Elder Grilliot in Uganda

Elder Grilliot in Uganda

Monday, April 21, 2014

Miracles Do Happen

   From the beginning of this week until now everything has been going really well. Gulu really is a great place to serve. It is a beautiful place, with many humble people. The branch here is doing really well. For Easter Sunday we had a lot of investigators and Less-active members come to church. Sacrament attendance is usually steady around 100 to 110, but this last Sunday the Sacrament attendance was 140! It was really cool. A very spiritual sacrament meeting. I really like the branch president here. He is a very smart guy and he's a returned missionary, so he knows generally how the church is supposed to be run. Most returned missionaries know how the church is supposed to run, going on a mission is really what trains most of the church leaders in this side of the world.
   We had a really amazing experience this last week. We were tracking in part of our area on Thursday, when we ran into this nice old lady and her two children. We didn't have enough time to teach them, so we just set a return appointment with them for Saturday. That Saturday, our schedule was really busy. We were to do Zone conference, the A.P.'s and the mission president were coming up to Gulu, and our whole day after zone conference zone confrence was super packed with appointments. Our original plan was to meet this lady and her family at around 5 o clock, but because of the time zone conference ended we didn't know if we time. we had to move some of our appointments around but we were unable to tell if we were going to be able to see here on that day. We gave her a call and she assured us that she would be around all day and if we found time to visit she would be there. That day our appointments were super packed but somehow we managed just in time to finish all of our plans by 8 o clock, so we headed off to see that woman and her family. It was a really powerful lesson about the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The spirit was really strong as my companion and I testified about the truthfulness of the Prophet Joseph Smith and of the Book of Mormon. At the end of the lesson, she paused us, and told us two things. The first is that her Uncle is also a member of the church, and when she gave me his name I recognized him as the patriarch of the Kampala Stake. The second thing is that, that very morning she had prayed to God that if we (My companion and I) really have a message from Him, that we come today, and that if our message is not from him, that we don't come today. We honestly (from the schedule that we had that day) should not have had time to visit her, I don't know how it happened but somehow we managed to get time to see her that day. It was a miracle. We gave her a baptismal date, she came to church the next day and is now progressing very well. The Lord truly blessed us.
   Everything here is doing great. The lord is blessing us, and I can see it in my life. Love you all, and wish you a great week.

-Elder Grilliot

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