Friday, January 29, 2016

January 18, 2016 -- Snow Can't Stop The Work

It's actually been snowing this week and yeah, it's been cold!  Don't worry though, I only slipped twice on my bike.  It was a graceful fall... but on to more important things this week; we had our second lesson with our new investigator JB.  He's my black homie like a brother from another mother. The lesson went really well. His focus is unbelievable! We taught him about the Book of Mormon and how this book can literally change his life. He kept the commitment last time to read it and continues to do just that. It's amazing to see how the Lord will put people in your path so long as you're out doing His work as a missionary. 
We had another investigator this week who we've been teaching for a month and a half.  He finished the Book of Mormon and finally committed to baptism, which is such a blessing.  The thing that got him to commit was being able to do temple work for his deceased wife.  Every lesson we have the Spirit is so strong and we know that his wife is waiting for him to do that work. His experience was that he was thinking about it all night and finally at midnight it came to him, he had this epiphany that his wife and mom were waiting for their work to be done so that they could get into Spirit paradise. So we asked him what the next step was for him and he said "baptism." He's committed to February 27th. 

On Sunday we had two of our investigators and they brought one of their friends. We've been praying for each of these investigators for the past 2 months and it just goes to show you what the Lord does for His missionaries as they ask him. We are so grateful to be a part of their progression and to know that the Lord is blessing us so we could have this experience. We were also able to have a potluck on Sunday which is where after third hour of church we get to eat and enjoy each others company as a ward. Our investigators who came just loved it and want to continue to come to church. Josh, our recent convert, seems like a member already - he's just got that vibe about him. 

It's been a blast this week and the sky is blue, the Church is true and life is good. We even topped it off today with all you could get in a 12oz cup of froyo.
Love, Elder Carlile

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