Missionary Moment 16: Open Your Mouth

Hello! It’s been another great week! This week I saw a pretty cool miracle.So, as you might have noticed, I am still very new to this whole new world of missionary work. And I have to say, the work is great, but the language is rough. I still struggle wording things and understanding and this week had a perfect example of that. One day, we were planning on meeting the sisters to do some work together and my companion and I were contacting people on the street. We found a young man and began to talk with him. I, very quickly, got lost in the conversation. I was not understanding anything the man or my companion was saying. Then the man looked at me and asked what sounded like a question. I helplessly looked to my companion hoping for a translation. My companion kindly repeated the question… still in czech. So I decided to just testify of how I came to know that God exists and cares about me. I could really feel the spirit as I talked and I honestly did not know a lot of the words I was saying. We then exchenged contact information and the man went on his way. My companion turned to me and said “wow! That was the best I’ve ever heard you speak! You were even casing the irregulars correctly and following the (other strange rules)!” Then the sisters, who had arrived in the middle of our conversation but just stood a little ways off came up and said “You two were testifying hard, we could feel it over there!”. I kind of laughed to myself at that moment, because I knew that none of that was because of me, but because of the Holy Spirit and what God needed me to say to that man. It reminds me of a scripture in the Doctrine and Covenants, section 33 verses 8 and 9, which read:

8 Open your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness.
9 Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo, I am with you.

When I did not understand anything that was going on, I had opened my mouth and attempted to say something to help this man, and by so doing, gained the help and strength from God to say what that man needed to hear. I know that God will always be there for us and will always lift us as we trust in him. He loves us so much!

Have a nice week!

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