Tuesday, April 19, 2016

miracles upon miracles

Oh my goodness GRACIOUS!
This week has been astounding and mind blowing and crazy and every
other wonderful word you can possibly throw in there!

Oh AND it snowed, rained, and hit 7 Celsius with the sun shining all
within the matter of a day.....soooo that was exciting and incredibly
confusing on what we should wear! We always think we are properly
dressed and then England is like, "HA NOT TODAY!" It likes to keep us
on our toes! 🌨🌧☀️

Anywho! So I don't remember what I said or if I really sent an email
last week but here is the scoop!

So this baby missionary who just finished being trained is now
training! Can you say madness because I sure can! This means that I am
supposed to know what to do, where to go, and what to say....LUCKILY
the Lord has asked me to do this task and He qualifies whoever He
asks, to do whatever He has asked, otherwise I'm pretty sure I
would've died! #grateful

OH and this week I have seen more miracles than ever before!

So Sister Cannon and I have jumped out of our comfort zones and right
into the growth zone in many situations and we are really striving to
be the best we can be! Our goal for this transfer is to see 5 people
enter the glorious waters of baptism and experience the greatest joy
they have ever known! On a personal level, I have never felt so much
humility in my life! I really feel like Heavenly Father is making up
for me where I lack in just about every single aspect of life right
now! I have a different, innate patience that has come out since being
with Sister Cannon and I'm pretty sure it's not me and its all
Heavenly Father....and I love it! I'm not going to question a good

This week we saw three really stand out miracles that I really want to share!

First, it was Sister Cannon's very first day in the field and my very
first day no longer being trained but training(even though let's be
honest, being trainer I feel like I'm more the one being trained) and
emotion was high in both of us. We were walking to our next friend to
call by and Sister Cannon goes up to this girl and says, "Hi! Would
you like a Book of Mormon?" and the girl kind of scoffs and says no.
We try to talk about religious belief but she has none, so we tell her
that the reason we ask if we can share this book with her is because
it has had an incredible impact on our lives. It has given us peace in
this life and taught us about how we are beloved children of Heavenly
Father and how He has a plan for us. She agreed to give it a look took
it and  then asked if we were the ones with the big white chapel in
Lawley and when we told her yes and that she could come and check out
the inside of it on Sunday at ten she still seemed fairly nonchalant
and then carried on her merry way. But this is where it gets good!! On
Saturday we called her but she didn't pick up and so we figured it was
a dead end BUT THEN about five minutes later she sent us a text
saying, "Hi! Sorry I missed your call! I have been reading the Book of
Mormon and I love it!!(LIKE WHAT?!? SHE LOVES IT!!!!) It is so
interesting! What time does church start tomorrow?" So we exchanged
information and got it all set up for her to come! The next day right
as we walked in the chapel we saw her coming in as well! She loved
church and we set up a day to come back this week! She wants to come
to church next week but best of all she told us that typically she
takes the bus home and that on that particular day she hadn't worn a
coat because it was warm. She had forgotten to take the money for her
bus pass out of her coat so she had to walk home and that she believed
it was not an accident that we her!! LIKE WHAT?!? How beyond crazy
amazing is that?!?

The other miracle is that we were walking along the side of the road
and we stopped to talk to this man with headphones in. As we talked we
found out that he recently lost his aunt and uncle and that his step
mom has just been diagnosed with cancer. He said he was feeling
suicidal and I just felt an overwhelming amount of love for him come
over me! His name is Mark and as we taught Mark about the Gods plan
for us he was calmed and reassured. He said that he had planned on
being baptised into our church at one point but the elders who were
teaching him left and he didn't follow through! So we now get the
miracle of knowing Mark!!

Then yesterday President Ulrich told us that he knew that we would
find two new friends by the end of the night! SO off we went! We
started knocking doors, asking people if they want to have the
greatest amount of peace and joy possible in their lives and after
about 3 hours of no success we decided it was time for a prayer! Right
as we finished the prayer we stopped these two young men, Joshua and
Mackenzie, on the street and asked them if they had ever heard of the
Book of Mormon and what their religious background was. One said he
was escaping Catholicism and the other said he was really confused
about the truth. As we related their feelings to that of Joseph
Smith's I got to watch an amazing change and their souls literally
seemed to fill with excitement!! When we asked what they thought about
the Book of Mormon they said that they would be stupid to not try it
and see what it said and how it worked. They then asked if we could
meet again and if they could bring friends with them. The craziest
part was that when we met them and we were praying as they were
walking towards us and I looked up to see who was coming and I
thought, "You have to talk to them", and I know that this was the
Spirit and I know that Heavenly Father had prepared them for that
specific moment in time!

People of America!! I know that this is the truth! It is so clear it
is so glorious! This gospel is miraculous and it changes lives for the
better! I know that Joseph Smith truly saw God, the Father, and Jesus
Christ. I know that he re-established Jesus Christ's true church to
the earth and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is
the Lord's kingdom here upon the earth! This gospel has brought me so
much happiness and I have seen it change and strengthen others lives
in the process!! I love this gospel! I love being a missionary and I
love the truth that makes me who I am!

I hope and pray that all of you get the opportunity to either learn
about or share the gospel with someone within this next week! I
promise that it will bless your life! I know that the Lord promises
that it will bless your life as well and that it will bring you more
happiness than you have ever experienced or thought to imagine!

I love you all more than you can possibly comprehend! You are in my
prayers and I know you are being watched over and taken care of! Carry
on with good cheer!!

Love you HEAPS upon LOADS upon TONS!!❤️

Sister Heather Shea Cummins

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