"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." 3 Nephi 5:13

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Awesome Week!

Well everyone! It was a super awesome week! 

On Sunday we had 54 at church!!! That is a new record for the Tobago Branch! We had two investigators show up... a couple that are looking for more in their life. We are seeing them tonight. It should be a really great lesson, we are planning on teaching them the Restoration and introducing the Book of Mormon. We have been so blessed with the people we are starting to teach. The work here is starting to boom. I love teaching new people. The hardest part is trying to get the members involved. But it is slowly getting better and Elder Christensen and I have about 6 progressing investigators that we want to see get baptized. We set a goal for 2 baptisms this transfer so it's getting tight because we don't have anyone with dates, but we hope to commit someone tonight!

Last Sunday, we went to E--'s house. He is a cabinet maker. We heard him using the router. He was like "Ya my bruh-gers" and so he was happy to see us! He stopped the router immediatly and came over to talk to us. He was like "Man, I have been wait'n for you guys to come by but I never saw you... we told him we tried calling. He told us he left his phone in a taxi and now the taxi is in Trinidad! haha He also said that he was really busy and had to get a bunch of cabinets made for delivery the next day but he had a friend for us to teach. He was like, "Do you fellas have time to teach him about the plan of salvation? He really needs it in his life." The next thing you know he runs off and tells us he'll be back. He comes back 5 mintues later with a really gruff man that looked like he could have been on America's most wanted. He comes up to us and says, "Hi my names K---!" We then sat down and talked to him. He was the most humble man that I have ever met on my mission. He has been through a lot of crap in his life. He told us that when he was 10 he had to sell peanuts on the streets to survive, he then told us that as he and his brother and sister walked down the street one day, a crazy car accident happened and two cars collided head on then spinning out of control into him and his brother and sister. His hip was busted on impact and his brother died Instantly. His sister has scars to this day on her face from the windshield breaking on her face. He is 35 so this happened 25 years ago. He told us he has been looking for the truth ever since and also told us that after we taught him the Plan, it gave him a lot of comfort knowing he'll see his brother again. He also said that he really desires to know if what we taught him was true. We told him to pray about it. He replied, "I don't know if God will answer me." We assured him he would and then we invited him to pray after we were done, and to listen for the Gifts of the Spirit. He said the prayer...which was so humble and sincere. He prayed like he had been a member for his whole life, and after he closed his prayer he looked up and his eyes were huge. I asked him what he was feeling. He then said I feel so light and I feel that my heavenly father Loves me! It was an amazing day and we can't wait to teach him again.