Hey everyone! This has been a weird week. First off funny stories.
First we met this guy who when we said hi told us to go away. We asked why and he said, "I'm Satan." We said no he isn't, but he just replied "Yes I am you just don't know it yet." and then walked away. Those people you just tell to have a great day.
The other person was from California. When we told her I was from Edmonton she said "Oh I've been there!" And then proceeded to tell us a story that I never really needed to know. First she said the she doesn't shave her legs but that is not something that we needed to know. Apparently it is because the rest of the story doesn't happen without that knowledge. She said when she was there that Edmonton was so cold, that while she was outside wearing nylons that the hair on her legs stood up and through her nylons. Thought you all needed to know that just as much as I did.
Anyway now on to more spiritual things. We did not find any new investigators this week which is alright. We are trying. We are just getting all the people who aren't interested out of the way first. Right now I am doing what is called the purification process where you give up some things of the world to help you have the Holy Ghost as a more constant companion. One example is giving up receiving hockey emails to know how the Oilers are doing. It works, and we have an experience from this week that shows that. We were trying by a former referral who wasn't home and we were biking back from his house. While biking Elder Hadley saw something on the ground by a mini van and stopped to pick it up. As he did so we noticed a woman in the van. She was not doing very well. She and her husband had gotten into an argument and he threw a paint can at the car apparently. We started talking to her. She didn't give us her name since at that time she didn't trust anyone. We did share a scripture from Alma 7:11-12 and that seemed to help. We testified of Jesus Christ and His ability to help her and that she could trust Him and our Heavenly Father. We then said a prayer with her and I said it. It was all guided by the Spirit. The words that I said in the prayer just kept coming to me. I haven't really had that happen in a prayer before, but I definitely felt the Spirit and the words were mainly advice for her so she can be helped by her Heavenly Father. We will try to stop by her house this week since she hasn't contacted us. Hopefully it works out.
The other awesome things of the week are that we found two less active ladies, one also wants her husband to be there when we come too, to teach. One of them, Sister Martin, is a 4 time cancer survivor! As well we didn't have anyone signed up for dinner this last week except for Sunday, but the Lord provided every night! One night a member took us out for dinner, twice the Beutler couple, a senior missionary couple, happened to cross our path, ask us if we had a dinner appointment, and invited us over! Another was an investigator who we did service for fed us and some guy we did spontaneous service for gave us money to go out to eat since we said no to regular payment! This time in my mission is showing me so much that as we have faith in God, He will provide us with the experiences for learning that we need, and bless us in other ways than what we might want to show us that He really does care about us, that we are in His hands, and He will lead us in the path that is best for our learning and growth. I love this gospel and know with a surety that it is true. Read the Book of Mormon, it teaches of divine truth and will always lead you to Christ. Hope you all are doing amazing. If anyone has any questions, gospel or regular life, please feel free to email me and I will answer next week! Love you all!
Elder Kynan Sorochan