Last week we got a referral to teach a 16 year old girl named A. We were able to teach her a little bit of the Restoration, but then had to leave because her Mom didn't want us there. We were unable to meet with her this last week for a lesson. But she was able to come to church. She loved it! She also finished the Book of Mormon in a month and is already starting to read it again. She is on Fire! You could not ask for a better investigator. Today we are cutting out P-day short to teach her the rest of the Restoration lesson with her friend Thomas, that gave her the Book of Mormon. We are supper excited!
S has been going back and forth lately. He knows that the Church would bless his life in many ways. However, he doesn't think he has received his answer to his prayers or if he can live up to our standards. Then he came to a ward BBQ that we had at our church, and got to meet and talk to more members. Now he is fired up and has regained the motivation to change and become better. He was unable to make it to church for the second straight week but will try to make it to the next one.
We also had a less active member named Veasna come to church. It is the first time she has been in a really long time. We have been meeting with her for a while now and set a goal with her and her daughters to go to the temple as a family. This has given her the motivation to come back to church. I was actually surprised that she came. We always stop by on Saturday or give her a call to remind her about church. She usually always responds that she is not feeling well or that she is busy. However this last week we stopped by and she told us that she would need a ride and that we should call her right before church. So we did and she came. It was incredible, the Bishopric and ward members were shocked. So we are planning to throw them for a whirl when she hopefully comes next week.
We have been also making a lot of progress with another less active member name J. He has been meeting with Jehovah's Witnesses lately and has kind of made his own cross between the two religions, that Elder Russell and I have now named Jeremiah's Witnesses. He has told us that if we can prove to him that Jehovah is Jesus, that he will come to church every week from that time on. We have been showing him lots of scriptures and is slowly being convince but is still not there yet.
Elder R have a goal this week to find a family that we can start teaching. So we would like to ask all of you to pray that we can achieve our goal. We also have a goal to contact at least 20 people a day. After Elder Ballard promised us that if we contact 20 people in a day we would double the number of baptisms. To help us reach our goal we have decided we are going to start tracting to help us to find those who are ready. We would really appreciate all your prayers to help us in our efforts.