So Heavenly Father is greatly blessing us in Mt Airy Maryland and I hope he is blessing you wherever you may be!!! Last night we had a simple but great experience. We have been teaching Ryan Bubakar for a while now and really have been wanting to get his single mom involved as well. We asked him to share what we have taught him to his mom and when he would attend church to share what he felt and learned at church. Everytime we'd meet he would say that he didn't get a chance to talk to her. Then we put him on date and told him he really really needed to talk to her about getting baptized because she has to give her permission in order for him to be baptized. (note: She is a hard woman to get a hold of because she works two jobs as a nurse and whenever we catch her at home she's always asleep!) So a week after setting a date he still hadn't told her, we were admonished by our Zone leaders to talk to her or else he can't be counted as "on date". So we set an appointment with Ryan to meet with him and his mom on Sunday, last night, at his house. We were running a bit late so we called to let them know and Ryan tried to reschedule. We ask to talk to his mom and found out that he forgot to tell her and she was getting ready for bed. But she's so sweet and nice that she told us to hold on for a few minutes, she would get changed and we could come in. Long story short, we asked if she had questions; she wanted to know what exactly was being taught; we taught the first lesson; she thought it to make sense and wanted to learn more. We told her that we set a date for Ryan to be baptized the 27th of this month and asked for her permission. She looked at him and said, "Is that what you want?" He said yep. She said "Okay! If he wants to then that's fine." She told us she'd seen missionaries before and noticed how young we were. She saw the great work we did and how it kept young boys out of trouble. She expressed how what she sees in us is what she wants for her son so she is totally fine with us teaching him and him getting baptized. It was a wonderful, spirit filled lesson with the Bubakar family and I fully believe that as we continue to meet with them they will want to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized by someone holding the priesthood authority of God and then work toward being a forever family!
I'm doing very well here and I can't wait to go back out and bring more of our brothers and sisters to the knowledge of the blessing the restored gospel can bring to each person's life! This is a wonderful work and I encourage you to take part. But in order to do so you have to know what it is you are taking part in so continue, if you haven't already, to search the scriptures and build your knowledge and testimony of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit and invite other to visit mormon.org. I miss you all and hope you are doing well. I'll talke to you all soon. Aloha nui loa!