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WATCH THE VIDEO.
It'll blow your mind. At least it did to me. It's amazing.
You guys. Easter is on Sunday! Isn't that exciting? I love Easter. It symbolizes rebirth, new beginnings, new opportunities. Just as Earth is finally waking up from winter, we can wake up from darkness and coldness and find greater light and happiness in our lives!
Because of Him!
We've studied a lot about the Savior the last few weeks. We've been sharing a wicked awesome Easter lesson with the ward members and pretty much anyone else who'll listen. Definitely has impacted my life. Thinking about all the Savior went through is kind of depressing, but has so much meaning knowing that He did it all for ME. And the knowledge that He was resurrected also means so much. It's the ultimate happy ending. And it just has that much more power and hope it in, because of all that happened before.
Isn't Easter beautiful?
This week was awesome. So many miracles! The Saco ward just finished something we called the '40 Day Fast'. Everyday for 40 days a different family/person fasted for an opportunity to share the Gospel with someone, or simply to bless someone's life in some way. Then last night we had a fireside as a kind of closing celebration. There was an opportunity for anyone who had had a missionary experience to stand up and share what had happened - and there were a lot!
Seriously. Seek and ye shall find. Ask Heavenly Father to help you share His love with someone, and He'll give you that opportunity. The hard part is recognizing it.
One miracle that happened to us this week happened yesterday actually! After spending six hours (no exaggeration) at the church for different meetings and such, we had just pulled into our apartment and were about to go in and have a lunch break. But we decided to make a few calls first, make sure that there wasn't anyone else that we needed to go see right then. Sister Jackman decided to call a member of the ward, Sister Miranda, and make sure she knew about the fireside. So we called her, and right as Sister Miranda answered she said "I have a question for you!"
Sister Miranda's friend Steven has been driving up from Massachusetts to come to church with her for a few weeks now. And recently he started reading the Book of Mormon. Yesterday after church they watched some of General Conference, and Steven had all kinds of questions. Sister Miranda was trying her best to answer them, but had kind of gotten stuck. Right then, we called!
Talk about divine timing.
We went over and talked and answered Steven's questions for a while, and now he's a new investigator! It'll be interesting, teaching him when he lives in Mass. and only comes up for Sunday, but he doesn't want to meet with the missionaries or go to church down there, because he doesn't know anyone. So we'll figure it out.
We also had a really cool Sister's Conference this week! All the Sister missionaries in Maine and Southern New Hampshire got together and we talked all about girly things and stuff like that. I don't really know how to describe it. Extremely uplifiting, super motivating, and a ton of fun. Sister Dixon and Sister Burton - my last two companions who happen to be companions now - were there, and that was fun to see them again!
This week is Zone Conference (remember how I said that missionaries love conferences?) and that'll be exciting. And it's finally starting to get warm, so people are outside again! Biddeford and Saco are actually inhabited! It's great.
Well, that's about it for this week. If you didn't watch the video before, go watch it RIGHT NOW.
Heck, even if you did watch it before, go watch it again! Share it on facebook and twitter! Call all your friends and tell them about it! Easter only comes once a year, but the blessings of Christ's Atonement and resurrection bless our lives EVERY SINGLE DAY. Let's make sure that everyone knows that!
I love you all!
Sister Lindsey Berg
P.S. I know I promised pictures from tapping trees, but the computer isn't working. Next week.