Whassup!? I'm so happy.I found out that my homecoming is May 17. They already have a date picked out? That scares me! They can't make me leave!
We picked an area that I guess was a little ghetto fresh but we had a great time tracting there and spent like 2 hours meeting people!
Well we walked around the corner and i see COP LIGHTS!
i'm thinking..... "Oh no.... someone called the cops on us."
But we quickly walked over to our car as I am seeing people looking all up in the windows with flashlights and such.
I yell "SIR, CAN I HELP YOU?"
and he says, "Yes, we got a call about a mysterious car parked in the neighborhood, so I was checking things out."
"I tagged the car and realized it was a church vehicle and was just getting ready to send out a search party for you. Do you realized that you are in a very bad part of town? I get calls all the time here for gang activity and drug busts."
I replied with "THANK YOU SIR I BELIEVE WE WILL BE LEAVING NOW."
and we were off like a light!
I am grateful for nice cops that are concerned about my safety and the protection that the Lord gives me as I talk to complete strangers every single day!
I should probably carry some pepper spray around with me......
We finished teaching Linda Bingham all her lessons this week. The spirit was so strong as we taught about the gospel of Jesus Christ! I felt it especially as I promised her that every blessing we have promised her and righteous desire that she has would be fulfilled as long as she is faithful and keeps her covenants that she will soon be making - God will always provide a way.
Linda took her baptism really seriously and she even took out her "weave" because she just wanted to be herself and feel perfect!
Her baptism was so special. As she came up out of the water, I saw her take a big breath.... she was reborn and it took her breath away!
Sister Nash and I were waiting outside of the font for her and she just started to sob tears of joy and relief and we gave her a hug. It was a very tender moment and I will always remember it.
I testify.... that our God is a God of miracles. And that He wants us to be happy.
That is why I am a missionary. I am not trying to convince or make people change, but i am offering them COMPLETE and everlasting peace and happiness in their life.
That's what we do as humans when we find things that we love... that make us feel better.... we share them with everyone else so they can feel that too.
Being a part of the work is so fufilling and i'm glad that God allows me to help Him. I know that if anything.... i have grown.
I love you all and i know that God loves us.
Let us come unto Him.....
Love, Sister Brown