i love you all sooo much! The pictures made me laugh! you all look so gorgeous!! Stop growing up...its only been two months!! OR SHOULD I SAY ...AAAH ITS BEEN TWO MONTHS ALREADY!! ok im glad im not the only one it is going fast for!! I am half way through my first transfer this week!! Can you believe it??
This week has been OF COURSE another incredible week!!! I have really tried so hard to be courageous this week! My goal was to speak to as many people as i can, on the bus and on the train!! It is soooo scary because obviously i start a convrsation and then i get lost hahaha but the people are really nice. they soon realise im struggling and speak VERY sowly!! haa!! but just yesterday we got onto the metro and i saw this lady and i was like OK im going to go speak to her - so i did and it was in French and i could carry a conversation - we spoke about our days etc and i came away like....wow you just did that. Sister Fagg YOU just held a conversation in French. The gift of tongues is real people!! haha. The language is probably the hardest thing i have ever done in my life but hey. Thats what faith is for right!! Im smiling through it so its all good!!
OK so an update on my amis this week : 'S' has set a baptismal date! And we taught her and she says to us " im relly sorry but i dont think i can change religions, i dont think it is for me" - i think our hearts sank a litle but we then asked " well have you payed about this" and she said no! So we explained the importance of prayer in big décisions such as this and she promised she would pray. We have been praying for her all week! But we had a little discussion me ad sister Francis on how we really just need to trust in the Lord. If se does not get baptised it is ok, because we have planted that seed. She will have the seed in her heart and maybe she will be more ready in 5,10,20 years. We just dont know.
Ok one of our less active families - remember the lady who cried when we walked in. Well we went bck and visisted with them and shared the "heavenly father, earthly father" mormon message with them. And explained how just like our earthly father wants us to speak with him so does heavenly father. And the video shows how a father provides for his children and they do not even know it, it is just there for them. And heavenly father has GIVEN US EVERYTHING! more than we probably thank him for! Everything! And some people in the world do not even know how much God has given them in their ife. Some do not even know they have a havenly father who loves them. It makes me soooo sad but drives me to share th truth with all of his children!!
Le famille 'T'! - oh man i love this family. They are so amazing. The daughter translates for the parents (i think i put that in my last emai!) - but we are reading the Book of Mormon. And she says " i have been reading the book and i feel that it is true!!!!!!" SHE IS INCREDIBLE: The spirit was so strong!! ON the next visit this week they are making us curry! haha you guys i am eating whatever now. I am a changed woman! haha! I never eat curry or cuss cuss? etc but the outcome= sister fagg is getting fat!
Ok then another cool story. Emily our beatiful angel helping m yet again! We visited Sister 'D' in hospital and speaking with her. And she has lost her song recently and is hurting alot by it and she bore tesimony that if se didnt have the knowledge of the gospel then she would of prbably taken her own life. But she is in alot of pain. So i told her about Emily and how as a family we felt the same way. Her son who is not a member is struggling very badly with the loss of his brother and she wants us to go and teach him. She said " i thinkyou can really help him" I am so grateful for this!! I know that the hurt i felt when loosing Emily helped her to feel comfort and now she wants us to share that comfort with her son!!
I have really been studying trust this week. And in Doctrine and covenants it says: " i call upon the weak things of the world..to thrash the nations.." this gave me soooo much strength!! BECAUSE i am definately weak, but i know through the lord i can be made strong!!! Then later in th nex few verses it says " and i will be their shield" - WHAT GREATER COMFORT IS THERE THAN THAT??? RIGHT? know God is your shield. We are pretty much invincible!! haha!! and i know sometimes we feel unqualified or we dont feel capable of accomplishing something...but i know if we just trust him - we ill conquer ANY fear we may have!!
Ahhh yes, we found a new investigator this week! His name is 'D'. And i think he is what you call a golden investigator. We taught the restoration. And we spoke about baptism. And it said something like this " you know baptism is very important. nobody should be baptised for another person only for themselves. And you take the sacrament...when you take the sacrament you need to evaluate yourself. make sure you are worthy..." cool right??? we like oh my days he is going to be baptised. But it was so lovely to see him having this desire to know for himself. No for anyone else but only him!!
I cannot wait for General Conference either!!! AHHH!! i have so many questions already haha!! Make sure you all have questions you need answers too written down. And i will be praying for you..one that your questions are answered and TWO that you do not nearly die on the way back from conference, by doing 100 spins in the road and crying and being in an action movie. HAAA IM CRYING RIGHT NOW!!!! haaha (do you remember that hahah! ill never forget that crazy experience)
So Church yesterday was awesome!! We made cookies to give out to the members. As peace offerings!! haha!! We have this goal of setting up 10 FHE'S with the members for the end of this transfer. So they bring their neighbours and friends and we have a family home evening!! Because everybody has people around them that they could share the gospel too but have some fear. some said no because "their neighbours are not ready to hear the gospel yet" but you do not know that unless you first try!! There is no way of knowing. I think alot of the time we just assume. We assume others are not ready because we are afraid. BE NOT FEARFUL RATHER BE FEARLESS!!
Its hard, i know it is! But God is preparing people for us to teach take any opportunity we have !! :)
I met Elder Spoors trainer and other companions as they are in my zone and they are all saying how amazing he is and how great his French is!! AHHH i cant wait to see him!!
Ok i better end this large email with my love for you....i guess...haha
YOU ARE INCREDBLE:
My beautiful family you are literally my rock!! I love you all soo much!!
Yesterday in Church we watched the " un temoignage de le livre de Mormon" and its one of my favourites. I definately have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know without a doubt it is the word of God. I know Joseph Smith tanslated th Book of Mormon through the power of God. I know anyone who has doubt on whether it is true to take up Moronis promise and pray with all the energy of our heart with a sincrer desire and just to ask God if it is true. I am so thankful for the privilege i have to continue the work our saviour once started. I want you to know again that i know, i really do know the gospel of jésus christ is the true restored gospel on the earth. There is nothing that could happen to me which could change what i so strongly belive in!!
I LOVE YOU ALL.
Enjoy conference!! Its going to be amazing! HAPPY EASTER!! Dont get too fat!!!
Love YOUR ONE AND ONLY....Sister Fagg! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ps - go Watch the " embark" youth video. What are you going to embark in this week?? xxxx