Hey Everyone!
Horgesheimer and I had a great week! Ha actually it was a pretty normal week for us- but we just had a lot of fun πŸ™‚ On Monday we went up to Hurricane Ridge for a little adventure, it was absolutely breathtaking! You can’t possibly believe that everything in this world just happened by chance after seeing how incredible it is up there! I was really able to feel how much Heavenly Father loves me this week simply by looking around and seeing how beautiful it is here. I think I’m pretty spoiled being lucky enough to serve in Port Angeles. I also felt very small standing on the top of this mountain! Huge trees and mountains- makes ya feel like an ant. The scripture that kept coming to my mind was in Mosiah 4-
vs 2″And they had viewed themselves in their own carnal state, even less than the dust of the earth”… vs 5 “For behold, if the knowledge of the goodness of God at this time has awakened you to a sense of your nothingness, and your worthless and fallen state-” vs 6 “I say unto you, if ye have come to a knowledge of the goodness of God, and his matchless power, and his wisdom, and his patience, and his long-suffering towards the children of men, and also, the atonement which has been prepared from the foundation of the world, that thereby salvation might come to him that should put his trust in the Lord, and should be diligent in keeping his commandments and continue in the faith even unto the end of his life, I mean the life of the mortal body…” vs 9 “Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend.”
I know that even though we are “less than the dust of the earth”, we truly are everything to our Heavenly Father. And what He wants more than anything is for us to turn to Him and trust Him so that He can guide us on a path that will allow us to be with Him again.
This week God has been showing Horge and I that we don’t have control over very much, but that if we trust Him, things will work out. On Wednesday the Elders told us that they were having a baptism Saturday night and that it was going to be a really neat experience so we should really try to find an investigator to go to the baptism. We did absolutely everything we could and by Saturday afternoon we had 2 investigators who were planning on coming. By the time of the baptism, neither of them were coming. We were so sad! We went to the baptism by ourselves and it turned out that there were 2 non members there! We talked to both of them and one of them was very open-minded and we will hopefully be teaching him soon! The other was hesitant about learning more but she was tearing up during the service and we know that she felt the spirit. It is by grace that we are saved after all we can do! The Savior makes up for the rest once we have done all we can. Ha and Heavenly Father really made sure we knew He wanted us to learn that lesson this weekend because basically the exact same thing happened at church yesterday!
One last miracle. Last night we were late getting to knocking for our 5 to 7s because we were at a dinner appointment… So we decided to knock late to make up for it. It was a pretty rough street and nobody wanted to talk to us but we were having a good time anyways. πŸ™‚ Finally we found one guy who took our number and said he would talk to his wife and let us know when we could come back. (ha they usually don’t call us back) But after we walked away from his door we were jotting down his house number and name so we could stop back by in a week or so if we didn’t hear back- he opened his door and yelled at us to come back. Ha so we did and he invited us in. We talked to him and his wife for about an hour. They had so many questions! Ha and they said that they have never talked to missionaries- he always just ignore us when we knock. But for some reason he even let us in! He said he doesn’t know why- I think that its because the Spirit told him that he needs to listen to us. πŸ™‚ They invited us over for dinner this Friday! So we are pretty excited about that. It was a great way to end our week πŸ™‚

Sister Hailey Gehring