I really don't know where to begin with this past week! So much has happened in our areas and it has been keeping us real busy. First off, an investigator from a different ward just recently moved into our boundaries and this guy is awesome. His name is Larry and he knows the church is true without a doubt, is almost done reading The Book of Mormon a SECOND time, and wants to be baptized so bad! The only thing keeping him from being baptized right now is that he smokes. The previous Elders got him down to only smoking one cigarette a day which is close but not quite there yet. He wants to be baptized at the beginning of August and we are hoping to motivate him to do it sooner. He came to our ward yesterday for the first time and the members loved him. We are really excited to get to teach Larry!
We have been receiving a ton of referrals lately from the ward and over the media. This past week, we got three referrals from the media. One of them was named Jamie and we called her up and scheduled an appointment with her. We got a member to go with us over to see her. She has been going through some really hard times lately and she just wants to find happiness through God. We weren't planning on it, but we both felt prompted to teach her the Restoration, so we did. She had some questions that we answered and she committed to read The Book of Mormon and pray about it. She told us before we left that she felt at peace while we were teaching and that she hadn't felt that way before. We helped her recognize that it was the spirit and promised that she would get the same feelings from reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. We hope to see her again sometime soon!
So remember that guy that was walking his dog that we talked to last week? We weren't able to visit him this week but he texted us the other day and told us how eager he was for us to come over and teach us about our religion. He said that he is hoping to come to our church this next week. I don't think I've ever street contacted someone that is as interested as this man is. We are planning on seeing him this week and we pray that all goes well with him.
So much more has happened this week but I better save those experiences for a different time. We have continuously seen the Hand of God in our work and he has been blessing us beyond belief. God truly is aware of those that are ready for this gospel and he will always send his worthy and willing servants to them. Thank you all for the emails and letters. I hope you all have a great memorial weekend and enjoy the beginning of summer!!
|We went down a back ally to locate a less active and found this. Hood ballers!|