Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Miracle Story

"So we´ve been teaching this lady who use to be a nun for almost 40 years. . . We had taught her everything, and shes been to church quite a few times. We worked with her for a long time and she just wasn´t progressing. She hadn´t recieved a response about our church yet, and she wasn´t wanting to move religion. She lives super far from our house and doesn´t have a telefone. We havn´t taught her for about two weeks and we were planning on cutting her from our teaching group. Well every week we have a planning session anda t the beginning we always say a prayer and pray for all o four investigators by name. Well these prayers are epoc, they seriously last for at least 15 mins. I was having a hard time concentrating and zoned out a little we were almost at the end of the prayer when my comp prayed for this woman, Marly. When he said her name it was like someong grabbed me and shook me say pay attention, this is important!!!!!!!!!!!111 It was really weird, I just knew that she was going to get baptized this week. It was crazy!!!!!!!!!!! After the prayer I told my comp and he said he felt the same thing. It was so random. We passed by her house that night (Friday) but she wasn´t there. Later that night the zone leaders called us and said that pres. had called them and said that there is someone in our zone that needs to be baptized this week. Someone that is ready, that the missionaries aren´t working with or expexting. The next day we went to teach her and she wasn´t there. We prayed for her a lot but things weren´t working out we couldn´t find her!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was Saturday afternoon and we kinda gave up hope. Our lunch fell through which is super rare and we decided to call our zone leaders and ask if we could eat with them in their área. They told us to come on over and eat with the members there. By time we got there their lunch had fallen though as well, so we just made spaghetti. The situation was really really weird, its never happened to me. Well it took a lit longer to eat because we had to make the food and such. After we went to the bus stop to catch our bus. Litterally 2 mins after we got to the bus stop who shows up!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 MARLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 oh my gosh i couldn´t believe it. We were in a whole different city, at a time and day that we are never there. She ran up to us and said she needed to talk to us!!!!!!!!!!!!! We found a few chairs and sat down. She started talking right of the bat she said `` I recieved a response that i cannot deny, I know that this is the church of Jesus Christ, and that it is the only true church on the face of the earth``` oh my gosh, i´ve never seen anything like it. It was such a miracle. She said she wanted to be baptized!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still can´t believe it. I definitly don´t believe in coincidences. She was interviewd for baptism, passed and was baptized Sunday night!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that this is the work of god, that he loves all his children and will do what ever it takes to help them grow unto him!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this work, it truly is a work of miracles."

1 comment:

Fernanda Urquidi said...

Hi Sister Rasmussen. My name is Fernanda, Elder Urquidi’s sister. My mom tried to send you this email without success, she asked me to forward it to you.

"Dear Sister Rasmussen

I’m Elder Urquidi’s mother; he is your son’s companion in the Brasilia Mission at the moment.
This month was my son’s birthday and brother Fabio, a ward missionary, and his wife Jaqueline held a party for him. They want to hold a party for your son as well next month and he asked me to get in contact with you. They intend to do the same activities so they would like to ask you some questions:

1. When is your birthday?

2. When is his grandfather’s birthday?

3. What are the names of his great-grandmothers?
4. What was the first word he said when he was a little kid?
5. What is his sister’s favorite dish?
6. What is his father’s call at church?
7. Who was the first person in the Rasmussen family history that got baptized in the church?
8. According to you, what is his favorite music?
9. According to your husband, what is his favorite hobby?
10. According to you and your husband, what is his best quality?

Please, feel free to add more questions and answers or interesting life events related to Elder Rasmussen.
Could you send some pictures from his childhood?

Thank you for your help."