This week we got two new investigators that we have been waiting to teach for the longest time. They are the military parents of two children. M~ is the mother who has been raised Catholic all of her life, and C~ the father is indifferent about religion, both of them have had and still have LDS friends in the military. We took a younger member that moved into the ward last week to teach them with us, and he connected with them really well. We shared with them the restoration and it went really well. M~ expressed that she feels that she needs something more for her family. We shared with them the importance of Jesus Christ and His gospel and how it protects and nurtures the family. Brother J~ testified of the restored gospel and how it changed his life, the spirit was so strong at the end of the lesson M~ and C~ visited with us for a while. Haha we were running late for curfew and it was hard for us to leave their house. They are awesome!
This week we taught two lessons to P~! They were both awesome, the Plan of Salvation and the Doctrine of Christ! She has already read to 1 Nephi chapter 7. She is so sincere and intent on finding the truth it's awesome, we are hoping she will be able to come to church this coming Sunday.
We finally got back in contact with our African-American neighbor E~. And it was quite a miracle that we even ran into him. We had knocked his door for what felt like the 12th time, and he was the last person we were going to try with Brother C~. He didn't answer so we walked down the stairs and ended up talking with brother C~ for awhile, and while we were talking E~ came around the back corner. NO WAY! E~ came up to us and we ended up talking to him for 10 minutes. A couple days later we visited with him and talked about the the Book of Mormon and read the Introduction with him. We answered a ton of his questions and invited him to church, and he came! It was awesome! He missed the first part of sacrament but he stayed for all three hours. He enjoyed it and met a ton of members. We hope he can make it again for next week.
Last week we were able to go to the temple as a zone. It was so refreshing to go and it felt so good to be inside completely separated from the world. Going to the temple helps me remember what heaven was and will be like.
This week has been great! We have a ton of set appointments for the week to come. Thank you for all of the emails! I love you all! keep me posted!
Sincerely, Elder Watkins
Me and Elder Staheli