Monday, January 16, 2017

Refining Silver

My testimony of the power of prayer and fasting has really grown this week. We had a day full of miracles on Sunday! We decided to fast for our investigator Peter, and two of our returning members again this week, and all three of them showed up to church yesterday! For one of our returning members, it was his first time coming to church in 10 years! It was so exciting for us to see them there! Peter came to all three hours, and he loved the Sunday school lesson. We have our first official lesson with him tomorrow, and it's so exciting! The power of prayer and fasting is real!

On Friday, we went to a lesson and we were teaching about faith. One of our members came with us and she shared a cool story about faith with the man we were teaching... A lady went into a silversmith's shop because she wanted to learn about the process of refining silver. The man told her that he would put the silver into a furnace and let it get really hot. As it heated up, the impurities would burn out of it. He never left the furnace when the silver was inside, because he didn't want the silver to get ruined while he wasn't watching it. She asked him how he knew it was hot enough, and he told her that he knew the silver was finished when he could see his reflection in it. It's the same way with us! It reminded me of the scripture in 1 Nephi 20:10. "For behold, I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." Jesus Christ is the "author and the finisher of [our] faith." (Moroni 6:4). He allows us to go through hard times to refine our faith and to help us become more like Him. As we go through difficult times, we become more and more like Him, and we gradually "receive God's image in our countenances." (Alma 5:14). But as we go through the furnace of affliction, He will never leave our side.

Other than that, we've just been trying to find investigators. We went on Sister Barrow's first car fast this week, and boy was it fun, haha! We walked a really long ways in the rain and wind, and needless to say, we slept very well that night! 

I love you!
Sister Dille

Sorry, I only took two pictures this week, haha. I'll do better next week! :)

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