it is over, she can have her book back and meet with us again. I was filled with tears as I said a prayer of thanks to my Father above. I trusted that the promise would be fulfilled but I did not expect it to be so soon. Her parents hearts had been changed.
Heavenly Father hears our prayers. Our lives are in his hands. And because of His Son Jesus Christ and His Atoning sacrifice all can be made right. Jesus Christ really is at the head of the work. He has all power to fulfill all His words (1 Nephi 9:6). He fulfilled a promise He gave to me to extend to this girl. My own personal Faith in Jesus Christ has grown stronger in this experience.
I love you all!