Hey there! And we meet again, P-Day.
Another beautiful week! Lots of LA visits and loving on people.
Lots of miracles this week; every appointment we set this week went through, and I know the hand of God was in that and in guiding us so we didn't get lost. (Sister M designated this my mini senpai week, or in other words I was bike and study leader so I'll almost know what I'm doing when my next trainer comes. She helped me a lot, though, 'cause she's a sweetheart.)
M is a Filipino lady who is LA because her husband is against the Church. She is an angel but has been very stressed lately; this was the first time I met her. We taught her about the Restoration of the Gospel, with an emphasis on modern miracles. This was the first time that I quoted the prophet Joseph Smith's words regarding the First Vision in a lesson, and the Spirit enveloped us completely with an overwhelming feeling of love. (I'll attach the quote at the bottom.) It became clear to us as we sat in that room that M has been experiencing feelings of inadequecy, and we talked about God's love for her and His understanding about her situation. She is such a treasure in His eyes, and it was a huge blessing for us to feel that as we spoke with her.
I promise that even though life isn't always easy, there are miracles every day, and God is aware of each and every one of us. That's my simple testimony of the week. I'm so grateful to the Lord for His grace and mercy, and it is my hope and prayer that we can each learn to recognize His hand in our lives.
Pictures: Took my violin to an LA visit in Sister U's neighborhood; she's also LA (for health reasons) so we dropped in. She wanted to hear me play, and she got so excited when I opened the case that I simply had to let her try. She is so cute! And also me being really, really, subtle, but an off-focus birthday photo was in order.
I saw a pillar of light, exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me, I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name, and said, pointing to the other, "This is my Beloved Son. Hear Him!"
Love always, Sister Lisa Luke!