This week was amazing! We found a lot of new people to teach and had a magnificent baptismal service for a magnifecent, humble man. We found him after a pass-off lesson witht he Armenian elders with a lady we never saw again. We left the building, and I was talking with the other Elders while my last companion, Elder Crossley, started talking to a man sitting on the stoop, smoking. He invited us to come back another day, and we met Felipe. Talk about a prepared man. He immediately started reading the Book of Mormon everyday, coming to church every week, once we taught the Word of Wisdom, he dropped smoking and drinking in a week, read up to Mosiah in 3 weeks, and resolved his own doubts by acting on Moroni’s promise and receiving a witness of the truth of the Book of Mormon by the power of the Holy Ghost. And on top of all that, he wrote a beautiful hymn that he performed at his baptismal service, accompanied by my trainee, Elder Chandler. The Spirit was thick! It was an incredible experience.
I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve the Lord and see firsthand his work in action, see people change, and learn SO much! The Lord loves you all, and I know He loves you, and I love you, so choose the right!!