I’m short on time again! Here is another experience I sent to Presidente Passey this week in Spanish about a Muslim woman named Hindi that we met.
“…Un ejemplo es Hindi. Ella es una mujer musulman (muslim?) quien conocimos tocando puertas en nuestro “district blitz”. Fue una experiencia porque nunca he ensenado a una persona como ella; senti como Ammon cuando enseno al rey Lamoni por ensenarla segun su entendimiento y en usar palabras como “Ala” por Dios y “mensajero” por profeta. Hablamos de otro mesajero, Jose Smith, y ella estuvo tan feliz hallar que El ha llamado a un otro. Quiere estudiar el Libro de Mormon y orar para saber por su mismo. Hablamos con ella por cerca de una hora, ayudandola entender que realmente creemos en el mismo Dios y Su manera en hablar con Sus hijos. En el fin, nos arrodillamos para orar, y ella fue sorprendida encontrar que nuestra oracion es hecha casi exactamente como las hacen ellos en su religion. Esta esperando a los elderes de Ingles con mucha anticipacion. Lo que hace esta experiencia especial es que oramos antes de tocar puertas encontrar a una persona elegida, quien “no endurecera su corazon,” y la encontramos. Dios nos contesta cada dia – cada vez que le pedimos con fe y verdadera intencion.”
“… An example is Hindi She is a Muslim woman (muslim?) Who met our knocking on doors.” County blitz “It was an experience because I’ve never taught a person like her,. Felt like when I Ammon taught King Lamoni teach it according to their understanding and use words like “Allah” for God and “messenger” prophet. speak other mesajero, Jose Smith, and she was so happy to find that He has called another. wants to study the Book of Mormon and pray to know the same. talked to her for about an hour, helping her understand that we really believe in the same God and His way to speak to his children. in the end, we knelt to pray, and she was surprised to find that our prayer is made almost exactly the way they do them in their religion.’s waiting for the elders of English much earlier. What makes this special experience we pray before knocking on doors to find a chosen person, who “will not harden his heart , “and found it. God answers us every day – every time we ask with faith and real intention. “
We had so many miracles this week! We’ve been working harder to pray for specific blessings and success, and we saw it unfold it miraculous ways every single day this week. I really feel like we can learn a lot from the Brother of Jared; how he created a plan to accomplish the Lord’s commandment and then brought it before Him. Heavenly Father will bless us for using our agency to bring about His purposes!
I have so many thoughts I want to share that I don’t know where to begin! Well, first of all, I’d like to share with you some news I received from Gila Valley and the Sahuaro Branch (my last two areas). Johnny Way, a man that I was teaching in Gila, was baptized a few months ago! So was Angie Tarazon, another investigator I had in Sahuaro. It was really special to hear that; it is a privilege to play a part in every aspect of sowing and harvesting in this work!
I only have time for one other thought. This week I have been thinking a lot about the gathering of Israel, and how blessed I am to be sharing the gospel with the covenant people of the remnant of the Lamanites here in the United States, where Zion, the New Jerusalem, will be established. They were promised anciently that the Lord wouldn’t forget them; that they would be gathered again to take part of the blessings of the covenant, or the gospel, when the Book of Mormon came forth! It is humbling to see that occur right before my eyes every day. I just want to testify that I know all the promises Heavenly Father has made, throughout all time, really will be fulfilled! He has so much in store for each and every one of us. All we have to do is listen to His prophet and follow His teachings. (3 Nephi 18-21)
I love you! Thank you for all your amor!!
Hermana Sutherland 🙂
PS – Thank you, Alec, for sending me your favorite General Conference talk! I hope you are all still working on the challenge to re-discover through the witness of the Holy Ghost that Joseph Smith really was a prophet! 🙂