First let me tell you about my new area it's amazing! Paradise I tell you. So blessed.
- Our dinner calender is full for the whole week
- Our Ward is full of young active families (Vivint Technicians/Salesmen) that are eager to do missionary work. four of our investigators are member referrals.
- A week before transfers the area got a brand new apartment, in Elder Garners words: "A five star hotel."
- We are in a bike area but members give us rides and go out teaching with us.
- We have a ward mission leader that is active, and very good with involving the ward members in the work.
Friday night we called the mission president about the baptism in Shawnee for C.S and we got approved to go!
C.S's story is pretty cool. On a Sunday before church during my first transfer we were outside greeting members as they walked into the church, when we notice a young man sitting in his van that we didn't recognize. We went up and talked to him and he introduce himself as C.S. He told us that he was a non-member and he was interested in our church (he knew a cute Mormon girl). We invited him in and he joined us for Sacrament meeting. After that we didn't see him for two months until we ran into him at Braum's (restaurant). Me and Elder Jenkins asked him if he would like us to share a message with him about the restoration of the Jesus Christ's gospel. He told us he could after he got off work. We met him at the church and shared the message of the restoration with him. He expressed to us his sincere desire to investigate the church. His parents were hostile Pentecostals so he wanted our visits to be in private. We met with him one more time and shared with him the plan of salvation, but after that things got busy for him and we didn't meet again.
Elder Jenkins hadn't heard from him since then until about a 2 weeks ago when C.S called and said he went on trek with the Edmond ward (his girl friends ward) and wanted to be baptized. WHA?! Elder Jenkins and his companion taught him the rest of the missionary discussions and he was baptized on Saturday! Me, Elder Garner, and the new Mustang East Sisters got approved to go to it! It was amazing to see him enter into the waters of baptism. He might even go on a mission! Such an amazing conversion. (click here to go to Week 17 when Elder Watkins first met and taught C.S.)
The investigators that we are working with right now are awesome! The ward is fellow-shipping all of them really well. One of our investigators R~, an African-American part-member is shooting for a baptism date on July 12th. He is awesome.
This coming week is going to be amazing!
My new mailing address:
501 Pointe Parkway Blvd. Apt. 3206
Yukon, OK 73099
Sincerely, Elder Watkins
Me and my new companion Elder Garner
Suburbia - this is what 90% of my area looks like