Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 20, 2014

On Monday we had to take my companion into the walk in clinic and had called a member to take us there.  We felt we should ask Sister Blotter.  While we were there we ran into a former investigator that just happened to be there and the only members of the church they are friends with are the Blotters so it was perfect!  We really saw a lot of tender mercies that day!  A referral we had met with called us and said that she had read the chapters we had assigned her in the Book of Mormon and that she felt she was understanding it and wanted to tell us more about it and about baptism!  She lives far away but we plan to see her this Friday.
 This was a very exciting week because our mission president was coming to interview us and also one of our investigators, Aaron.  Aaron is doing so well!  He comes to church every Sunday and reads the Book of Mormon every night with his wife.  He is truly making so many good changes in his life and desires to feel true forgiveness.  He passed the interview!  We are so happy for him and his desire to be baptized.  He still has a long process ahead of him but is taking the steps and starting the process to be baptized.  He came to church yesterday in a new white shirt, I know that's a little thing but with everything he is doing you can just see his desire to make good changes in his life and be good.  Our mission president gave him a priesthood blessing as well.  What an incredible experience that was.  I will never forget it.  That was Aaron's first priesthood blessing. 
We have still been working with the Stocker family and they are taking longer but they still desire to be baptized, they just take baby steps.  We watched the CES fireside with them and they came to a primary activity and to church on Sunday, so they are making progress.  
On Thursday Sister Brandley and I stopped by a former investigator.  It just so happened that she had been thinking about us that day too!  It was my first time meeting her but the other sisters had taught her a little during the summer.  They are a wonderful family!  We walked in and she was cooking dinner and listening to piano guys!  She said it was the only music that she and her husband could agree on, haha.  Anyway we have a return appointment with her tomorrow. 

It has been a hard week but also we have seen so many tender mercies this week!  All the missionaries here are saying that something really good must be coming because we have seen a lot of opposition.  We have great hopes for the future though! I know that this gospel is true with all of my heart!  I love you all soooooooooooo much!  The church is faithfully true!!!!!!!!!!!!