February 3, 2014
We have finally had a couple of warmer days, which has made biking much easier. We'll see what happens this next week, but with those couple of days, the Lord accomplished some great things through us. Earlier this week we started teaching a single mom named V. and her six kids. They are a super nice family and are willing to learn, but V. has some concerns with some doctrinal points of the Church. We are hoping we can help resolve her concerns; we don't want to lose them. If you could pray for them, that would be great.
I got the package on February 1st (It was a nice half-birthday present :) ) It was great and I love the stuff that was in it, especially the minion Twinkies :) In the words of Gru, the whole thing was "como un burro." Thanks a lot! :)
On Saturday evening, we visited a guy named M. that Elder Loosli and I found months ago. Elder Cole and I re-found him a couple months later, but we haven't really been able to meet with him much. Anyway, we visited him Saturday night and invited him to church and he came! He even stood up and bore his testimony of Jesus's love in Sacrament meeting. He also said he didn't feel like there was a true church on the Earth, much to the surprise of the Stake Presidency member on the stand, but you've got to cut him some slack-- we haven't taught him that much yet :) He stayed after church with us to watch an 8 year old baptism and he plans to come to church again next week and bring his girlfriend, too. After church, we went and contacted a media referral from church headquarters. The guy, B., really loves the organization of the Church and is anxious to be baptized ASAP. We just have to help him gain a testimony. He is so golden that it seems to good to be true, so we will have to be careful just in case. Even so, there ARE golden people out there and he could be one of them. We also contacted another media referral on Sunday who is anxious to learn and willing to consider baptism. In all, we were led to 8 new investigators this week, which is a record for our area.
We are slowly working with the people we had before. We are starting to get a huge teaching pool. The trick now is going to be to get them all to church and help them progress!
I hope things are going well there and that everyone is okay!
Have a blessed week,