Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Prepared People Find Us 4/29/2013

Hey everyone how are things for you all?  We had a wonderful week full of great miracles.  After having some slower weeks of teaching, things are really picking up and we have found some great people who are totally prepared.  Or I guess you could say that they found us.  Let me explain.
     On Saturday, we received a call from a member who was cleaning the church building.  Some guy had just walked in asking for a copy of the Book of Mormon.  We shot right over there to talk to him and give him a Book of Mormon.  He told us his story and past with the church.  When he was 17, he was taking the discussions from the missionaries, and was preparing to be baptized, but his parents didn't approve of that, so he didn't follow through with it.  Now he is 20 and can make his own decisions, and he told us he wants to start learning again so he can be baptized.  We tried taking him on a church tour right then, but he had to go, so we are going to meet with him this week.
     Our other finding miracle this week came yesterday.  Yesterday was stake conference.  It was over at noon, but elder Cisternas and I had to talk with President Mullen, and some sister missionaries were taking one of their investigators on a church tour, so we were there still after most people had left.  This woman came walking through the door and told us she was looking for a different church to go to and wanted to check out the LDS church.  She looked up the church's website and looked for the closest meeting house and meeting time.  She came for the 1 o'clock sacrament time, but, since it was stake conference, there was not sacrament.  We invited her to tag along the sisters church tour and she accepted.  They taught her the Restoration and she was totally interested, had good questions, and committed to read the Book of Mormon.  We are also going to meet with her this week.  Just so you know, I LOVE YSA work.  Serving in a YSA ward is a pretty unique, but awesome experience. (they are bothYSA’s)
     Heather seems to be softening as far as commitments are concerned, so we are going to be bringing up baptism again when we meet with her this week, so keep her in your prayers=)
     Oh, one other miracle we had.  Michael Rucker is a guy missionaries have been working with for a long time, but he is super busy with baseball, he is a pitcher for Gonzaga.  He had been so busy we dropped him because we couldn't meet with him.  Last Sunday, he showed up randomly at church and informed us he wasn't playing for Gonzaga any more.  He really wants to be baptized, but has family issues with making that commitment.  He is planning on going to BYU next semester and playing baseball for them.  We want to get him baptized before he goes home between semesters so he can have the blessings now, but he is sincere enough that I'm pretty confidant that he will eventually join either way. 
     So that's about it from this week.  We have seen so many great things happen and I love being here.  I love you all and pray for you.  Hope you have a great day and a great week=) 

Elder Stacey

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