This week was just an awesome week. Even though a lot of our investigators couldn't meet with us, the ones we did meet with us were awesome!
So first of all, the most exciting news is that J got baptized yesterday! It finally happened! It was such a great time at the service for a few reasons: first of all I have never seen J smile so much! He is a pretty quiet, shy kid but during the baptism and right after he was smiling like none other, it was great! Secondly some of his extended family, who are less active, were able to come and witness it! It was awesome because the spirit was so strong and I’m confident the talks and testimonies that were shared will help J as he prepares to receive the priesthood and also help his family grow their faith.
The second awesome thing that happened this week is our lesson with A. Again he was attentive, asking questions, and taking notes. This man is awesome! We were going more in depth with the Plan of Salvation and he started to talk to us about his dad who was a pastor for many years. He told us about how his father influenced him and how excited he is that some of the things his father told him right before he died, were coming true through our teachings. The coolest example is the statement his father said to him in one of the last letters he sent. He said, "make sure to study the restoration of Christ's church." and then he referred to our first lesson when we talked about the restoration and how his knowledge of the gospel and Christ's plan for us had grown as he listened to the "restored gospel of Christ" we had been teaching him. I love teaching him and I always leave these lessons feeling happy and filled with the spirit.
This week was great as well since we got the chance to have J, J, and T all at church It's always great to have investigators at church.
Another super fun thing we had happen this week is that we were able to go on a prayer walk with some members of a Baptist church. Haha Elder Magee and I were on exchanges with the district leader down in New Iberia, and the first thing we did was go on that walk. Haha we were passing out pass-along cards, as well as flyers for that church’s activities. It was super funny because some of the people had megaphones and were shouting prayers to bless the city, and trying to bless the people to stay out of temptations way, and to get rid of the violence and drugs in the city. There was even a 1.5 year old girl who was the preachers granddaughter who was yelling Hallelujah from her stroller for a lot of the time, it was pretty adorable actually.
So yea that is the week. I hope y’all have an awesome rest of the school year!
|At the Prayer Walk|