Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Email: 25 June 2012

What a miraculous week it has been! Last Tuesday we went to check on one of our investigators and she was not home. Without even thinking we all gravitated to the door kitty-corner of this one. We offered the person who answered the Heavenly Gift. He refused it, saying he had just woken up from a nap so we gave him a mormon.org card. He looked at it and said that all last semester he had been meaning to come to our church but had not had any time. Then he told us that he has wanted to meet with the missionaries for awhile but hasn't been able to get a hold of us. Of course we exchanged numbers with him. Well, the story gets even better than that! The next day while we were eating lunch we got a phone call from a number we didn't recognize. The person calling was [Name withheld], the boy we met the day previous. He was CALLING US  to set up a time to meet. We set up a time for that evening. We ended up having a great lesson with him. We invited him to be baptized on July 28th and he said he would. He is very excited to start reading the Book of Mormon. [Name withheld] was very receptive to the things we shared with him.  It was really funny though. We had a member with us who has never been in a lesson with the missionaries when they extended the baptismal invitation. Sister Nelson was watching the member's face and said that as I was asking [Name withheld] if he would be baptized the member was cringing and making funny faces. When [Name withheld] accepted to be baptized the member relaxed. Then I asked [Name withheld] to be baptized on the 28th and the member clenched up again.  The member told us later that he was really worried [Name withheld] would reject us and he didn't want us missionaries to be rejected. Our member told us he had not felt the Spirit that strong in a long time.  It was an amazing experience. [Name withheld] is so receptive to the Gospel.  He scheduled us in his phone for every Wednesday at 5:30.

I love the Gospel so much! I love being a missionary. It is the best thing EVER! I can't believe Elder Record's been out for almost a year. That is just bonkers. The time just flys by being a missionary. Last week we went on campus to talk to people. There was a crawfish boil and I ate crawfish for the first time. It was so good! :D I love you all! Hope you all have a great week! Oklahoma is great! It's hitting the triple digits though... haha!

Love Sister Record

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