Monday, March 17, 2014

New Investigators (Week 26)

It has been another great week down here in the south. This week we got 7 new investigators which is probably the most I've gotten in one week on my mission thus far.

Sister R~ and her 20 year old daughter (less active members) invited 4 of their friends over and we taught them all the restoration lesson. It was awesome! The members are getting hyped on missionary work! One of their friends B~ that was at their house is super solid. He told us at the end of the lesson that he was struggling with doubting his faith in God. We showed him a couple of good scriptures on faith (Alma 32:21 and Ether 12:6) after we showed him the scriptures he said, "THAT WAS EXACTLY THE SCRIPTURE I NEEDED! THANK YOU!" haha it was great. Sister R~ and her daughter are going to bring all 4 of them to church next week! It’s going to be awesome!

We had a pretty crazy tracting experience on Saturday. We knocked on a door were a Hispanic family lived. A young 11 year old boy answered the door and got his dad. The father saw us and invited us right in. We told him that we were here to pray with his family and bless his family. He couldn't speak a lot of English but he thanked us and we prayed with him, his wife, and his son. After the prayer he gave us water bottles and some Mexican food and begged us to sit in his family room. We did so and began to tell him about our message of the Book of Mormon and that the church of Jesus Christ has been restored. We could tell he could only understand some of our words so we left them with a pass along card and told him and his family that we would come back with a Book of Mormon in Spanish and we would bring a member of our church that could speak Spanish. We are going to come back and teach them sometime this week.

We finally taught B's Family the Word of Wisdom. We were super worried about it because almost every time we went over to teach them J~ has been drinking coffee. But as soon as we got to their house my stress was relieved. B~ had his iPhone out and he was showing my videos of his family racing each other in the backyard having fun. They are such an awesome family. When we got inside and taught them the word of wisdom everything went smoothly. In fact B~ didn't have any problems with any of the substances (Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, Coffee, and Tea). J~ told us that she would give up coffee and switch sweet tea for herbal tea. Both of their kids had no problem with the word of wisdom, and their family committed to keeping the word wisdom. Next time we go over on Tuesday we are going to set a baptismal date with them for April 13th.

Last night we found out that Elder Zeyer is getting transferred. He is becoming a Zone Leader in Moore, he wasn't too happy about it. We have so much good work going on in our area. We are getting Elder Memmott as our new companion and District Leader. He is an awesome missionary, He was the missionary who was companions with Elder Bushman in Shawnee before I came out.

Anyways that it for this week, sorry my letters are always so short, I'm a terrible typer. 

Love you all have a good week!

Sincerely, Elder Watkins

Me, Outgoing Drunk Guy, and Elder Pugmire

Going through the Arbuckle "Mountains" (more like hills)


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