Called to serve in the wild WIM! West Indies Mission and Barbados, Bridgetown Mission
Monday, May 16, 2016
Hi everyone! Wow, has it been a week already!? HAPPY LATE MOTHER'S DAY!!!! We went on exchanges this week, I was companions with Sister Call, she's awesome! I learned a lot from watching her contact and make people smile in 2 seconds flat. Haha. This week we had two members come out teaching with us! They are both women, preparing to serve missions in the next year or so :D. They are SO brave and loving!!! I was inspired! Jalisa is 19 and she would rather share the gospel with us than do pretty much anything else that a teenager could be busy doing. We definitely experienced some miracles while we were teaching with her. We had a lesson wit Ralph! :D He is feeling a bit better and we taught him more about the Book of Mormon and when Sister Maico invited him to be baptized he said he had already been baptised. Sister Maico explained the Priesthood and the spirit was soooooooo strong, Ralph got emotional and responded, "I'll be baptized a thousand times if it's what God wants me to do". It was so powerful. I felt so humbled and blessed to be there and to be able to minister to him. Ralph is special, he has such a strong love for the Savior <3. I love him. Moisha's boyfriend also decided to join the lessons with her and her sister and he accepted the invitation to be baptized! :D Our teaching pool is very small, but Heavenly Father's work is still moving along. We just need to work hard, work smart and be obedient. I am so grateful and amazed at the companionship of the Holy Ghost. "The Spirit is the life-blood of missionary work."-Sister Cornish. I am glad and humbled that there are qualifications to having the Holy Ghost, we can't ALWAYS have Him with us, we must be worthy :D While we were at the church cleaning on Saturday, one of the RM's, Jarad, was giving me a hard time and I responded bratty to him and immediately I felt the spirit leave and we were just about to teach mission prep to a sister and as we started the lesson, I was feeling so bad that I no longer had the spirit with me and therefore, could not teach the gospel. So I stopped the lesson and apologized and I felt SO GOOD and HAPPY when the spirit came back!!!! It is so simple to chase Him away, but if we can take a step back and swallow our pride, He will be with us and then we can do this work. No one can endure to the end without the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. I invite you to consider and ask Heavenly Father what you could do to have the spirit with you more. I promise, it WORKS, He WILL ANSWER! :D I love you!!!
Hiiiiyyaaa!!! :D Guess what??!!! We got new bikes!!! We came back from a meeting and in the living room were two brand new bikes! It was like Christmas morning!!! We have been haing soooo much fun, especially on the highway ;) Hehe. Gotta do what we gotta do!! So this week we worked ALOT with the members in the branch!!! They are soooo strong and inspiring!!! There are a couple women who want to be missionaries in the next year or so and we had the opportunity to go out teaching with one of them, named Sariah. Named after Lehi's wife :D. She's the BEST!!!! She took us to some les active members in our area that we didn't know how to find and it was amazing o see the spirit work with them and they all either invited us in or set up a time for us to come see them!!! We are soooo excited!!! Sister Maico and I taught the lesson in Zone Meeting yesterday, and felt the spirit very strong. We feel humbled and blessed to serve so many incredible missionaries. I successfully embarrassed myself in from of everyone, but it was fun, hahahahah! There are currently 26 young missionaries in Bados!! and EIGHT of them are sisters!!! Yay!!! Every week this transfer we have exchanges for the companionships to come work with us and we are so excited to get the chance to love, serve, uplift, and learn from them:D. About a week ag we set a baptismal date with a young adult named Moisha and her younger sister! She understands the Book of Mormon very well. We also had a very special experience on Sunday. Us, Sister Locke, a sister missionary in the mission office and two of the Elders went to give a priesthood blessing to one of our investigators named Ralph. Ralph is dying of bone marrow cancer. The Elders gave him a blessing of comfort and healing. It was one of the most spiritual experiences of my mission. I feel so much love for Ralph, it filled the room and I know it was the pure love of Christ. We taught and testified of the Book of Mormon and he committed to read it every day if he can. He said something very special to me, as a missionary to hear. He said,
"When I look at all of you it's like I'm seeing one person. You are all the same. You have the exact same spirit. I don't feel like there is five different people with me".
The power of the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost was the one in charge, as He should be. We strived to be in tune with His promptings and the effect thereof was "teaching with one voice". The spirit was so strong. I felt so happy. As we left the house, I could not think of how I could be any happier. Ralph was extremely happy and He and us all felt the pure love of Christ. He is our Brother. He is our Best Friend. He is our Redeemer. I know it. I love you all and invite you to read Helaman 5:9 and 11 :D It will make you feel sooooo good!!! Promise, -Sister Conrad