Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sulphur (Week 21)

SULPHUR! YEAH! I'm loving my new area. It is the coolest small town in the South. In my new area we cover 4 small towns in a Branch located in Paul's Valley. I'm serving in a trio right now with E. Linam and E. Zeyer. There aren't a lot of members out here so a lot of our missionary work will be done through tracting/knocking doors. 

When I first got here it was a little rough going from 11 investigators in Shawnee to 5 investigators in Sulphur, but last night we experienced an amazing miracle. We had been knocking doors in Davis the day before. We were walking past a house that was blasting country music and we all stopped and thought if we should knock it. We weren't sure if he would even hear our knock. We went up and knocked it anyways. On the second knock the door swung open. A man in his mid 30s stood in the doorway, B~ greeted us and we asked him if we could say a prayer with him to bless his family. He said sure and invited us in (the first person to invite up in all day). We said a prayer with him and set up a return appointment with him and his family of four for the next day (Sunday). 

Sunday morning we had basically been dropped by our most solid investigator, so our hopes for success were low. Later that night after church we went over to B~'s house for the appointment. We knocked the door and his wife let us in. B~ went and got his kids (which rarely happens in a lesson) and we taught them a lesson on the Restoration. It was one of the best Restorations I've taught thus far on my mission. Everyone one was listening and participating. At the close of the lesson we set up a return appointment for the next lesson, and the wife said we could come back next Sunday. Then B~ said "Why wait so long until Sunday? Why not have them come back on Wednesday?" Haha AW YEAH! They are so solid, we are going to see them again on Wednesday.

This transfer is going to be sweet. This branch is going to be a ward before I leave, I can see it. More next week. Love you all.

My new address: 
1826 W. Muskogee Apt 7
Sulphur OK, 73086

Sincerely, Elder Watkins

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