11 April 2016

These days truly are the best days of my life

Wow, can I just say that I LOVE my ward family??! My days, the longer I am here the more that I absolutely ADORE this Ward!!!!  This week I had some of the most beautiful experiences of my whole life.... A little taste of heaven I might say. <3 

SOOO. Shannon has been doing so well and quit smoking!! I am so stinkin proud of her!!!! But gosh dang it Satan sure is making life difficult for her and for us as she has been sick loads and is going to Scotland to see her uncle this WHOLE week.... Man, she is still way good but it makes me nervous as we haven't seen her much lately!!! But God knows the situation and will help her I am sure of it!!! We just need to trust him!!!

ALRIGHT COOL MOMENT FROM THE WEEK!! So when I first got here a member from Africa had just moved into the ward and I would always talk with her whenever I saw her. Well after a few weeks she randomly stopped coming to church. Well, I didn't realise for a few weeks because my life is crazy but then one day I randomly had the thought to call her... So I did and she told me how much she appreciated my call! And said that she hasn't heard from anyone from church and she has had a
rough time the past few weeks..... Well I invited her to church but she still didn't come. Then I randomly got the thought to text her a little later.... So I did and she texted back and was so grateful that I texted her! She told me that she has been having a hard time coming to church lately. Well, she FINALLY came to church:) and we arranged to see her this past week and man....... It was amazing. Get this.... She told us that she had a dream a few days before I texted her where she was running this race with a group of people. But she got lost and left the group... She was lost for awhile and didn't know where everyone was or how to get back on the right path. Well, she asked for directions and finally found the right path, but the group was already passed and she felt very sad and didn't know what to do. Well, finally she saw two people who came back to rescue her and then she finally joined the group again. With tears in her eyes, she looked at us and said, "you are the two people who God sent to rescue me."

Seriously friends, follow the promptings of the Spirit. Literally all we did was give her a call and
send her a text to later find out that the whole time we were on the Lords errand. So simple <3

Okay, one more story for the week!! There is just too many amazing things that happened!!! So a few weeks ago we stopped this mother and 2 kids on the street... We didn't talk long but we exchanged details and she said I could give her a call. She told us that she had 9 children and we would always joke at how awesome it would be if we actually started teaching this family of 9 investigators... WELL, IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

I was on exchange with my girl Sister Bader and all our appointments fell through (surprise, surprise) so we decided to stop by. WELL UMM MIRACLE! Sister Bader actually speaks German and so does the mother so we could actually communicate. She told us she really wanted us to teach her children! So I kid you not, we went back and taught this most BEAUTIFUL family twice so far and OH. MY. DAYS. It feels like heaven whenever we are there and I never want to leave! They just stare at us so wide eyed and so eager to learn! The youngest is 5 and the oldest is 22... And check out their names! Starting with the youngest.... Proud, Tyrell,Kessidy, Lord, Geoffrey, and Felix. (The other 3 live in Germany) They are originally from Angola, but all the kids were born in Germany, and they recently just moved here.

Mission Leader Conference
The most beautiful experience though was Sunday morning when we went to pick them up for church and we all took the bus together to church. I couldn't get this stupid grin off my face the whole time because I just felt so much joy going with this amazing family to church!! This was definitely the highlight of the week! No wonder Jesus loved teaching little children. Haha you should have seen sweet Tyrell's face when we told them about the Holy Ghost being a Spirit... Haha I think it freaked him out at first. Bless his heart <3! I absolutely ADORE them and am so excited to see them again this week:) they absolutely LOVE us as well and give us the biggest hugs! My days I just want to cry thinking about it!

These days truly are the best days of my life. I have never felt so much joy and love for people I barely know. God truly knows each of us so well! He is completely aware of our situation and our life. TRUST IN HIM. TURN TO HIM.

I love you all!!!


Sister Sara Ranck

We love lunch at Toba's! Jollof rice!!!

Riding to church with this beautiful family
was such a happy moment.

His name is Proud!


I LOVE HAYSMAN! He is pretty much my best friend!

Akeem Kareem! I helped to reactivate him <3

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