Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Open the Flood Gates

 Sometimes you have to marvel at how much Heavenly Father loves you because He gives you exactly what you need. For the past month or two, I had been really struggling. I wasn't necessarily having a hard time in missionary work, but I felt like many trials were being given to me. I was grateful for them because I knew that they would benefit me later, but I couldn't say that I loved having them ;)

My experience is much like a reservoir of water. First, a dam is created, maybe not blocking the flow of all the water, but retaining the majority of it. Second, the water begins to accumulate behind it. I felt like I was on the other side of the dam, the dry side. I was expecting a steady trickle of water, when in reality Heavenly Father had something much greater in mind.

But this whole week, everything changed; I have felt Heavenly Father's grace touch my life.
The Flood Gates have been opened and I feel like I have received nothing but blessings.  

Monday, I made it a new day. I decided to start over. So I did. It was PDay, so I took some time to be by myself, knelt down at my bedside and prayed for help. I love the way that He listens.  

Well, PDay ended, but the work didn't. With renewed faith in the future, my mentality was changed.

The next day we had an exchange. I was nervous to leave on the exchange, which was weird because I'm never nervous for an exchange, but I should have known better. Exchanges are always inspired. I went on an exchange with Sister Cadizal, a cute Philippian missionary a few transfers younger than I am. The whole exchange I felt like I was learning from her. She has such a talent to show others her love. She loves to love people. I told her that it was something I was working on, and for the next little while, just like a sponge, soaked all of the knowledge on how to love others, right out of her. At the end of the exchange, I was PUMPED to love my companion and to love my area. We got back in the car, and the first thing I told my companion was that I missed having her to teach with me. Whoa, the spirit just flooded the car. I'm sure you can feel that at home too.

Now, don't think that from then on it was a walk in the park. I had to keep reminding myself that I had started over and that there was NO looking back.

Wednesday started off difficult, but once again, I reminded myself, "It's all in the past". Thursday, we had zone conference with President Taggart. I asked him if I could meet with him after the meeting. He agreed.

After zone conference was over, we went into another room to talk. I told him that I was feeling down, that I just needed to reaffirm that I was doing a good job. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Sister Childs, you are one of the best missionaries that New Jersey has." Those words sunk straight into my heart. I knew he meant it. His eyes filled with tears as he went on. I felt so much love from him, and the spirit confirmed to me that what he was saying was true. I don't say that to puff myself up, but because I can see myself how my Heavenly Father sees me.

Now, I won't go into details on what exactly has been happening to this point because it doesn't matter. It's different now. :)

I love my companion. I love the people I work with. I love my mission President. And I love being a missionary.  

After that meeting with President Taggart, we went off to an exchange. I was feeling so much love for myself from my Heavenly Father and I'm so grateful I was, because I was going to visit a sister who couldn't see or feel the love from her Father in Heaven.

First of all, Sister Jensen is awesome. I LOVE her. She is from Provo, Utah. She has been a member all of her life, but hasn't always been active, until she felt like she needed to go on a mission. Then everything changed. As I got to know her, I saw a brave, humble, valiant daughter of God who knew how to follow revelation, but the image that she saw of herself was much different. She saw someone who lacked faith, who "couldn't possibly be a tool in the hands of the Lord because she didn't have faith that He could work through her". I couldn't help but look at her and just love her. On this exchange, Heavenly Father wanted her to see how much He loved her .....and because I had just been going through a similar experience and the representative of my Heavenly Father, my mission President, had just displayed to me how much potential and love were felt for me, I could then easily transfer that to her. He wanted me to learn from her and see that sometimes we can be pretty down on ourselves and look at only the worst things, but that's not always how they are. We are sons and daughters of a heavenly king. We have the right to shine and be glorious, we just have to give ourselves the permission to do so.

Well, because she didn't feel like faith worked, or that she could be an instrument in the hands of the Lord, I prayed throughout the whole exchange that we would see miracles and that she would be able to recognize that she can be and is used by the Lord.

The end result is astounding. We saw MANY miracles on the exchange. Many that are too big to be ignored. We were contacting on the street, knocking doors, and she wasn't sure what to do. I said, "let's walk up to this house." We practiced the NJ approach, but it didn't work out. Next door, she chose. I let her lead the contact and before you know it we basically just walked into her house. The front door was open and little kids were playing inside. We knew that someone was home. We knocked, the lady came to the door, she spoke Spanish. We asked if we could come in and share a message about Jesus Christ. She said yes. We were in for 15 minutes and shared a scripture with her. She said that she was very religious and wanted to "join us in what we do". We invited her to a members house and then to team up with us one day. She used to meet with the missionaries before in her country. It was incredible. She said that she missed going to our church. She said that the church that she started going to when she first came to the USA was conveniently close, but she didn't like the way it felt. We offered her our help with the ward to get her to the church. She is coming!

She also mentioned that she wanted to start coming out with the missionaries to help spread the message that we had.

What a miracle!

I know that miracles are real. Especially when we believe in the power of God.

I am so grateful for all of the experiences that I had this week. God lined them all up perfectly; the exchange with Sister Cadizal where I learned to love others and love myself again, the interview with President that reaffirmed how much Heavenly Father loves me and helped me realize who I really am, and then the exchange with Hermana Jensen where I could look back and thank Heavenly Father for ALL of the trials that I have gone through.

So grateful for the flood gates that opened!  :)

Hermana Childs

Sister Cadizal. She's from the Philipines. I know that Heavenly Father
inspired this exchange....not for her, but for me. :)

I learned so much from Hermana Jensen. What an incredible missionary!
 I love her so much!

Me, Hermana Jensen, Hermana Danes, Hermana Palmer

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rumor Has It

Round 4 in Elizabeth and off to a spectacular start!

We had a baptism last Sunday! Jorge Sermeno.

Jorge Sermeno Baptism
 It is awesome. He's from El Salvador, he's about 50 years old, has 2 kids, and loves to exercise and take care of his body.

We started to teach him when I first got to Elizabeth in December of 2015 and the process of teaching him was a little bit difficult. He was pretty stubborn and whenever we asked him to be baptized he would say, "We'll see, Sisters". He was actively involved in all of the ward activities and would come to church on his own every week. Finally we brought the ward mission leader with us to his lessons and he told Jorge about his conversion story. Jose, our ward mission leader, was also very hard headed when it came to meeting with the missionaries. He said that he always knew it was true, every time that the missionaries would invite him to be baptized he almost said yes, but he kept putting it off. Finally, when the two elders who taught him were transferred, he decided to be baptized. He called the mission president and told him that he wanted the two elders who had first started teaching him to be there at his baptism. He told the president that those missionaries had "fought" for his baptism. They had studied and worked hard to be able to help convert him. It touched Jorge to hear that, but had the opposite effect of what we were hoping. We were hoping that he would see that it wasn't worth all of that time to wait and be baptized, but instead, when inviting him to baptism again, he said that when he was ready, he would call our mission president and make sure that we were there at his baptism. He looked, both me and Hermana Stevens, in the eyes and promised us that we would be the ones to baptize him. We laughed and re-explained that we wouldn't be able to do it, but we would be pleased to be there. Keeping the mood light, but still reminding Jorge that we were serious about him being baptized, we told him that it would probably be easiest to do that before we left the area/the mission.

Well, not too long ago, we found out that Jorge lived one street out of our area. We didn't know because we would always teach him in the church. Well, we knew we had to respect the boundaries of our areas, so we handed him over to the elders to finish teaching the lessons.  

The elders had finished teaching the lessons, and Jorge still was postponing his baptism. He knew it was true. You could see it. He would even bear his testimony on fast Sunday about the truths of the restored gospel, but he was waiting for something.

One Monday night, a member family in our area was having a family home evening and asked us to attend. They told us that Jorge would be there as well. Well, after a great lesson, dinner, and a short chat afterwards, it was about time for us to get going. I felt prompted to ask Jorge why he hadn't accepted baptism yet (this was one of the first times that Sister Palmer had met Jorge). He simply said that he wanted to finish reading The Book of Mormon first. We asked him about how far he was in The Book of Mormon and how much he was reading every day. He had just finished Alma and was reading quite quickly. We told him that at that rate, he would be able to finish The Book of Mormon by April. He continued to elude the question. We stayed on him and were pretty persistent. We finally just testified of what we knew to be true and what we needed to do when we knew that these things were true. I recounted what had happened in our first lessons, all of the spiritual experiences that we had and then invited him to be baptized for the last time on April 12th.

He accepted.

Technically the Elders baptized him, but I consider him my friend. I sure love him a lot.

Love you all!

Keep praying for the Elizabeth Spanish Sisters!

Hermana Childs


You'll never guess who my new zone leader is! :)

Elder McFarland, my new Zone Leader
Elder McFarland!!! Please ignore the crazy hair and tired faces. ;) We've had some brutal weather today.

Monday, April 13, 2015

God's Power

I want to tell you about a miracle we had this week:
My message today isn't long and the miracle might not seem very big to anyone else, but Heavenly Father knew exactly what I needed.

Hermana Palmer and I have been striving to become the best examples that we can be. The best examples of Jesus Christ and the best examples as leaders for the sisters, but our area began to struggle a bit.

During weekly planning the week before we were thinking about how we could expand our area. We felt impressed to set 2-3 hours of planned time every day, where we would go to a different part of our area just to contact. We carefully selected certain areas where it seemed like the previous missionaries hadn't been working before. We put a lot of faith in the Lord as we set this goal.

Well, from Monday to Friday we had only taught 6 lessons. It was pretty tough to see that because as leaders, our area needs to be the 'example area'. Well, Saturday looked a little more promising, we had 3 appointments set. By the time we had finished our studies on Saturday Morning all of our appointments for the day had called or texted to cancel. We still kept our faith though. We had been praying extremely hard during the week, and had even included fasting in part of our plea for help, but we needed some miracles that day. It was in that moment, that we had the idea to enlist the whole ward in helping us. We texted all of the less active members, active members, and even our investigators to pray for us as soon as they got the text. We told them our situation, we told them that we were going to give it our all today, but that we needed their help. Within minutes our phone was swarmed with texts telling us that they had "already said their prayer for us" and how they were sending us "their faith and love". It was great to feel such support coming from the ward. So, with renewed faith and energy for the day, we went out. And followed our plans to the tee. We went to every back up plan (and every box in our planner had a name it it), and we to every single one of them. We found some incredible people that day, but still no new investigators. We weren't even able to teach a lesson. BUT we had set some appointments for Sunday. We used the "NJ Approach", our President nick-named a certain way to approach people, to help us set appointments. It worked!

Sunday afternoon, after our baptism, we ran off to each of these appointments. We executed those perfectly as well and got 6 new investigators in 1 day. It was a tender mercy from the Lord. We needed it. That goes to show you what faith, hard work, and the help of the Lord can do.

Wow. I love my Heavenly Father.

We have transfers tomorrow, but it looks like I'm staying in Elizabeth as a Sister Training Leader for 4 transfers! I'm super excited! :)

Keep praying for the Elizabeth South Spanish Sister Missionaries! We need it. I would love to get not only our ward praying for us, but all of Utah, Texas, Colorado, and New Jersey praying for us too.

Sending my love,

Hermana Childs

Monday, April 6, 2015


Family: A Group of Best Friends  

Siblings may sometimes feel like assigned roommates; parents like bosses from work, but when you get down to it, we are all just best friends.

I have been blessed with the greatest family on earth. My mom, Sondra, is the biggest go getter I have ever seen. She always seems to have a "to do" list a mile long, but much like the Savior, never seems to be in such a hurry that she forgets what is really important. She's the glue that keeps the rest of us together. Dad, he's more ways than one. Working hard all day and night, he pays for the expenses, fixes the leaks and repairs the car, does that 'daddy stuff', but also works as a tool in the hands of our Heavenly Father to watch over his little 'sheep'. Courtney is the best little sister you'll find. Though faced with some pretty hard circumstances, she keeps her faith planted on good ground, her chin up, and her eyes firmly set on the Lord. Derek, what a champ. The world better watch out for this future missionary! He's a spiritual giant. Dillon, the perfect combo of playful energy and a tender heart. When his gentle side is shown, it's hard not to have your heart melt. Nathan, now there's a handsome young man. Nathan knows what is right and will always walk in the footsteps of the Savoir. All put together, you might not recognize it at first glance, but this is what family is. Heaven on earth.

How lucky are we, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to have the knowledge of how to have a successful family? We have all of the tools to have harmony in the home and build lasting relationships. It's the gospel!

I have had the opportunity to reflect on the blessing of having an eternal, and eternally happy, family this week as I have seen many of my other brothers and sisters struggle with theirs.

Eddie, our investigator from Puerto Rico, has been struggling with his family that is trying to move over to the United States. Things have been pretty fishy on his girlfriend's end and things aren't working out between them. Eddie has struggled for the past 2-3 weeks at the thought of his family leaving him. On Monday, his girlfriend called him and told him that she was leaving. She no longer wanted to come to the United States or be with him. He was heartbroken. Because we love him, we too were heartbroken.
We felt impressed to call him before a dinner appointment last Monday. He answered the phone in tears. My heart was wrenched for him. We bought him dinner, but couldn't stay to talk with him because we had other compromisos. When we dropped off the dinner we looked him straight in the eyes and said, "We love you, Hermano". He affirmatively said, "I know" with a small smile. We assured him not to worry, that everything is in God's time and in God's way, that he'd see the blessings soon enough.

I couldn't stop thinking about him all night. We've called him several times just to make sure that he is doing alright. Not until Saturday, did we see him start to recover. Between the sessions of General Conference we taught him the lesson of The Restoration. We put our trust in Heavenly Father that The Restoration was what he needed to hear. We started the lesson by asking about God's love; when he had felt it the most, how it felt to him, and how he thinks that he can continue to feel it. In response to where he had felt it the most, he pointed to church building and said, "in there". He said that there is a peace there that he's never felt before. We were comforted to hear that. By the end of the lesson, it seemed as though his wounds were healed, at least from the outside. It was a beautiful lesson.

We also met with Juan Castillo and his family this week. Juan continues to progress. Oh how I love him! Our lesson this week was on baptism. He's pretty stubborn about baptism. When we asked him about being baptized he told us, "Yes. I'll be baptized in 2 years." Pleased to hear a yes, but startled to hear the date that he had chosen, we asked him why he thought it would be a good idea to be baptized in 2 years. He said that he wanted to wait for his daughter, Roxy to be baptized with him. hahaha It was cute. I see a lot of potential in him. He's awesome. A "yes" is something we can work with. I see so much in him.......I think he'll be a member of God's kingdom very soon.

We also taught a member family this week. They are active members, but they have very serious marital problems. The lesson we had with them was very inspired. We taught them about covenants. We went through each covenant that we make with God, until we got to "The NEW AND EVERLASTING Covenant of Marriage". Wow. What a beautiful phrase. That lesson brought the spirit in it's full abundance into their home. It was amazing.

I love the people here. I love being a missionary. My heart has grown and now I have a very much bigger family.

Hermana Childs

La Familia De Aquino. I love them. They are wonderful.

Pictures: A Busy Week

Buffalo Wild Wings

Hermana Palmer's favorite restaraunt

.....even Dessert!!!

Napkin has great motto for mission life

Exchange: Sister Rogers

Spanish Dinner. I ate the whole thing.

Exchange with Sister Jenkins. Service at Presbyterian Church.

Exchanges:  Sister Jenkins

Exchange: Sister Jenkins. So Spiritual.

Love my Chanclas from Mexico that Juarez family gave me!

Juarez Family

Exchange: Sister Rigby from Idaho. I love her. 

Cow Tongue Tacos! Quite the Experience.

Planting the Seeds, Reaping the Harvest

April 1, 2015

I wish that I could name all of my blog titles "A Week of Miracles" because that's exactly what each week feels like.

Three weeks ago, at the beginning of this transfer, our area seemed to have stalled, but much like planting a garden, we were patient and planted the seed of faith in many hearts.

With Heavenly Father's love we nurtured our garden every day. We would follow up on scripture reading assignments that we had extended from the previous day, we kept in contact with all of our less actives and investigators, we worked really hard to have a member at every lesson we taught (less active or investigator), and we would teach from our heart.

And just as powerfully as God's love changes us, we watched it grow our little part of His vineyard.

0 investigators at church, 0 progressing investigators, 5 less active/recent converts at church, and 3 member present lessons has turned into 2-3 investigators at church, 4 progressing investigators, 19-20 less actives at church, and 7 member present lessons. I don't say that to compare numbers like a businessman, but to demonstrate how quickly God's love grows the seed of faith in your heart into a tree.

It comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Them and Me.

Malachi 3:10 "[Live] ye [the gospel of Jesus Christ], that there may be meat (conversion) in[thyheart], and prove me now herewith, saith theLord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

We have not had room enough to receive it.

Walking around the street, around every stop sign there seems to be someone who has been waiting for us as if they knew that we were coming. Stealing a few minutes from the Ecuadorians making brick stairs, there seems to be a golden referral. It has happened all day every day this entire week.

What a blessing it has been to be a representative of Jesus Christ at this time.

This week on Monday, we taught the Ramirez family. When we arrived to the appointment, they weren't home. Our appointment after them had cancelled, so we decided to wait for 10-15 minutes to see if they would be home soon. We didn't have to wait long. They came up the stairs. We started to teach them about the gospel of Jesus Christ. The spirit flooded the room. We invited Lucia's boyfriend to be baptized. He looked at us and said, "I know I have a long way to go. I have many changes that I need to make in my life, but I will start to prepare myself." We were so ecstatic!! Working with them is a great pleasure!

Tuesday, on an exchange with my previous companion, Hermana Stevens, we were teaching the same families that we had taught before. It was just like we were companions again, like nothing had changed. The spirit was our third companion all night. We went to teach the Familia Grande. Hermana Grande is a returning less active and her husband is not a member....yet. He has had a really hard time leaving his Catholic roots to try to experiment this "see of faith". In our previous 2 lessons we taught the Restoration. When trying to review it with him, he said that he didn't understand or remember much. He admitted that he wasn't really paying attention the other times, so we taught it for a third time. We taught it so slow and so clearly so that he could understand. At the end of the lesson, we asked him to pray. Never before has he wanted to pray in front of us. He hesitated for a moment and then said, "Si, orare." We knelt down in prayer and after he was finished, we sat in silence for 10 minutes waiting for him to receive an answer if these things were true. Finally, he looked up. "I feel different", he said. "I feel like something changed inside me".

Wednesday, the spirit was so strong all day. It was like a spiritual work out trying to keep up with it! We taught Danny, about The Restoration. Something he's already heard before. We had Hermano Corzo there to testify with us. The lesson was taught simply and included a lot of participation and testimony from him. We took a different take on the Restoration since he has already been baptized. After we had been there for 45 minutes and had finished our lesson, Danny and Jenny both  thanked him for bringing the spirit so strongly into their house.

From Danny's we went to Benita's. Hermana Realpe was able and willing to help us teach Benita, who is a less active. We started the lesson with a sacrament hymn which connected to our lesson about the sacrament. We asked her to read a scripture in the lesson, Matthew 26:37-42, about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. She didn't have her scriptures with her, so I went to sit next to her and shared mine. After she had read the scripture, I looked her straight in the eyes and asked her what that meant to her. She didn't know what to say. I could tell that she was understanding on a deeper level what the sacrament meant. After pondering for a few moments she looked at me and said, "I'm sweating. You make me nervous. Everytime you come here and you teach me, your words hit my heart. I always try to reject them and make a joke out of it or something just to push it away, but you just don't let go, do you?" I smiled back and said, "No. No I don't." The spirit was strong and with that we left her with the commitment to come to church. The lesson was no more than 15 minutes, but there was no more to be said. The spirit said it all.

Danny's, to Benita's, to the Corzo's. Now, the Corzos are a member family. The husband, Hermano Corzo is the Elders Quorum President, so we wanted to go over and teach his family and try to see if they had a friend who was ready to be taught. We decided to teach them about the baptismal ordinance. We had just had a training on this in our mission and after studying it for a while, we wanted to try to teach it (because the best way to solidify your learning, or testimony, is to share it). We had prepared a series of scriptures that lined up perfectly in the lesson. As we started the lesson, the spirit bore testimony of the truthfulness of the doctrine we taught. Just as the doctrine was profound, so was the spirit. The lesson was short, but at the end of the lesson Hermano Corzo looked at us and said, "Now here are two REALLY good missionaries. I haven't seen missionaries like you in a while. You carry the spirit so strongly." I cannot tell you how nice it was to hear those words. That whole day was filled with the spirit. There was not one moment when we couldn't feel the spirit burning inside us.

On Friday I was on an exchange with Sister Bingham in Elizabeth (English), pretty much my same area, but the English Sisters cover it. I loved this exchange. Sister Bingham is new to the NJMM (New Jersey Morristown Mission), but is burning with testimony. I learned so much from her example. Incredible how young missionaries can teach even old geezers like me ;)

Saturday was probably one of the most amazing faith filled days that I have had on my mission. At 3:30 we exchanged back with the English Sisters and went straight to our lesson with Miguel. What a great lesson as we taught our recent convert about his baptismal ordinance. Actually, it was more like he was teaching us this time. I couldn't help but smile from ear to ear as I was remembering back on when we were teaching him before his baptism about this same thing. What a great feeling it is to see him become a worthy priesthood holder in his home. 

His lesson lead perfectly into one of my favorite experiences. We didn't have any set appointments for the following hour, but we had set plans from the night before to go pass by one of our other part member family's house. While traveling there, Sister Palmer was driving and I was calling our investigators and less actives seeing how their reading was going, making appointments, etc.. I was on the phone with our investigator, Eddie. Eddie is from Puerto Rico and moved here to help his family. He lives with his girlfriend, but came to find and start a better life for them. The day we met him, he was walking down the street, and we decided to talk to him. For him, this was a great day. He felt that everything was going right. Since that day, however, things have turned around. Everything has fell through. His girlfriend has cheated on him, he's lost the trust of his family, he lost his job, he's loosing his house, etc. Well, while on the phone with him, we had this great idea to invite him to our lesson and dinner later with a member family. We hung up with Eddie and called the member to make sure that it was ok that we invited an investigator to the appointment. The members, Eromar and Catalina, were happy to have another person coming to dinner. So, we called Eddie back to tell him our plan. He wasn't as excited to hear it as we were to share it with him. He said, "I'll call you back at 5:00 to tell you if I'm going to come or not." Our appointment was at 6:30 with the members, and we had already coordinated with them that they would pick Eddie up at 6:00 so that we could all be there on time. Up until 5:00 I was super anxious. I wanted him to come so bad. I knew it would be something that he would enjoy, and really something that he would need, a friend. Well, we walked out of our next appointment at 5:00. He hadn't called. We waited for a few minutes. 5:10, no call. 5:15, still nothing. So, we called him. He didn't answer. I looked at Sister Palmer and asked her if we could pray. She jokingly rolled her eyes and said, "sure". While we prayed, I told Heavenly Father how much I wanted Eddie to come to this appointment. I told him that everything was set up, but Eddie just needed to have his heart softened to come. After the prayer, we called again. A little persistent? You better believe it. Still didn't answer. We texted Eromar to pray that he would come as well. Eromar responded and said, "I just barely did", and immediately after receiving that text from him, Eddie called. He said that he didn't feel like going. He said he'd feel uncomfortable going to someone's house that he didn't know. I can't blame him, but this is the work of the Lord. He started to tell us more reasons on why he didn't want to go and while doing so, he began to speak faster and faster. Well, Puerto Ricans already speak fast and slur their words, but when they get going, there's no hope ;) haha While he was talking I remembered how I felt when I prayed earlier in the car with Sister Palmer. I felt like he was going to say yes. I kept that hope inside me as he kept talking. When he finally finished there was a small pause on the phone and I just started laughing and I said, "Hermano, I have no idea what you just said, but I think you should come." Hahah. He sighed and said, "Ok, ok, come pick me up." I just filled with so much joy when I heard those words. We called Eromar, told him what happened, and he got in the car to go pick up Eddie. We met them there. When we pulled up in front of Eddie's house, he was waiting for us outside. He walked up to our car and looked right at me and said, "why are you doing this to me?" I felt bad because he didn't want to go right now, but I knew that it would be worth it later.

Eromar arrived shortly and we all went to Eromar's house. The lesson we had there was great. The spirit was strong. Eromar and Eddie are now the best of friends. We had to leave first from the appointment, but after Eddie had been dropped off by Eromar, Eddie gave us a call. He said, "Thank you, hermanas. Thank you for always supporting me. I really enjoyed tonight."

I knew it. I just knew it. I was glowing with happiness after that. And thus it has been since that appointment ended.

Eddie came to church the next day, our investigators are all progressing, and our little garden of seeds that we planted is growing.

"For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul." D&C 4:4.

I love doing the work of the Lord.

Hermana  Childs