Sister Tanner attended her District meeting on Tuesday. They spent the day doing lots of role-plays and learning new methods of teaching people. Right after their meeting, a less active member texted Sister Tanner asking if her and Sister King could come over. They were able to talk to this woman for awhile about the problems she is currently going through. Sister Tanner was able to use the scriptures to comfort her, and help her through this rough time. "By the time we left, she was feeling a lot better! It's awesome that the scriptures always have something for everyone", Sister Tanner said.
Sister Tanner had so much success on Wednesday! She was able to visit and contact so many people! Her and Sister King even went tracting in a new area together! "We must have picked the meanest street in Wisconsin", Sister Tanner said. "Sister King was scared to death!" Luckily, the Sisters had a great day and were able to stay safe! That night, they were able to teach a Priesthood lesson to a family in their ward. The kids loved getting their Priesthood Reese's!
After weekly planning on Thursday, Sister Tanner and her companion went to contact a referral they had received. The Sisters are so dedicated, as it took them over an hour to get there! "I'm surprised my toes still don't have frost-bite. The Lord blesses us for sure", Sister Tanner said. The appointment went amazing! The girl was very nice and open, and even scheduled a time to meet with them again. Meeting with her was worth every minute of Sister Tanner walking through the freezing cold.
Friday was another full day of teaching for Sister Tanner. One of her lessons that day was with another less active member she has been working with. She had planned to teach him a lesson about Jesus Christ and the gospel. Right when she started the lesson, something felt wrong. She kept feeling inspired to ask certain questions. Before she knew it, the entire lesson was on prayer. " That's what he needed", Sister Tanner said! "I love feeling the Spirit prompting me to change our lesson plans because that means we are relying on the Spirit." How amazing it is to be so in tune to the spirit, that the Lord can completely guide you in a lesson! I'm sure she was able to inspire that man! Afterwards, she met an amazing family who invited her right into their home! She taught them a lesson right away, and even has another scheduled with them! They seem like an amazing family who is ready to hear the Gospel! What a successful Friday for Sister Tanner! She ended her day by making Valentines to pass out to people next week. She also had dinner with one of her favorite Sisters in the ward! "She's awesome, and the most hilarious person on earth", Sister Tanner said of her. She is so lucky to have such amazing ward members who love her and take such great care of her!
Saturday was another successful day full of lessons and visiting with less actives and investigators. Sister Tanner feels so blessed to be able to bring the spirit into so many homes, and share the gospel with the people of Wisconsin.
The Sabbath is always a wonderful day for Sister Tanner. She enjoyed hearing all the talks in Sacrament Meeting about enduring to the end and overcoming trials. In class, she learned about families, and the Plan of Salvation. "It was a great Sunday", she said. What a wonderful week it was for Sister Tanner!
Sister Tanner's Thoughts and Testimony:
"Happy LOVE Week! I love you all so very much! Valentine's day is one of my favorite holidays! One reason, the decorations are PINK and HEARTS! Duh! But the main reason is because it's about LOVE. Charity is the pure love of Christ. We should all strive to love others the way Christ did. I think of his life and the many lives he touched because of his love. He LOVES us so he atoned for us to be able to overcome all things and return to him and Heavenly Father. I pray to be able to love with the pure love of Christ."
"I've been studying about the Atonement and about Jesus Christ because I'm reading the New Testament. I read Matt 11:28-30. "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest". " (This is also quoted at Sister Tanner's favorite spot in the Visitor's Center of the Oakland Temple.)
"Moroni 10:32-33, "Come unto Christ and be perfected in him". I am so grateful for my Savior. It truly is because of him that I can overcome my trials. Because Jesus Christ bled from every pore and died for me, I can find peace, I can become perfect, I can be forgiven of my sins, and I can stand before my Heavenly Father without spot, I can be with my family forever, and I can live up to my potential. Christ makes it possible. He is my Savior and redeemer, my brother, and my best friend. I know that He lives, and I know He loves us more than we can comprehend. Happy Valentine's Day!"
Sister Karlie Tanner