Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I believe in miracles - Monday, June 27, 2016

Hiya Mum, Dad, and Family,

Well it seems once again that everyone had a fantastic week. I hope all is going well. Mum, Kynsie, and Kendra I am so glad that you enjoyed New York City. It seems like you all had so much fun. Tanner and Dad you took me back to the good ole' days of Timberline. I hope I am able to go up again. Tanner I hope you know that the experience you had up there was Heavenly Father working through you to help that young man and help all the other young men. Your influence will be with those young men the rest of their lives. Kylee I hope you had a blast as well.

This week has been a week full of miracles. We have seen so many miracles it is insane but I guess the Church is all about miracles. The only sad part about the week is that President Pilkington goes home on Wednesday. :( He really helped me a lot. I am so grateful for the things that he taught me. 
Karleen is doing so good. She still loves the church and is reading and praying. We are working with her right now to help her quit smoking. She only smokes a few but the addiction really has a hold of her. She really wants to get baptized. So we are hoping that we are able to help her so she can get baptized on the 9th of July. Keep her in your prayers. Any good ideas to stop smoking?

Aimee is doing good as well. She has been to Church so much and absolutely loves coming. It is as if she is a part of the ward already. She just looks the part. We weren't able to see her this week but we are planning to teach her on Tuesday. She is still struggling with her nerves a bit. She is afraid she doesn't know enough yet. We are just trying to help her realize that she doesn't need to know everything to get baptized. But she will get there. The members are so involved and her Dad is really supportive. She really wants to get baptized but she just wants to know a bit more.

So remember Golden that I told you about last week. Well I couldn't get him out of my head. It just kept ringing and I was thinking goodness the lesson we had with him was so good. What happened? Well I was praying that we would be able to teach him again. We were knocking the block of flats that he lives in and we were in the staircase making a phone call. Well Golden comes walking up and we get chatting. We talked about what he was told and explained to him that the way to know is to sincerely read and pray. He told us that he doesn't know what happened, he says that he doesn't feel negative towards the Church or to the things that we are sharing so he invited us back. We went by and read Alma 32 with him. The spirit was strong again. We were able to commit him to start reading and praying everyday. He said he would. Well as we were leaving he told us that he feels really good when we are around and knows that he needs to read the Book of Mormon more. He then asked us if we could come around more often. :) I think things will go well with Golden. We are seeing him on Wednesday.

We also met this lady named Isabelle. She is from Portugal. Well we were talking to Isabelle about the Church on the street. She said we could go around. So we did. Well we were running a bit late and she was heading out the door. So we set another time up and we taught her the Restoration. She told us that this is what she has been looking for. She told us that her husband who is a devote Catholic has been trying to get her to pray for ages and he will be so happy that we got her to pray the first time. She started crying and was holding the Book of Mormon near her heart saying that she is so grateful that Heavenly Father has answered her prayer. We are seeing her on Tuesday.

We started working with a former named Ammad. Well this is an interesting story. Ammad has been taught by the missionaries for a long time. He has been to Church loads and loves the Church. So members of the Church kept asking about Ammad and we were like who is this guy. Anyway, one day a few lessons flogged and Ammad's name popped into our head. We decided to try by and he was in. We set up a return appointment and we taught him about baptism and scheduled him for July 02 which is the end of the week. We are going to push it to July 09 though because President has asked to give him a bit more time. Anyway back to the miracle. After we taught him he was telling us that he had been praying only a few days earlier and asked Heavenly Father to-* have the missionaries contact him again. Well Heavenly Father answers prayers and we just pointed out that it was an answer. We are seeing him this evening.

So many miracles are happening. It is incredible the blessings which we are seeing. Heavenly Father really does bless His children and it is because He loves them. I know that Heavenly Father loves us. No matter what we have done or who we have been He loves us. He will always be with us. I love you all and hope you are well. If you need anything let me know.

God be with you till we meet again. On our way. #10sof1000s. HE LIVES

Love, Elder Tyler Rife

Car Contacting! :)

" Doing the Great work of the Lord.  Elder Cottrell is happy even though he isn't smiling.  Haha"

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