"So this week has definitely been quality over quantity, ha ha.
Pretty much we had a few lessons, but the ones we had were bomb!
We ate lunch with some other missionaries and they brought out this huge summer sausage that one of them got in a package, like this thing was huge! It weighed about 6 lbs. So he shared it and we were eating it and it was so good with BBQ sauce. I ate too much and when we went to one of our investigators, Rita, she cooked for us again. She made us spaghetti with big chunks of meat. It was so hard to eat it, but after that sausage, I couldn't hardly eat meat. Somehow I ate all of it and then she gave us a huge salad and a bowl of fruit and also deviled eggs. We taught her and she was so amazed. She kept asking questions and we taught her the plan of salvation, temples, baptisms for the dead, temple sealings, and the Word of Wisdom. She made the comment, "It's almost like I don't want y'all to stop talking cause everything you say is so interesting that I want to learn more and more and more." After that we invited her to be baptized. She even accepted a date for the baptism- 26th of November.
Today we met with Rita again and we gave her a church tour. She was super excited and had a lot of questions. She asked us if she could get baptized tomorrow and we told her that we would love to, but that there are still some things to be done before that. We told her all the steps. Right then and there she committed to come to church.
On Sunday, church was about to start up and Rita wasn't there. We went to the foyer to call her and she answered and said her sister came up from Houston and she couldn't make it this week. I was so bummed out. All of a sudden I see her blue mustang pull in. I'm like, "Rita, is that you that just pulled in? " She starts busting up laughing. She was able to make it and she loved it. She was crying....
I chose one of my favorite scriptures to share: Moses 6:60, " For by the water ye keep the commandment, by the spirit ye are justified, by the blood ye are sanctified." This scripture underlines what Baptism really is. It is a commandment. By the Spirit you know it is right and without Christ there would be no reason.
|Sweet hat and paws that mysteriously showed up on a members phone and she laughed and sent it to me. Nov 2016 in Beaumont, TX|
|Beaumont Warriors at the Halloween Christmas party Oct 2016 Elders Tukuafu, Jones, Hill, Moos, Fraley and me layin sideways)|