A lot of things happened this week. I will start first with... We had a baptism! On Saturday, E was able to get baptized! It went very well! Her family came out to her baptism and then to church on Sunday. The baptism was very special and then the family had cake afterward... and to our surprise they ended up sending the leftover cake home with us!? We honestly have so much cake!!
Then on Sunday at church, a lot of our investigators showed up, which was kind of a surprise because we were worried about daylight savings and everyone forgetting about the hour change. M came with Sister Price and was able to enjoy church. Elder Dale and I are excited this week because M has chosen to get baptized on the 20th! She has given up coffee and is going strong. Then C, another one of our investigators, came with J. C is a recovering alcoholic and is looking for change in his life. The stressful part about church was that C came drunk... But he still had a great time. The cool part of the story is that C leans over to us during sacrament and told us that he wants to get baptized! So we told him that we could work toward a date in April but first he has to quit drinking. He stayed all three hours and loved it. During priesthood, C heard someone’s testimony about how the Spirit changed his life. Then C interrupted and asked what it felt like. The brother in the ward started to describe the feeling as an "undeniable feeling." Then C said, "you felt the Holy Ghost... that is the same feeling that I have felt today. I am thankful for all of you showing me the way today and I have decided to come to this church from now on." By this time, I believe that the drunkenness had worn off and C truly did feel the Holy Ghost. He felt it promising him that this is the path to the change that he seeks in his life. It was amazing to see the hope in his eyes after he had come to church.
I know that this church is true and has the fulness of the gospel. It is what brings change into peoples' lives. The atonement provided by Jesus Christ allows us all to become better people and I have seen it.
Well, I hope that you all have a great week and enjoy the week ahead. Keep M and C in your prayers.