Monday, January 20, 2014

C~ and R~ (Week 18)

This week started slow, but we have seen some pretty amazing miracles.

Towards the end of the week on Friday me and Elder Jenkins finally got in and taught one of our potentials that Elder Bushman originally found on exchanges. Elder Bushman first met C~ almost 3 months ago at a bus stop, and she was super excited to meet with us and knew a lot about Mormons. We tried meeting with her over the months and had no luck at catching her at a good time. We were basically about to drop her as a contact when one day me and Elder Cutler, on exchanges felt inspired to try her one last time. We walked to her house and there was a man with a NY Yankees hat sitting on the porch smoking. We walked up to him and introduced ourselves and sparked up a conversation with him. He told us his name was R~, and found out he was C~’s recently married husband. We told him we would love to come by another time and share a message with him and his family and he agreed.

Later this week on Friday night we knocked their door. R~ let us in and we sat down with him and C~ and their 8 year old daughter. We asked C~ if she had met with missionaries before and she told us she was Mormon. We were shocked at first and eventually she explained that her mother was Mormon and she had grown up Mormon but had never been baptized. We taught them about the restoration of the gospel and she loved it. She told us she really wants to get back into church and be baptized. R~ was quiet at the beginning of the lesson but we slowly got him more involved. It was crazy, I'm so glad we listened to the spirit and knocked their door one last time. Who knows how long it would have taken for the next set of missionaries to find them. We are teaching them again on Tuesday night.

This week our zone fasted on Saturday for investigators to come to church. Unfortunately we didn't have any investigators at church, BUT a very less active couple that we did service for came to church. It was really unexpected. They only came to sacrament meeting but they looked like they had a wonderful time.

W~ is in the hospital right now for double pneumonia. She is doing well though and she has basically quit smoking because of it. She told us she was so fed up of smoking and she is going to do everything she can to be baptized on Feb 8th.

Things are well and miracles are being brought to pass every day!

Sincerely, Elder Watkins

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