Wednesday, March 11, 2015

He Stands at the Door

I first want to share a story that happened last Pday. We were all getting in the elevator. I go in. Sis. Sorensen comes in. Then Sis. Bowman comes in carrying her package that she got and looking at the pictures from her letter and stands facing us. I proceed to look at her pictures too. We get to our floor and the two sisters step out. And I just freak out and say "Where is my companion?!" We all get in the elevator and get back to the first floor. The door opens and she's just standing there and says, "I knew you'd come back." I don't know if everyone else thinks it's so funny but the four of us were laughing for a good 5 minutes. Just the fact that she wasn't even in the elevator with us and how the three of us just let it fly over our heads...

Another story, we were going to the elders' baptism and Sister Ioane runs head first into the window. I had no idea what happened until she totally flew back with her hand on her forehead. I can't express how funny it was and we laughed for a good 10 minutes on that one. She is just a funny Polynesian sister! Love her!

Well, I want to share a story of this brother that we've recently been meeting with. And in fact he's actually a less-active member. He was baptized 10 years ago when he was in his 20's. But then shortly after he went less active. A few weeks ago I gave him a call. Not thinking too much of it. I was just calling some people in our ward list that were less active. He answered and he was actually very willing to set up with us. We've met with him at least 3 times now and in our first lesson, he told us how he was ready for a new start. He told us how his life was just going so hard. He had lost his long time girlfriend and he had problems with his work. He said that he had started to wonder where God was and he said his first prayer in a long time. Then shortly after his prayer he said that I had called him. Then he realized that God was there for him. Well, he's been clean from smoking for more than 2 weeks now and he hasn't been drinking coffee either. He said that he used to drink at least 3 cups of coffee. Every time we meet with him the Spirit is so strong. You can feel him coming unto Christ with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. He's made so many changes in his life to bring it closer to Christ. And you can see what the gospel has already done. He's so happy talking about the gospel and the Book of Mormon. He's come to church three times now and has partaken of the sacrament. Next week he said that he wants to bring his mom. His mom is a devout Buddhist but he said that he tells her to just come and she doesn't even have to believe or participate. Just come and "feel" he said. This brother is being changed by the Atonement and I know that Christ can heal anyone who comes unto Him. He is there for us all. He stands at the door waiting for us.

Love you all!
Sister Sagisi

​3/4 of the Zhongli district. Sis. Sagisi, Sis. Bowman, Sis. Sorensen, Elder Ribar, Elder Jensen, Sis. Ioane.

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