Thursday, January 23, 2014

January 13,2014


Another great week has gone by!
We are teaching a lot and the people we are teaching are working so hard to make the changes they need to to be baptized.  It is amazing to see their faith.  This week we had a cool experience with a lady who is a friend of a couple in the ward.  Their names are the Gillett's.  The Gillett's are older, and they were baptized together about a year and a half ago.  You would never guess.  Their testimonies are so strong, and they will do anything for anyone, especially the missionaries.  So, they invited one of their friends to learn from the missionaries, and just in the past week or so, their friend has said that she is willing to meet with us.  Because of our schedule, we just had ten minutes that we could talk with her, so we stopped by her house with the Gillett's there and told her who we are and what the gospel can bring to her life.  We shared God's love with her and invited her to take the lessons.  As we asked her questions about her beliefs in God, she cried and told us she has felt a difference in the past five years as she has not let Him in.  She knows she needs to let Him back into her life.  Then Brother Gillett said the prayer before we left, and the Spirit was just so strong.  The gospel can heal anyone and anything.  I am excited to see the changes in her as she accepts the gospel into her life.
I can't really put into words the experiences I have here.  They are amazing, hard, sad, amazing, and wonderful! The good outweighs the hard completely.  I love it.  I love seeing the change that people go through, sometimes in a matter of weeks.  I know that it's through the Atonement that people can change and leave behind who they were and become something new and better.  I am grateful for the Sacrament at church that lets me do that each week. 
Thanks for all your support and prayers.  I love you all! :)

Love always,
Sister Hixson <3

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