This last week we were finally able to start recent convert lessons with Sister KimNa which were great. She recently got a new job which makes meeting her a little bit harder but she's doing great. We taught her the Restoration and watched the Joseph Smith video which she really liked. Every time I watch that video, I'm reminded of my testimony of Joseph Smith.
We had a really cool experience with another recent convert this week. We ate dinner with her and another member and we were thinking about what message we should share to help her. We discussed it for quite a while and finally decided to share about patriarchal blessings and the Liahona. Halfway through the meal, she stops and and says "Lately I've been thinking about Patriarchal blessings. How do I get one?" It truly was the spirit guiding that message because there's no way we could have picked something so perfect for her.
We've been pretty busy this week preparing for a giant service project this week. At the Olympics, people that visited made letters to themselves about how they would serve this year. As part of it, we got to deliver their letters to them again and invite them to a service project. It was so fun to see their reactions as they read their own letter again. Service truly does bring the spirit! While we were visiting, we also ran into a man that's getting baptized next month-- in Canada.
We also had the chance to teach our Gospel English class this week which is one of my favorite things to do and we only get to do it about every 6 weeks. We shared about temples and family history and it was so fun to see them get so excited about family history. I even showed them my family tree and they loved that you can see pictures and stories.
There are so many ways that we can feel the influence of the spirit! Don't forget to look for it!