Saturday, February 28, 2015

Killer Week

Dear Mom,
We had a killer week! 

It started off well on sunday. We had an appointment with just one less active member, but when we got to her house, we saw that she had invited about 10 friends over to hear the message! A few of them will go to church with us tomorrow.

We went on three splits, one of them to Lagoa. It was so fun to be back in my old area and it just felt like I was coming home! I got to see a few recent converts but most of the day we just worked to find new investigators to teach. That area is just so blessed and the people in the neighborhood are seriously so awesome.  One person that we taught was Guilerme. Elder Dunford and I baptized his brother, Moises, the first week that we were companions. Guilerme accepted a baptismal date for this next saturday so we'll see if he's ready now after about 6 months. A lot can change in that time!

We had a miracle in our own area this week too. Elder Juergens and I planned out and worked this whole week just to find someone to be baptized today. It's fun working this way because we have a greater urgency and we end up finding lots of people who are being prepared for the upcoming weeks! It's a little bit more difficult though finding people that are already prepared for the same week(have been to church, know the book of mormon is true, live the comandments, etc.). On wednesday, we worked like crazy trying to find someone but hadnt had any success. We went to the church to teach an investigator and when we walked in, our bishop had just hung up the phone and asked, "Elders, do you want to baptize someone this week?" The father of two members of our ward who had been investigating the church for years decided that he wanted to be baptized and had just called our bishop! His name is Winston. We called him that night and he told us that he had made his decision and that he was ready to follow. So cool. 

I love miracles!

I love you,

Elder Marsh

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