Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hello February

Hey y'all! Is it warming up yet over there in the States? It sure is hot over here lately. We are staying super busy. Meetings, trainings, and exchanges keep us away from home a lot lately. I've missed sleeping in my own bed! I just wanted to share a quick story that happened while I was on exchanges in Valenzuela this past week. 

I was proselyting with Sister Gementiza, a newer Filipina sister. She is fantastic. As we were walking she stopped to talk to a woman sitting behind a table. As Sister G was speaking to her I felt the prompting to share a Plan of Salvation pamphlet with her. But, we usually don't start with that one. But I couldn't shake off the feeling. And lately I have been really studying Chapter 4 of Preach My Gospel about recognizing spiritual promptings. I have realized Heavenly Father really likes to help me learn through experience. So, I decided to pull out a Plan of Salvation pamphlet and I felt immediately prompted to testify to her about resurrection. I thought to myself, "Are you serious? That's how you want to start this conversation?" I gathered up all my confidence and said to her, "I know that after this life we will be resurrected like Jesus Christ and obtain perfected bodies." She was taken aback and asked me to repeat myself. I thought, "Oh no, what have I done?" But I repeated myself, twice. Nervously, to be honest. With a surprised look on her face she asked me if that was really true. With a little more power, I said yes. She continued to sit back and show us that both of her legs were missing from the knee down. Long story short. She invited us to return and teach her family. It was by far one of the most powerful spiritual experiences of my mission. Don't ever ignore a prompting from the Lord. He will do all that he can to hasten his work. He doesn't need us, but he uses us for our own benefit. Trust in Him and He will lead us always. 

Y'all have a great week. Mahal ko kayo!
Sister Cork

Making real homemade pizza

Making caramel popcorn in our laundry tubs

All the girls I went on exchanges with!

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