Sister Rook

Sister Rook

Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016

Hello Everyone!! 

This week we have witnessed so many miracles. Miracles are happening all around us and it is so incredible to see them happening first hand. One miracle that really stands out to me is Kelly and Dave. They were a referral from some Elders in the Organ Salam mission. We met with them one time while Sister Gershin, my last companion, was still here. They said they were so excited to meet with us and come to church with us on Sunday... they never came to church and a couple days after we had met them they sent us a text saying how they wanted to stay with their Baptist church and to never come back or see them again.... so we never went back. Ever since Sister Bengtzen has been in Chalco Hills I kept on getting the prompting to go and visit them. I told Sister Bengtzen what had happened, and we decided to see them-we were both pretty nervous. Right when we knocked on the door, all of our nerves went away and both of us could just feel such strong love for Kelly and Dave, and we were just so excited to see them! Kelly opened the door and immediately told us to get inside and that she was so happy to see us! She ended up telling us that she and Dave (her son) have been going through such a hard time these past couple of weeks, and yesterday night she was praying to her Heavenly Father that he would send a miracle or blessing to them the next day. She has such strong faith. Well the next day came and we showed up knocking on her door. She knew that that was her sign. That her prayer was answered! We have another appointment to go see them tomorrow, sister Bengtzen and I are so excited! Oh my goodness, and yesterday Kelly and Dave came to church! We had no idea they were coming because they said they had something going on and they wouldn't be able to come... but I guess that changed and they came!! The most amazing part is.... They both got up and bore their testimonies!!! They both said that they knew it was true, it was the most spiritual powerful sacrament meeting I have ever been in. That was definitely the highlights of our week :D

Funny moments!

1. Last Monday we had to have our lesson with Mitch outside because his wife wasn't home... oh my goodness.... I have never had so many bug bites in my entire life. Sister Bengtzen and I are pretty sure that we might be those people who get zeeka from all the mosquito bites that we got... It's pretty crazy! Last night We thought we were going to die because our legs and feet we were so itchy... somehow we made it! haha 

2. Sister Bengtzen is the most funny human ever! Thursday night right before we tried a potential, I got a drink of water, and she told a joke or said something funny, and I spit all my water out. it was like a scene from a movie where water goes everywhere, It was the funniest thing ever! It was pretty gross too... but it definitely made our night!   

This week I have really been trying to make my studies more effective and meaningful. Our President has challenged us to "Feast upon the words of Christ" by drawing diagrams and really studying the Book of Mormon. He has asked us to study the Book of Mormon for 30 minutes everyday instead of 15... it is so amazing! I am continually amazed at how much I learn every single day. One day in particular I was studying the commandments, specifically prayer and scripture study, and since I'm terrible at drawing- I related it to baking cookies instead. I related all the commandments to a different ingredients in a cookie recipe, and it made me realized how important each commandment is... we absolutely need to be keeping all the commandments in order for us to have everlasting happiness (Mosiah 2:41) 

Well, that is basically my week! I know this is the true church. I love the Book of Mormon and I know that it is true. I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ and all that he has done for me. I love you all so much!! I hope you all have the best week ever! 


Sister Rook 

. The Soaz Family! They are from Micronesia and I absolutely adore them! 

Teaching my little Islanders how to take selfies 

They are my favorite kids ever! (don't worry, I was being obedient! They weren't sitting on my lap! :D )
Nebraska Pride! I absolutely love it here! 

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