I hope you had a good week. Our week was lovely. The most exciting thing was Anna's baptism yesterday. It went wonderfully. Sometimes I am afraid that baptismal services will not go very smoothly, but Anna's was wonderful. She also bore the sweetest testimony. After her baptism she was practically glowing. She is normally a bit shy and does not talk very much, but after her baptism she was the happiest I had ever seen her. She was such a chatter box too. (hahaha) I think she was definitely feeling Heavenly Father's love. She is so sweet and it has been such a privledge to get to work with her.
On Saturday we also had a really good, but also really heart breaking lesson with our investigator, Ethel. At the start we asked how her day was and she said "really bad." We were a bit surprised by her response and so of course we followed up with "Oh no, why?" She then cried and told us the saddest story I have ever heard. Basically, her family is falling apart. I feel so grateful that she trusted us enough to tell us these things. We threw our lesson plan out the window and instead shared about Christ and the power of His Atonement. We also shared with her that even though her earthly family is having some big challenges, her heavenly parents still love her so much. I have been meeting with Ethel for a long time. In the last couple of months she has changed so much. She has lots of challenges, but she is slowly starting to understand how much Heavenly Father actually loves her and wants to help her (and her family).
Even though Christmas break is long gone we still have a lot of investigators in Mainland on Vacation. So, it seems that our teaching pool has evaporated a little bit. We expected it to fill back this last week when our investigators came back from mainland, but so far not too many people have returned. I guess now we have lots of room to invite new souls to come unto Christ. :)
|At a Service Project at church|