Dear friends and family
Well this week was freaking awesome.
So we had another babtism, a guy named Dyonas (Jonas, they spell it differently here). His conversion story is super inspiring. So, this is actually a flirt to convert story. He is going out with this member named stephenie. theyd been going out for a while, and she always invited him to church stuff. Seminary, church, activities. Volleyball and all sorts of stuff, and he soon became super interested. Within time, the elders started teaching him. and he started progressing a ton. he understood all the lessons, and fulfilled all his commitments. hes in the military here though, which makes it hard for him to go to church sometimes. But that wasnt a problem after a while. After little bit we marked a date for babtism, and we started working towards that goal. It was amazing, we would go and meet him real quick at his house to share a quick little message, and he would tell us that hes been reading the pamphlets so that he can understand better. and that before he would read, he would say a prayer so that he can feel the spirit better, and have the spirit teach him better the doctrine. he also took the gospel principals book, and had been studying hat as well. doing all this on his own! and when his babtism came, he was so excited, nad felt so good after his babtism! his face was beaming! (even though the babtismal font was freazing! haha). anyway, thats our experience with him this past week.
The other cool thing I forgot to mention that happened the week before was we went ot an english school, and spoke english to a bunch of english learning students. Then we shared a message about what we teach, and our purpose as missionaries. haha, something that would never happen in the states!
This week though, I learned that God prepares the elect. the biggest things we do as missionaried is invite out investagators to do things which will bring them salvation. the miricle of the mission is when the investigators fulfil there invitations, and come unto christ! thats when you see change in there lives. its amazing, because you can actually percieve a light enter their eyes. A change that changes both the teachers, and the learners lives. its a testimoney to me that the lord has the power to change lives. If you think your life is in the dumps, and that theres no way out. remember that the power of the atonement has the power to change all of that. Trust in the savior, your savior. trust in him and follow. If you do that, there is no way you will ever go wrong in your life. Regrets only follow those who neglect christ, and his teachings.
Love you all, and stay strong