My Conversion Story


Man, crazy week this week, it was defiantly an emotional roller coaster.

The week started off pretty good.  We went to one of our investigators, Jaleeza, and invited her to an FHE (Family Home Evening).  At first she wasn’t very keen on coming, so then we started talking and by the end, she said she would come.  Well to make a long story short, she didn’t come to the FHE yesterday.  That’s ok we will go see her this week, and see what’s up.

We met this new investigator Penny. She is really keen to hear from us, and we are teaching her the restoration this week.  She is coming to a FHE today, and we are going to teach her the plan of salvation, so it should be good.

Man, so funny story.  You might have to edit this one from the blog.  We went to one of our investigators homes, and we were having a pretty serious conversation.  She was telling us why she doesn’t want to join the church, and well she got up to get something in the kitchen.  In the back of her pants, she had some holes in the bum, and she wasn’t wearing any underwear.  Oh man, my comp and I were dying.  It honestly took all our will power not to laugh.  Oh man, it was funny, and the thing is she knew that the holes were there because at the end she said “oh yeah don’t mind my pants they have holes in them but I don’t care they are comfortable.”  Oh man, that was one for the books.

So Wednesday night we get a call from the second councilor in the bishopric.  He asked me to speak on Sunday, so I asked him what he wanted me to speak on.  He said he didn’t know, and that he would text me the info.  Well he didn’t text me until Friday night!  I had to speak on how you show obedience to the first and second great commandment through missionary work!  Man that was nerve racking, but hey it all worked out in the end so all good.

So you asked me for my conversion story, well I have to say my conversion came through the atonement and the scriptures. So I guess I should tell you guys about when I was 12 years old I was really struggling a lot.  That’s why I was the way I was for so long.  Honestly, you don’t have the Spirit with you and it really ruins you.  Well I was fighting it for so long, and I didn’t know how to get over it.  I didn’t want to tell you guys because I was so ashamed of myself.  Well I remember getting to this point where I just wanted to be done.  I was over it, but it was so hard to stop.  I remember one night just being at a really, really low point and really struggling.  I just got down on my knees and pleaded with Heavenly Father that he would help me.  I pleaded with him, and then I started to read my scriptures.  I tried every day, and slowly things got better.  When I would slip I would get on my knees, and plead for strength. Over time it happened, and I realized when I was completely over it.  I had used the atonement and everything I had been taught as a kid was true.  That’s when my conversion came, I knew the Church was true and I knew that if that was true then Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the Church had to have been restored.  It’s funny how we go through trials.  If you completely rely on your Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ, they refine us into the person we are to become.  Honestly, I am really grateful for that trail.  Through it my relationship with my Heavenly Father has been strengthened, my testimony has been built, and it feels like a firm foundation. When we go through trails we can’t let them define us we have to let them refine us, and that will only happen if we completely hand it all over to God.

Love you heaps!

Sister Vavla


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