Dear Family,Miracle of the week: Once upon a time I've been praying for new investigators, so's when the ones we're currently working with get baptized we're not left high and dry. Cue three unexpected referrals this week from missionaries serving in our zone that met people for us. The coolest referral came in the form of an 18 year old freshly graduated kid. The West Monroe Sisters tracted into him while he was babysitting for his family, taught a "straight out of Preach My Gospel level first lesson," and committed him to a baptism date of September 20. The one problem? He actually lives with his older brother in Monroe. In our area. Holler! Funny thing is Sister Newman and her previous companion actually tracted into his older brother, and gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon. The sisters then happened to find out that one of the Bishop's daughters is friends with the brother directly younger than the brother we are teaching, and she began inviting him to church. He never came, and when we followed up with the eldest brother a few weeks ago, he gave us back the Book of Mormon and said he'd skimmed through a bit of it, then was going to throw it away, but didn't want to be disrespectful. Unbeknownst to any of us, the middle brother was being prepared! We were able to teach him on Saturday with a member, and L's super excited to keep learning. The elect are out there!
Love y'all to infinity and beyond!
|Proof that I really did unpack - and, Katie & Kami's huge letters on my wall!|