I never knew what it was to love someone before my mission. I had never seen the hand of the Lord like I do now. I've never seen so many miracles nor heard the Lord's voice so clearly. I think it truly is a miracle that I can meet with someone for an hour and then come away loving them. Spend an hour or two with them for 4 months and that person is so dear to you and has become a part of you.
Lemuria truly has become one of those people. She is the coolest, most loving, most pure, sweetest little old spirits I have ever had the privilege of meeting. We haven't been able to put her on baptismal date or get her to come to church due to circumstances outside her control, but we got her to come to the district leader's baptism on Saturday! Yay! Just two days before, we had been talking to her and going through the baptismal interview questions, and the only thing she had had any questions about was Joseph Smith. She didn't know. She hadn't gotten that answer yet. Then, at the baptism, we were in charge of the intermediate part, and had been asked to teach the Restoration. We did, but instead of just running through the lesson, we decided to sing instead. So Sister Blair and I sang Joseph Smith's First Prayer, and it was an amazing experience. The spirit was so powerful and Lemuria's eyes were just shining. But wait, it gets better. After the service was over, Lemuria came up to us, gave us a hug, and then whispered in our ears, "Just so you know, while you were singing, there was an angel standing between you two." She smiled and said, "It was a sign." Whoa. That was such a miracle for both Lemuria and us. She had received her answer, and had given us such a sure knowledge that Father hears our prayers and He really does send His angels to our aid.