We have also taught many classes on the Temple and the blessings we can receive when we go there. This coming June, Chuuk will have 31 people going through the temple for the first time to become Families for Time and All Eternity. We are so excited for them all. We are in the process of getting another group prepared to go in November, after we are gone home. That will fall into the hands of the Chuukese members that have been sealed in June to teach them and help them finish preparing.
We have been working on winding things down here on our mission but we felt prompted to teach more classes. We weren't sure why or what we needed to teach. We prayed together asking what we should do. Our answer came back to teach them how to build relationships, not just for the active person, but inactive, investigators and all adults wanting and having the desire to learn. We still were not sure how this was going to work out but we knew it had to be different than the other classes. We looked over manuals in the library and saw many, many different ones - all in English and the majority of people don't read English and won't touch them. They just sit there collecting dust and the people have no idea what they are for because the church is still relatively new here.
The discussion was very good; still we were not sure how the class was going to go. Well, it turns out if you are wiling to teach what the Lord wants you to teach you truly can help people. Sometimes He answers prayers through other people. Our Area Authority, President Ringwood, once told us that if we do all we can do we can be an answer to someones prayer. But we needed to make ourselves available. We have often pondered what that meant while on our mission.
We told her that we could not advise her, that she needed to take it to the Lord and maybe even her priesthood leaders.
It turns out the District President was in the class, he normally does not come to our classes. He taught her very well, he used examples and lessons from the scriptures. He told the group that people have told him he should give his kids away to those who can’t have them also. He has 11 ranging from 18 to 1 month. We don't believe in coincidence, we believe he was there for her. It was a wonderful tender mercy and we feel blessed to be part of it. No one knew what she was going through; we just followed the spirit and let the Lord do the rest.