Tuesday, August 30, 2016

08/29/2016 PROGRESS...


Well, last Monday night I decided that I wanted to set some new HIGH goals for the transfer.  We just had transfers and I will be staying here serving with the same companion.   This week we worked like crazy to reach them.  That has helped me focus more on WHY I am here and not so much in my current situation.  We have seen miracles of how God places people in our paths if we will just open our mouths and just talk to them.

Fran :  Fran is great!  He is a reference from a less active member and is truly progressing.  We taught him how to pray and the importance of prayer in our spiritual progression.  We invited him to pray about the restoration and he was so happy to tell us 2 days later that he has recieved an answer!!! It is so special to witness someone who really seeks the truth and desires to follow it!  He even came to church alone the last 2 weeks when his member friend flaked out!   :)

Well, I have also been studying about the spirit this week!  I had started to feel like I wasn't feeling the spirit anymore, which started to scare me.  I opened up Preach My Gospel and the scriptures and studied HOW we can feel the spirit.  I found  the ways that He can speak to me and then wrote experiences of when I have felt the spirit in that specific way.  EYE OPENER!  I realized that I feel the spirit a lot and I am not always recognizing and giving Him the credit!  I love the gift of the spirit and am so grateful for it!  Some scriptures that called to my attention were John 14:26-27.   :)

Love you all!

See you soon,
Hermana Fox

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

08/8/16 Miracles!

Well, it has been a great week in every way!  Miracles have been sprinkled on us all week long!  God is so good, and how blessed I am to be in His work!

Familia AZ.   :  I think I have mentioned them.  SA. and AO. They have 5 children, and they are actually married!  We found them contacting a couple weeks back and then they came to watch MEET THE MORMONS.  Then on Wednesday they came to Game night in the chapel, and then they came to church on Sunday!  They are really struggling, and I know without a doubt that nothing can help them like the gospel can!  They are still trying to find a testimony, but something that they always love and mention is how sweet the members are to them!  Can I tell you how important members are in missionary work?!  Well...They are everything!  We are not always there to help them, but a good member friend is!!  I invite each of you to find those who are new in your ward and BEFRIEND them!  They need you and YOU need them!  I love being able to help them find the light that they are looking for!

CR. and SA.  :  CR.  is an inactive member and SA. is his nonmember girlfriend.  They have come to church the last two weeks are really loving it!  They want to get their lives straightened up, and the gospel will do just that!  They are taking good care of us and never let us leave without feeding us! 

Being a missionary is the most humbling experience.  I LOVE it!  I have realized that I am nothing, and I can do nothing.  My work doesn't amount to anything compared to God's power.  If I am not dependent on Him and in unity with my teammate (companion),  we accomplish nothing.  It is amazing how quickly I forget Him, and His power.  If I could just be a little bit less of a natural man. Ha.  It is a constant struggle, but I am loving it!  It is worth it!    I love what I am learning!    :)

Love you all!  Thank you for your prayers and all you do!  I have the Best family and Best friends!  

See you soon,
Hermana Fox


Monday, August 1, 2016

8/1/2016 I'm grateful for answered prayers!

Well, it has been quite the week! 

Tuesday, my companion had to travel to Asuncion and so I stayed here with my good pal, Hermana Villanueva.  It is always a pleasure to teach with someone new and leave the the routines that we would normally have.   :)

On Friday we also had divisiones and I went to Minga Guazu with Hermana Vera!  Well the Mormon world is very small I have learned!  The sister that gave us lunch was talking and in some way or another we found out that her sister married my cousin's brother-in-law!  Ya, what!?  That was fun!  She started sending pictures that way real quick!! Haha!  That was a small tender mercy of the Lord, letting me know that he is aware of me and reminding me of all the love and support I have coming from home!  

On Sunday we had an activity in the church!  We watched, MEET THE MORMONS!  A family of investigators came and loved the movie! We were about to take advantage of the situation and give a tour of the chapel!  It was so great, and now they are planning on coming to our Wednesday night activity!!! Their progess is slow, but moving along!  

So on Friday I was having a bit of a rough day.  I was praying and God answered!  Right before going to bed that night, the zone leaders sent a scripture.  It was exactly what I needed to hear at that time.  I know that it was a direct answer to my prayers! I am also so grateful for those who follow promptings of the spirit!  God works in mysterious ways, but He works miracles!

Yes, the picture of me last week with the other sister was of us plucking the feathers off chickens.  It was gross, but I did it!

I am so proud to say that I am a Mormon.  I feel so blessed have the gospel in my life!  I know that God loves us.  He guides us and directs us.  I know that he hears and answers prayers! He is my all! 

See you soon,
Hermana Fox
starlee.fox@myldsmail.net     (Sorry the email listed here last week was wrong. This is the correct one.)