Hey everyone!! How is everything going? So guess what? I said we were going to have a better week last week and sure enough it was better. We still have a lot of work to be where we need to be at but it's sure getting there. We got a media referral from a young man at the end of the week before last week but was not able to get in touch with him until early this past week. He is golden! He has a very limited knowledge about God and the gospel of Jesus Christ but he has a strong testimony of the divinity of Christ. He was invited to go to a dance at the stake center across of the temple visitors center. After the dance he decided to take a tour of the Visitors center and felt that he needed to learn more. He asked for a Book of mormon, we got the referral and contacted him. When we met we taught him about how the church was restored to the earth and invited him to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and also invited him to be baptized! The spirit was so strong he agreed with no hesitations. He came to church and absolutely loved it. He told us he was excited but nervous about the baptism which is set for Dec. 3. We are so blessed and excited to be teaching him. The Lord is truly preparing people all over, especially those around us. He places them in our path daily. I like to ask myself, "Am I always looking to see if those that cross my path are the elect that Heavenly Father has prepared to accept his restored gospel?" Most times I find that my answer to that questing is no. So I have to repent and do better the next day. It's amazing to see all the random people that I come across that the Lord has prepared to meet with us day to day.
Other great things are happening. We've been meeting and teaching this woman who is a relative to our recent convert. It has been a slow process with her. But she recently went through a scary experience in which she wasn't able to breath for some odd reason. She was rushed to the hospital and the nurses fixed her right up but wanted to keep her for a while to monitor her a bit and make sure that whatever happened wouldn't happen again. She had promised us weeks in advance that she would come to church with us but ended us this sunday, the one she'd promise to save for us, she ends up going into the hospital. She called us Saturday from the hospital just to let us know she wouldn't be coming. I had planned to go and visit her that night but circumstances didnt allow us to make it. So Sunday night we planned to go and see her. When we walked up to her room she lit up like a christmas tree. She was so happy to see us. She said that she told all her family members that she was in the hospital but not one person came to visit her. We shared a message with her that really seemed to give her comfort. Then before we left we gave her a blessing of healing. She was the happiest I had ever seen. The Spirit was soooo strong in there. Knowing the spirit was so strong we talked about baptism, a topic she isn't very fond of. She told us, I'm scared of water so I don't think I can do it! We taught her about the importance of it and explained how it goes. She finally said. Let me prepare myself and pray about it so I can be baptized. Once again the Lord preparing peoples hearts to accept his gospel.
We have a great pool of solid investigators and we continue to help it grow by asking for referrals. Everyone we teach have lots of friends who are in need of the blessings of the gospel. The lessons we teach sparks a name in their mind, someone they feel could use that message. We ask them if they know anyone who might need the blessings of the message we teach and they refer their friends to us. They are truly inspired by God to mention them because so far, everyone referral we've met have truly been in need of those messages. I would encourage and invite you to invite the missionaries over to hear a message. As you listen pay attention to the spirit. He could reveal unto you someone you know or will come in contact with that would benefit and be ready to meet with the missionaries. President Gordon B Hinckley said, " Do you want to be happy? Forget yourself and get lost in this great cause." As we take the time to put some effort in this great cause of inviting others to come unto Christ we receive great happiness.
So that in a nut shell we are doing great! oh yeah and it's been nice and warm here. I think that that means it's going to be a bad winter. Errrrg..... We'll see. Hopefully this is just blessings from the Lord! I love you and thanks again for the updates. Talk to you again soon!