Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Newsletter Week 53
This week was a real wet one for us this week.. It rained, rained and
then rained some more! Sister Bowman and I are trying to build back up
our investigator pool and so we had no choice to go out tracting in
the pouring rain. So we bundled up in our rain coats and got to work!
Well about 10 minutes in our raincoats were soaked through and we were
just freezing! We were hoping to possibly pull on the heartstrings of
some of the loving people of good old Houston, Texas.. By having two
young girls soaking wet and shivering cold knocking on their door and
asking to share a message about Jesus Christ.. We thought for sure
some would let us in.
Well that didn't seem to be the situation. We knocked and knocked and
knocked.. And they all turned us away.. Some would just yell through
the door that they aren't interested.. Some opened the door looked at
us sadly.. But then turned us away.
We were feeling very wet, cold and discouraged. After knocking for
over 2 hours with no success we were pretty much ready to give up.
We decided to say a prayer and felt like we should just knock this
last row.. About 12 more doors... Well the first 4 still gave no
rewards.. But the fifth door this sweet looking Hispanic women opened
the door. I explained that we were missionaries sharing a message
about Jesus Christ and nearly begged her to let us in! And she did! We
were able to share much of the Restoration with her and her friend and
are going back this Tuesday!
We are so excited to be able to start teaching them. I know that the
Lord answers our prayers.. Not always in the timing we want.. But
often after we have a trail of faith.. The fruit seems so much
sweeter. I love the mission so much and I am so grateful for the
opportunity I have to try and share it with others.
If you are going through a hard time, remember sometimes it takes 2.5
hours of trudging through the rain before the sunshine comes. God is
aware of our circumstances. He loves us and watches out for us. Have a