Well it's been a lovely crisp fall week here in Manchester, and it's definitely been one of those weeks at I am so so grateful for. Our water heater has been broken so thankfully while we're waiting for our landlord, we've been able to stay with the YSA sisters in their flat, which is in our area! Heavenly Father has a way of making things work out :)
I think every week I'm able to find more reasons of why I love missionary work, and I think this week I've come to really appreciate just how many members love missionary work. I know that every member has a little spark inside of them that has a desire to do missionary work and that became very apparent as we had different people want to come out fellowshipping and come to street displays.
Also if like to brag about my companion for a second, she is absolutely wonderful. She is so sincere, caring, and relaxed! Haha which really is perfect with me. I also love how no matter what situation we're in or how mean someone was, she always has something positive to say about it. I just really appreciate her optimism.
So like I've mentioned in previous emails, Gavin is a direct result of a street display in Piccadilly gardens. This past week we've been able to keep in good contact and we were able to visit him. I loved this lesson because I was able to watch as the Holy Ghost bore witness to him of the truthfulness of the things we were teaching. I've really been focusing on making sure that the spirit is doing the teaching, and that I'm not falling into a routine. The best part was when we talked to him about the chapter we left him with to read last time, Alma 32. He explained that he already had faith but then we were able to help him recognise that the Book of Mormon was teaching a true principle. He then kept going on about how he needed to read more and that he would definitely pray about it. This past Sunday he even came to church, and he loved it. I'm not the best at reading people, especially people I don't know that well, so I was very grateful when Gavin mentioned how he plans to come again. He even participated in the Sunday school class! He is such an honest and open person, and I'm really grateful to have the privilege of helping him follow Jesus Christ.
Then there's Wail (while). He's seriously so humble and willing to learn. He's from Islamic background so right now we're trying to help him come to understand who Jesus Christ is and what His role was in our salvation. It's not an easy task, but I really enjoy it! This last week we showed him the nativity bible video and he had so many good questions, and we had brother Bob and sister Munday come too so it was just a powerful group. I love the unity that comes from our ward, I really feel a love for the stretford ward, and I am so greatful to be able to serve here for the past 5 months. I know Heavenly Father knows me personally because I am really able to become one with the ward. I love Stretford ward, it has made me into a better person and missionary.
Hopefully this next week we will be able to continue to fulfil Gods will in Stretford, we've aligned with the members again in picking out a certain area to knock all 260 something doors to find a family, and I am so excited! I'll let ya know how it goes!
Love you, Sister Miller
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