Monday, July 17, 2017

"If Opportunity Doesn't Knock, Build a Door" 7/17/2017

This week was a blast! We worked, worked, worked! Lots of good things happened. First off, on Friday we were on exchanges and Elder Braswell and I talked to this man named K in his car at a Safeway parking lot and invited him to come on a tour of our church right then. He accepted and met us at the church a few minutes later and we took him on a tour. It was unusual because he had so many questions and was pretty curious how the church worked and what a ward was. We did our best to answer his questions and then Elder Braswell shared a verse from 1 Corinthians chapter 12 that talks about callings in the church, which K seemed to like. Then K came to church on Sunday and said he really enjoyed it! Unfortunately he is not in our area so the other missionaries in the Stadium area are excited to be working with him haha! 

Another tender mercy is that during our first church meeting, a guy named L walked into the meeting that we didn't recognize so we went and talked to him. He mentioned that he was just looking for a church and happened to come across ours so he thought he would check it out. -- As you can imagine I was so happy to hear that hahah! Turns out that he works with a lot of the members of the ward at his job so that was an instant connection and after the meeting he agreed to take the lessons! 

Then last but not least, in our second church meeting at the YSA ward a girl brought her friend to church that was a non-member and she stayed the whole time and is now interested in taking the lessons too! It definitely was a great Sunday and God sure helped us out by sending some people our way! 

And to put the cherry on top, L has been meeting with the missionaries off and on for a few months and had reached out to us and this time she seems like she is ready. Her smoking habit had stopped her from getting baptized in the past, which is understandable because it is a hard habit to overcome, but she is now saying that she is ready and has been reading the Book of Mormon and has a great testimony of it! So crossing my fingers that she will continue to be strong and can be baptized this weekend! 

Well love you all and have a great week! 

Pictures from the new mission blog:

Central Conference "Meet & Greet" the new mission president

South Conference "Meet & Greet" the new mission president

Mission Leadership Conference

Mission Leadership Conference

Sunday evening conference call with the missionaries

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