I have two amazing experiences I'd like to share. First is with Lucyna (who has a baptismal date for July 27th!). We met her on the street and she just looked so sad! We talked to her and set up a meeting. At the first meeting, she still looked so depressed, and the atmosphere in the lesson was just a little sad (i mentioned her in my last week's email). We asked her to read some of the Book of Mormon and the Plan of Salvation pamphlet. The next time we saw her, we could see a difference in her eyes! She looked happier and seemed to have more hope! We extended a baptismal date for the end of next month and she accepted! A few days later, we had another lesson with her, and she looked even better! This time in a dress and smiled when she saw us! We watched the Restoration film and after it was over she said she could feel the love of God in her heart as she watched the movie! We asked her to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and to ask the Lord if it was true and asked her to pray about Joseph Smith. The next day, we had another meeting with her and asked her if she recieved an answer. She said she believes the Book of Mormon to be true and the Joseph Smith is "the truest of all the prophets"! We were blown away! The change in her has been miraculous to watch and this is only the 4th time we've met with her! She is so excited for her baptism next month! It is just so amazing to be a part of this amazing change in her life!
The other amazing experience was that Sister Bezdjian and I got the standard this week and also reached our goal of teaching 26 lessons (beating Sister Bezdjian's record from her entire mission!) The Lord blessed us with EXACTLY the numbers that we needed to acheive these goals! I have really learned a lot about goal making in the past few weeks! But the amazing thing and Hand of the Lord that I witnessed this week was yesterday in church. We were sitting in church with 2 investigators present and I was praying so hard that Julia would come on time (she would also be the determining factor of if we could get the standard or not). And what do you know, but in walks Julia!!! Everything else after that all just fell into place for us to get the standard this week! It was absolutely amazing to see how the Lord really does listen to my prayers and wants to bless Sister Bezdjian and I for our real intent in goal setting!