Monday, October 21, 2013

"Now Behold, a marvelous work is about to go forth....."‏

Friday we were going to visit another family and we saw a field of dahlias behind a home. They were very beautiful so we "marked the spot" with a plan to go back the following day. The gentleman that owned the home and the property was about 80 years old, who digs up and replants each bulb each year. He told us the flowers were $3.00/dozen and we were welcome to come anytime and leave the money in a can on the back porch. He also has scissors and clippers to use. Well, we picked 2 dozen, purchased a nice vase for $.50 from a garage sale and made a gorgeous bouquet for our Bishop's wife. She was so appreciative and wondered how we knew she was having a hard day, plus she was a bit sick. This is just a simple miracle that shows Heavenly Father's love!
This is such a wonderful season in the history of the world to be alive. Our Modern Prophet reminded us of our Savior's words, "Go ye therefore and teach all Nations...". Joseph Smith declared"....the greatest and most important duty is to preach the gospel" and then the words of Pres. David O McKay phrased, "Every member a missionary". To these words President Monson adds his own that now is the time for members and missionaries to come together to work together and to labor in the Lord's Vineyard to bring souls unto Him. Whew!! This is quite a calling for all of us and it is just important that each of us do something to 'bring souls unto Him' in our own ways. This is the Seatac District and all six missionaries are working in the Seatac Ward.  
We have had some very interesting and wonderful experiences that last week.
We went to Ronald's home about 7pm on Sat evening. The front gate was locked and the yard was very nice with fun Halloween decorations and it looked safe so we went in the side gate. Well, we walked to the door and a black German shepherd dog just walked up to us and nosed around as we walked on the sidewalk. Then a big, larger white German shepherd walked up to a us a bit more briskly and they both turned around and walked around the house. We knocked on the door and Ronald answered nicely but asked us how we got on the porch. Well, we walked up the stairs and here we are. That surprises me that my dogs are not doing their job! He told us he had company and invited us back any evening after nine. The following day we told the Elders of our visit and Elder Flake told us to be sure we kicked the chair-linked fence before we opened the gate the next time we went. We returned Tuesday evening on splits...kicked the fence and to our total horror, the white dog came tearing around the corner of the house straight at us growling, barking with his teeth barred and then the black one also came. He was so close too jumping the fence, really; we turned and almost ran and he never stopped barking and jumping and being mean....and the door was never opened. I guess he really did not want us to come back. We realized that Heavenly Father protected us with Angels when we were in the yard and calmed the dogs followed by no barking! Another miracle in our lives. 
We met Ilene, a non-member two weeks ago. She was skyping her husband in the Phillipenes when we knocked on her door. She wanted to talk so she said she would call us and we left our card. SHE DID CALL US! We are so excited to be teaching her about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in these Latter-days and to teach her the truths we know and hold dear. I love being a missionary! 
Seatac District: Elder Porter, Tracey, Sisters, E. Kearley,  & Flake‏
Friday was Zone Conference. President and Sister Choi spoke, our Mission Choir sang "A Child's Prayer" (which was incredible) and Elder and Sister Paul Johnson, Church Commissioner of Education spent the day with us and also spoke ad trained us. One of my favored quotes of the day was by Sister Johnson and it is..."When obedience becomes more than an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with Power!" Isn't that awesome! It was such an amazing experience to get answers for the challenges I have been praying about during our conference. I continue to be reminded of God's love for "this daughter' and to know He loves all His children. Yes, another wonderful miracle given to be in my life.
May God be with each of you and bless you this week and may each of you take time to recognize the Miracles in your lives and to record them.
Love to all of Mom, Children and Grandchildren and Friends! Thanks you so much for your notes and letters and your prayers. They mean very much!

Sister Frame

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