Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Feeling Close to the Spirit

November 16, 2014

Kia Ora Whanau~

It was an awesome week here in Ngaruawahia! We don't find out about transfers til tomorrow afternoon and I am really nervous! I don't really want to get moved right before Christmas but the Lord knows best so pray that President Rudd is super inspired!

I learned a lot this week and felt really close to the spirit all week which was super cool! I have been studying a lot about consecration and obedience and I learned that the difference between the Celestial Kingdom and Terrestrial Kingdom is sins of omission! It’s amazing the answers we get on questions we think about but don't always ask. This is something that has been on my mind because I feel like I am trying to do what the Lord wants me to do but that I am falling short. It has crossed my mind a couple of times in the last few weeks if I am really living worthy of the Celestial Kingdom. I know that I want that more than anything else I was just so puzzled as to what is the determining factor of what keeps you out or lets you in. And it is the little things. Once we learn to keep the commandments of God and qualify for the spirit it is acting on those promptings and living in such a way that God can rely on us to do his will. And he promises that if we give him our whole hearts and souls that we will reach the celestial kingdom and be given everything that he hath. I also learned that by surrendering our will to God it enables us to become who we truly are and were meant to become. To overcome the carnal and develop the spiritual, which comes down to self-control. Learning not to fear man more than God. To be so focused on following Christ that he is always on our mind. So that if we were asked what we think of the Savior we would not have to reply..." I’m not sure I do not think of him much at all."

Also this week we found an amazing new investigator. She came to the ward fireside with one of the members who is a recent convert herself. Her name is Ara and she is really excited about the gospel and absolutely loved being at the church last night. We are having a lesson with her right after emails today and we are going to try and set her for baptism. She is so ready! She said she has met some missionaries before but she even texted us this morning to make sure we are coming today! I am really excited to teach her! She is the first super keen investigator we have had in a long time! I have really been putting God to the test this week because we have needed to find some new investigators and so I told him I want a keen investigator this week and anyone that we have been trouble contacting that if we go this week and they don't answer again we are dropping them and we found another investigator through that this week. We have tried knocking on this one door like 10 times no joke and we knocked on it one more time and a sweet lady named Hine answered and was really excited to meet us and schedule an appointment with us! The miracles are rolling in just requires a little more faith I guess!

Well love you all heaps!

Love Sister Miggin 

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