Monday, April 28, 2014

This Gospel Just Happens to be True ...

Well I apologize for the past couple weeks.  Things have been pretty busy but in a good way.

This past week we were able to go to Zone Conference in Guadeloupe.  We flew out the day before on our P-day and were able to play soccer and get to know and talk with the other missionaries.  It was a little weird seeing so many missionaries considering we're used to only seeing 6 on our small island.  It was really great especially to meet up with all the sisters that I’m training and get them all together!  They all are amazing missionaries and it was just great to see the growth of sisters on the French side!

The Conference was really great.  We learned a lot about planning and using our time wisely.  Because the time on our missions is so short it's so important to use that time wisely, but also, I think it's important to reflect on how short our time is here on Earth … and I'm sure that if everyone looks back and reflects what they did in the past week, you'll be able to see a lot of things that you probably could have done to use your time more effectively.

I found out that I'll probably be leaving St. Maarten next transfer.  So if anyone has any plans to write me any postal mail, please wait until I have the next address.  I don't know where I'll be sent next, so stay tuned for the next blog post ;)

We had a really great week.  We taught some members the week before about Family History and committed them to invite friends to the Family History Fireside.  A member brought her friend and we started teaching him and we already have a date set with him to be baptized at the end of the month!  He seems very prepared and we're really excited for him.  We also did some service for our road.  We weeded and chopped down a bunch of plants so that cars can pass through our street without getting cut up or scratched.  President Eclar, the 1st Counselor in the Mission Presidency came and visited us this weekend.  He was really inspiring and we were able to counsel together and he was just super motivating and great!

I feel that there will be a lot of great and exciting changes soon and I'm so glad and grateful to be able to witness such great faith, and see the miracles that happen because of our faith.  I love what President Mehr says "this gospel just happens to be true, it just is."

Much Love,
Sister Crompton

Sisters at the Zone Conference

Our Street - Before

My companion, Sister Hodge, working to clear the street

Our Street - After

Monday, April 7, 2014

Finding Our Water Tower

We've had some pretty awesome small miracles happening this week.

Sister Hodge and I didn’t have the full address of an institute-aged man and the road he lives on has about 50+ people living on it.  After sincere prayer for a miracle we ended up running into his mom and found out exactly where he lived within the first 20 minutes of our search!

We also had another miracle by running into a former investigator.  After a really spiritual lesson he committed to coming to watch General Conference.  He came for both sessions on Sunday!  He said that once he feels the Spirit’s confirmation he will be baptized and share the Gospel with others.  We will be following up with him tonight!

I hope that everyone enjoyed General Conference just as much as we did!  Conference always comes at the times we need it most, and at the times when we might be getting too “comfortable.”  I'd have to say that Richard G. Scott's talk was my favorite!  In the Saturday sessions I felt a general sense of encouragement as members of the Church and anyone who has high moral standards.  It's not getting easier, but something that I love that our Mission President frequently talks about is finding our "water tower" … or basically finding that place (physically and spiritually) where we can go and be open and pour out our souls to Heavenly Father.  I've truly seen how vital it is to sincerely pray, thank, ask and KNOW that He is right there listening.  I feel that if there is anything that we can do to relieve us from the trials and whirlwinds in this life it is that solace that we can find in sincerely praying to our Father in Heaven.  He is there ... He just is.

Last week for P-day we went to Coralita Beach again.

I hope that everyone has a great week!

Love, Sister Crompton

Some scenes from Coralita  Beach