Doctrine and Covenants 84:88

"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." Doctrine and Covenants 84:88

Write to Elder Butterfield:

Current address:

Elder Nathan Butterfield
19014 Hickory Street
Sonoma CA 95476

Previous addresses:

155 Kathy Ellen Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94951

Week 23: Free Food is the Best!

March 9, 2015

Hey guys! I don't have a ton to say this week, but I do want to tell a story that happened a couple of weeks ago!

So it was about 8:30 one night, and we didn't have any appointments, so we went to the city center to talk to people. One lady who was about to get into her car, called us over and asked if we were missionaries! She told us that her cousins are all Mormons and that one of her cousins was coming home from her mission in just two weeks! We were standing outside of a really nice restaurant (and very expensive), and she asked if we were hungry! We said no, because we had just come from dinner, but she told us that the restaurant, The Red Grape, was owned by her family! She brought us inside and gave us each a free $25 gift card, and told us to come back :)
That weekend we went back for dinner, and her sister was working there! She was probably about 24, and she came up to us and said hi, and told us about their cousins again. Then she gave us free appetizers!!
These people were so nice! We were blown away by how kind they were (and how good their food was!). We gave them our number and told them to call us if they ever need anything.. Hopefully we will be able to pay them back some day!

There's one other story that I'd like to tell from this week. On Wednesdays we teach English lessons to Hispanics. This week we had three adults and their kids come (two investigators and one member). This week’s topic was on how to pray in English, haha. We went over vocab and all sorts of grammar and things. We then finished the class by having everyone practice what we had learned! As each person struggled through their prayers, the Spirit grew and grew. By the last "Amen" the Spirit was almost overwhelming. My testimony of prayer grew tremendously through this experience. Also, thanks to this class, one of the investigators agreed to take the missionary discussions, and he has since accepted an invitation to baptism!

I want to bear my testimony that I know that prayer works. Through communicating with God, we are inviting him to help us in our lives. He wants to be a part of our lives so desperately, that he is just waiting for each of us to make the first step. I exhort all of you to kneel in sincere prayer tonight and just tell Heavenly Father how much you love Him and how thankful you are. If you do this, I promise that you will feel a confirming spirit that God is there listening. And I leave this with you, until next week, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Love you all :)
Elder Butterfield

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