mormon.org. We called her late last Monday and set up an appt to meet with her at the Institute on Tuesday (when I would be with Elder Washburn!) She sounded excited and interested. So, we get there and she was waiting for us, (we also brought a member who was baptized last fall and had started investigating because he requested a Book of Mormon on mormon.org--sweet coincidence--not) which was cool. We start talking to her and she tells us that she had a lot of Mormon friends growing up, and she has been looking into the church for years (probably been on 90% of the pages on mormon.org) but had a rough summer, and she is now ready to join the church. WHOA! Come again?! We then taught the restoration of the gospel, and we talked about praying to know if the Book of Mormon is true and feeling the Holy Ghost. We asked her if she had done so, and she said she had! WHAT?! Then we invited her to be baptized and she said yes! Then we invited her to be baptized on July 14th and she said yes! Can you believe that? So then we set up appointments with her for the next two days and taught her the plan of salvation, the word of wisdom, law of chastity, following the prophet, and studying the scriptures. She loves all of it. On top of it, her family is super supportive: she already told her mom, and this weekend she went to Castle Rock (where her dad lives) and he took her to church! I can't believe the tender mercies of the Lord. She's amazingly ready, and already has a testimony. It's incredible!
So on another good note, we got to teach Kaleb Cook again, and we are working on getting fellowship for him, but he committed to be baptized on July 28th!
We taught Gary this week at the Searles' house (an awesome family in the ward) and we taught the word of wisdom and he's working on quitting smoking. We then talked about baptism and he committed to be baptized on July 28th! He's ready to make this change as well.
|Elder Stanger, Alissa and her children, Brother Myers, and Me|