We got an exciting transfer call this week! I'm staying in Athens,
this will be my 5th transfer. I'm also staying with Sister Hansen,
which will be our 4th transfer together, and we're getting a 3rd
companion! We will be training a brand new missionary, so we don't
know her name yet. It will be an exciting transfer! We also get a new
mission president this week. This will be my last transfer it will be
the best one yet! Lots of great things are happening.
Our investigator Deitra is doing well, she accepted a baptism date for
the end of July! We are so excited for her and her family! She's been
reading and coming to church and making changes in her life, sometimes
without us inviting her to! She is so prepared for the gospel,
sometimes she'll do or say something that will make us wonder if she's
already a member!
There's also this other lady we've been working a lot with to come
back to the church. She had her records removed over 30 years ago but
is being led back to the church! We have had a lot of really great
lessons with her! Haha we even biked all the way to her apartment on
Friday since we had no car and no ride...it was 6.5 miles one way and
pretty intense hills. But we made it! Haha and she wasn't very happy
to find out we biked...but we had a good lesson!
We also have another investigator, Ruby, who is doing really well! We
finally got ahold of a large print Book of Mormon for her, and started
reading it with her. She told us her pastor told her not to talk to
us, but she didn't understand because we were so nice! And then as we
were reading through the introduction and the first chapter she told
us "Maybe I need to share this with my pastor, because this is the
truth!" The Book of Mormon has a lot of power!
On Thursday, long story short, I ended up in a trio for the day with
Sister Thorn and Lang on UGA! Both of them are former companions so it
was really fun! We contacted on campus, they have all the new student
orientation going on for the fall, so lots of people to talk to!
We had a cool experience Sunday night. When we were planning for the
day we had a couple streets we had chosen to tract, and there was one
street that I really felt like we needed to be on 8-9. Logically it
made sense to go there earlier in the day but for some reason I really
felt we needed to be there later. So from 8-9 we pulled into the
parking lot of the complex and started walking to the building we
wanted to start knocking and we passed a man taking out his trash. We
said hello and he got really excited! He didn't speak much English but
from what we gathered he was a member of the church and he got
baptized in Peru! He invited us over to his apartment and we met his
mom and wife. We had a pretty difficult time understanding him since
we don't know Spanish, but he was trying to ask us where the church
was, because he hasn't found it since he moved here to Georgia! So we
called the Spanish elders and got all his information! It was so cool
how we were led to be at that street and just the right time to meet
Pedro so he could find the church again.
"And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing
to that great and last sacrifice; and that great and last sacrifice
will be the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal.
And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on
his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice, to bring about
the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about
means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance."
Our trio for the day on UGA!
You can't really tell but we got so drenched biking home Saturday
night! We biked several miles in the pouring rain and it didn't
lighten up. It was an adventure!
-Our district! Elder Cochran, Anderson, Jackson, Sheppard, Sister
Hansen, me, Thorn, and Lang!