I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. ~3John 1:4

With three of our children now serving in three different countries around the world, we thought this would be the best and easiest way for our friends and family to follow them on their journeys and watch as they learn, grow, and share their experiences. Lance is a combat medic in the US Army and is deployed to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Air Assault, Nicki is serving an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in New Mexico, and Hunter is serving a two year mission in Honduras. We are so blessed!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Faith + Prayers = Blessings

Our miracle rocks!
A little piece of home and a reminder of "H"

So this week has been pretty great. We got to meet with "H"!!! He's so cool. So he took a vacation to a bunch of State Parks through out colorado and Utah. He said he was in Utah and he was thinking about us since it's our homeland. Then he started praying for us and about us. (keep in mind this is someone who has never had a Christian background/ really ever prayed before meeting with us) While he was praying he asked for help to pick out a rock for us. Since it's our homeland. And he likes to carry things from Vietnam with him. So he finishes his prayer and he looks down and there's a rock there he picks it up and it splits into 3 pieces!! Now we all have a piece of this miracle rock!! It's so cool!
We invited him to be baptized during this lesson and he said he's all for it. But he still hasn't told his wife that he's even meeting with us. So we're praying really hard that he tells his wife soon and that she'd be ok with him getting baptized. 
Another cool part of this lesson (this lesson was basically a highlight of my mission) at the end we asked him if he's prayed about the BoM to know that it's true and he just look at us weird and said "I thought when you felt the Holy Ghost when you read that it meant it was true, I have no doubt that the BoM is true. haha we were kinda speechless at that point. But it was so cool. We haven't met with him for a month and he's still progressing!!
It seems like a theme this week has been daily scripture reading and prayer. It's amazing what a little reading and prayer can do for your life. Heavenly Father truly blesses all those that do these things. It seems like everyone's lives just seem to go smoother when they read their scriptures. It's just kinda interesting how this kept popping up this week.
I also learned a lesson on acting in faith about your prayers. So we pretty much pray every time we get out of the car. We were walking to a less actives house to try and contact more people. I prayed that as we were walking we'd be able to contact someone and that they would be interested in what we have to say. Then we started walking up this street, and every time we walk it, it's usually empty. All the sudden we see this girl walking towards us. I remembered my prayer and to act in faith. So I made it easier to talk to her, first of all by slowly taking up the whole side walk so she couldn't really avoid us haha and lifting up my sunglasses super early. Then we start talking to her after awhile we find out that her husband is a member and that they just moved in a few weeks ago! We found a part member family before they showed up on the records! It was awesome! Then she gave us her address so that we could go talk to her again. 
This week was a pretty good week. 

Sis. Ririe

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