Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,
During the coming year, 2015, we would like to share with you some of the spiritual experiences our Missionaries have had here in the Florida Orlando Mission. We look forward to you reading them and sharing in the spirit of missionary work.
We love and thank you for your prayers and support, may you all be blessed in the coming New Year.
Our love, President and Sister Berry
I’m Sister Kreiberg from Denmark, Europe.
I would love to share with you a spiritual experience I had as we prepared one of God’s children to be baptized. I had just arrived in a new area, I was filled with the spirit and a certain sense of urgency. My companion and I talked to everyone we saw and prayed to find those who were prepared.One day as we were checking the mail we met, Richard. It was a short encounter, but there we were able to testify of the happiness of this message. We scheduled an appointment to share more. When we returned, Richard explained that he had a desire to obtain the happiness he saw in us. After a couple of months of learning and making necessary changes, he still didn’t feel as though he was ready for baptism. We struggled to know how to help him, but we continued to testify that if he asked God, with a sincere heart, God would answer him.
One day as he was driving he saw a beautiful white building and was impressed to take a closer look. As Richard arrived he noticed the church’s name, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and remembered what we had testified of. He offered a prayer to God asking if the things we had taught were true. Richard received an answer to his prayers, he explained, “Never in my life have I felt such an overwhelming and warm feeling, I knew it was true! I couldn’t deny it. My heart was filled with such love, that it even brought me to tears.”
I had never felt such joy as I did when Richard recounted his experience. Two weeks later he was baptized, as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I know with all my heart that Heavenly Father answers all of His children’s prayers. I’m thankful to be an instrument in His great work and witness such beautiful miracles! There is no greater joy!