Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Small and Simple Means

Well what a week it was. I don't know if I would say there were any crazy miracles or anything overly exciting but there were still definitely miracles. On Thursday we were out finding people to teach and someone opened up their window and yelled at us and said "Hey are you the mormons?" We said yes and then he closed his window... kinda weird. But anyways it was probably about 2 minutes later a car stopped going down a hill, rolled down their window and said "Thank you for all you do guys. Keep up the good work." I have know idea who they were, but the fact that they stopped is something that if you are a missionary, know that never happens. It was truly a cool experience. Nothing really happened from it but it definitely brightened by day. But then later that night we were walking home on the main road by our house (which doesn't have any sidewalks and it was dark) and some members from another ward in Morgantown stopped and drove us where we were going. It was such a tender mercy and a sweet little act of kindness that meant so much to me.
Later in the week though we didn't really have much to do and we hadn't been able to meet up with one of our investigators yet that week so we decided to just stop by and see if they had any time. When we got there the lights were out but there car was there. Just as we were about to walk away and the door opened and Melanie, who is a less active member, ended up talking to us for like 45 minutes which was awesome. Her boyfriend, who is the investigator, wasn't home when we got there but after 45 minutes he showed up and Melanie went back inside because we had to do something so we ended up talking to Steve for another 45 minutes or so. It is amazing how the Lord will guide us to where we need to be so that we can touch others lives around us.
Then Sunday night, after we had a slow week, we decided to call some people who had been busy lately but were interested in meeting with us. We were able to set up 2 appointments and I'm very excited to start teaching them. The Lord truly works by "Small and simple means."
I am so grateful for each of you! Hope all is well!
Elder Ryan Carter
“What we know will always trump what we don’t know.”    -President Pitt
(From my mom)
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"    -Audrey Hepburn

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