It's been a pretty great week!! This week we found 3 solid families to teach (resulting in 5 new investigators)! The first 2 were Barry and Kim. night we were tracting, and the very first door that answered was Barry! His wife wasn't home, so we taught him the restoration briefly on the porch, invited him to be baptized, and he said yes. We got a return appointment , and he and his wife were both there and really excited to learn more and read the Book of Mormon! The next 2 were Will and his mom Deitra. Sister Cardon and I (on exchanges) found them tracting last week, nothing to out of the ordinary happened, Will just told us he was busy and asked us to come back evening. we were on exchanges again, and this time Sister Hansen and Evans were in Athens, so they were going into this appointment kind of blind, since it was Sister Cardon and I who had knocked on their door. But they showed up and it turns out that Sister Evans knows Will, she had contacted him on a bus a couple weeks ago, and she knew more about him than I did! It was a really cool miracle how we were all right where we needed to be, at first just Will was listening but as they taught him, his mom was listening and pretty soon she was super interested in the Book of Mormon too! She also has 2 other daughters who we hopefully will be able to start teaching as well! The last one is Nika and her 2 little kids, she's the one who the Elders had met and referred to us, and then we tracted into her as well. We were able to have a good lesson with her, and committed her to read and pray about the Book of Mormon, and she is so excited to come to church with her kids! The Lord led us to those who were prepared, and because of the power of the Book of Mormon they were all willing to continue to meet with us! We are so excited for all of them!
Lots of little adventures here and there this week. I went to Monroe on exchanges, and we had a lesson where a lady Bible bashed us for a while...and then that evening we were tracting and got kicked out of a neighborhood. But then we tracted in a different neigborhood and met and contacted a lot of people! night while we were tracting we met some ladies who let us inside and talked to us for a bit. One told us she was an apostle, and then the other told me she could sense my shortness of breath (I had a cold plus allergies) and then told me she had the gift of healing and was going to pray over me and heal me.....and I was just thinking ummm this is kind of sketchy.....but I think she could tell I was a bit uneasy about it so she didn't do anything. They were very nice ladies though! Yesterday it poured all day, and we tracted in the rain for a while! We were so wet, but it also worked to our advantage because a lot of people let us inside for a couple minutes! Haha but I'm pretty sure they all thought we were crazy. The rain was coming down pretty hard.
"Now more than ever, we cannot be “part-time disciples”! … The constellation of characteristics that result from faith in Christ—including the ones we have talked about today—are all necessary to our standing strong in these last days. …
I testify that everyone can be a disciple of the Savior. … Now is the time to recommit ourselves to being His disciples with all diligence." -Elder Hales
Sorry I didn't take any pictures this week.