Miracles 3/25/15

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLast trip to the Mexico Monterrey temple

This week I wanted to talk a little bit about miracles. First off, the definition:

“A miracle is an extraordinary event caused by the power of God. Miracles are an important element in the work of Jesus Christ. They include healings, restoring the dead to life, and resurrection. Miracles are a part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith is necessary in order for miracles to be manifested”

Next, a couple of scriptures:

Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

 And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls. Alma 37:6-7

12 For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith. Eter 12:12
(Or it can be taken as the positive way: Where there is faith, God will do miracles among them)
Last, a couple of small examples:
We were able to touch the heart of a man that has been very hard. He is the father of a recent convert and hasn´t been very receptive towards us. We passed by their house the other day and he was going through some very hard circumstances. We were able to sing to him and invite him to church. He was humble and willing to listen. His daughter was able to go to mutual this week and the future looks brighter for them.
We found someone who is willing to change looking for less active members. We knocked on just one door and asked if we could come in, after finding out that who we were looking for didn´t live there anymore. She accepted what we taught her and is very willing to continue learning and acting.
We found a family! When we first walked in we did not feel like they were going to accept us, but as we taught their whole family (parents and 3 children) about the Restoration of the Gospel we felt the Spirit and were able to answer all of their questions. It was  lesson worthy of the District 😛 It was a testimony builder for me.
My prayer was answered in a very direct way. As we were heading off to our weekly meeting that we have with the other missionaries I prayed that we would be able to put goals for how we can become better as missionaries. When the Zone Leaders started teaching, they gave us about 10 minutes to go to another room to put goals with our companion! 
I love when we can see the hand of God in our lives so clearly. I know He is in each and every one of you lives. He cares about every aspect of it. I know that when we work hard, ask with faith and trust in Him, everything will work out and we will be able to see the hand of God more and more in our lives.
Another small part of another definition:
Miracles should not be regarded as deviations from the ordinary course of nature so much as manifestations of divine or spiritual power.
Look for those small and simple things that the Lord puts in your lives to make great changes. I know they are there. Have faith in that and then you will see.
I love you all SO much. Make this a great week. I hope to hear about your miracles on Monday 🙂
con muchísimo amor y un abrazo de oso
Hermana Chapman
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