Saturday, August 23, 2014

Word of Wisdom

Bryndee's very short letter for this week...short but great. Only 3 more letters then she will be home. FYI she arrives home Thursday, September 18th. Her homecoming will be Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 pm at our stake center located at 4170 S. Ranch House Pky, Gilbert AZ 85297.  Please note this is not the same building where we had Porter's Farewell. 

A quick experience before we head out tonight!

We got to take President Turner's daughter out teaching with us pressure. We did a lot of thinking as to who we should take her to go see, and we finally settled on a man named Jim. Jim has been taught for years. His son was baptized a few years ago, but he never jumped on the wagon. We were nervous because we had just picked Jim back up (he had been dropped due to lack of progression) and we weren't sure how it was going to go.

Man it was a cool lesson.

We had planned to teach him the Work of Wisdom. It was a principle of the gospel that Jim had struggled with for a long time. We pray, hand him the Work of Wisdom pamphlet, then he puts out his hand to stop us "Sisters," he said "I already know this is true."

Turns out, he'd opened his bible that week looking for a little comfort and first verse he saw was something about Abstaining from wine (one of his major concerns) he was surprised, he didn't know that was in the Bible. You see...he'd studied out all the "health benefits" of drinking wine and was SURE that God couldn't oppose. But...there it was in black and white.

So he decided to try it. He quit drinking alcohol and he felt so much better. Surprise, Surprise!

I know the Lord really does prepare people. He's always ahead of things, never behind them.

Y'all have a blessed week!


Sister Derrick
Sister Clark and Bryndee enjoying some good Mexican Food!

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