This last week we had a new investigator, her name is Sylvia. She told us that she felt inspired when she met Sister H, a member who we are meeting with. Sylvia asked if she could sit in on the lesson with us. We were able to teach her a bit about how God has established a pattern of apostles and prophets, Christ establishing his church, the great falling away, and finally the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. When we shared Joseph Smith's first vision she said that it gave her goosebumps and we were able to testify to her that that was the Holy Ghost speaking to her. We then were able to share a talk by Pres. Uchtdorf, one of our latter day apostles. The talk was titled "You matter to Him."
I was also able to share my testimony this Sunday during the gospel essentials Sunday School class. I was able to bear my testimony about Joseph Smith. I am so grateful that we are each able to gain our own testimony, that we don't have to just take some person's word for it. But that the Spirit can talk to our hearts and testify of the truth. We can know for ourselves if Joseph Smith truly was a prophet, by asking our Heavenly Father and listening for our answer. It is as simple as that. Heavenly Father loves us so much and he wants us to learn for ourselves.
I am excited for this next transfer. I will be training a new missionary in another area of Oregon. Sister L is going to stay here and train a new sister missionary as well. It is going to be an adventure.
I love you all! Thank you for all the good you do! Love, Sister Cluff