This week has been so good! Elder Scheidell and I had a cool miracle this week. It will take a while to explain, but it is worth it!
On Wednesday, Elder Scheidell's bike started to have a problem. It made a funny clicking noise. When we looked at it closer, we found that one of the spokes on his back wheel broke. We found out right before our dinner appointment, so we decided to go to the bike store after dinner. We ate dinner and got to the bike store shortly before it was supposed to close. The guy there said that he could fix it over night or he could have it done quickly in the morning.
So, we planned to go to the bike shop first thing Thursday morning, leave our bikes there and walk. I felt prompted to go to a near by apartment complex that I haven't been to, yet, called Quail Run. We originally planned to have our Weekly Planning at that time, so we moved that to later in the day.
Thursday came. We left our bikes at the bike shop and we started tracting there. It seemed like no one was home and those we did talk to weren't interested. I was about to suggest we go to a different place to find people, but I decided to knock on one more door.
When I knocked on it, someone next door told us that they weren't home. So, I turned to her and asked, "So can we share our message with you about Jesus Christ?" She said yes. We walked over and sat on the bench on her front porch. She had a question about how to find out if Joseph Smith was a real prophet or not. I told her it was a long explanation and so we ended up teaching her the whole Restoration lesson!
Her name is Shauna and she is taking care of her mom who just got diagnosed with Alzheimers (I think that is how you spell it). Her daughter got physically abused just the day before for trying to help a homeless guy. Shauna loved the message and she asked a lot of good questions. She loved when we talked about families and about how much Heavenly Father loves us.
At the end of the lesson, we gave her a Book of Mormon and told her to read it and pray about it. That is how you find out Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. As Elder Scheidell and I walked away, we started to realize what just happened. Heavenly Father knew that one of His daughters needed help and comfort, so He sent us.
If Elder Scheidell's bike didn't randomly break down like it did, we wouldn't have been out knocking on doors. We could have gone to so many different places during the time our bikes were at the bike shop, but we felt prompted to go to her apartment complex.
We arrived back at the bike shop right on time and the bike was all fixed. I know that Heavenly Father loves all of His children. He will help us when we need and ask for it. Nothing will get in the way of Him fulfilling His purposes. If it is God's will, it will happen. And He will even make other things happen to do it if He needs to.
I hope you all had a great week! I love you all!
Elder Bretton Steiner.
|My name tag with the Book of Mormon! This is the Puget Sound.|