So this past week was pretty good, I guess we'll go through just a couple things that were awesome before we get to what was really awesome about our week!
First off, last Monday evening we had just finished dinner and were about to go out and knock on some doors, when I saw a man doing some yard work! So I figured I'd go and talk to the guy, as I do, he seems immediately into it and is asking tons of really good questions and this guy just seems so cool and so ready to hear the gospel! After a 20 minute discussion, and just before I got to share the First Vision, the guy stops me. It's at this point that he finally tells me that he's Brother Wangsguard from the first ward. Hahahahahaha, suuuuuuuuper funny experience!!! I got punked pretty good, and that was fun.
So then another cool thing that happened was that we went on team ups with a young couple in the ward, the Moberlys. Get this, Brother Moberly is the grandson of Brother Gile from Concordia!!!! Whaaaaat?!?!?! AWESOME!!!!!!!!! He's super cool, and his wife is too, they're great missionaries here, and he really takes after his Grandpa.
One other thing to mention before we get to the biggest news of the week would be Tyrek (pronounced like derek). He's super cool, he teaches 9th grade English, and he's super religious, but he's searching for the truth. He has a lot of deep, meaningful questions, and he seems to really understand where we're coming from. But we had a great meeting with him, and he has committed to read and pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true, however... he's 25. We thought he was closer to 30 or 31. Buuuuut this means that we have to pass him over to the university branch missionaries. So that's kind of a bummer, but it's OK! He's super solid and he'll be Baptized soon enough.
OK. Big news of the week! Sabrina was baptized!!!!!!!!! SUPER cool! It was a great experience! So let's go through the story! First, we had to go a few hours before so that we could fill the font, no big deal, right? Well... the plug was broken, there wasn't a good seal around the edge and it was losing water really fast. So, we were frantically trying to figure out how we could fix this in time for the Baptism, when Brother Macniel came around and said he could fix it!!!!! HUGE blessing there! He came in, figured out how to do it, and then ran to ACE to get what he needed, came back and got it fixed just in time. We were able to fill the font perfectly, and nobody really knew except us. So that's good.
But the Baptism itself was awesome! Right after she came up (first try by the way) she just stood there, trying to keep her composure, the spirit was so strong, and she was definitely feeling it. As the people kind of moseyed on back into the relief society room, I got to give a lesson from one of the pamphlets that we use! So that was fun, Elder Goodsell and Sabrina were changing while I gave the lesson, and it went fairly well!
Then I had the privilege of Confirming Sabrina a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was really cool, very spiritual experience as well.
Her husband, Adrick is also investigating the church, and is getting reeeaaallly close to baptism. He has just a few more hang ups that he's just not quite sure about, but he's doing real well and we're sure that he'll be baptized within a few weeks.
But that about catches you all up! So I'll send a few pictures maybe, and then go on my merry way!
Love you all so much, and don't forget the key 3!
1. Pray to Heavenly Father
2. Read your scriptures
3. Go to church!
I promise that if you do these 3 simple things consistently, the Lord will shower his blessings upon you, and you will have a much greater measure of the spirit than you've ever had before.
1. Me, Sabrina, Elder Goodsell
2. Beautiful Manhattan :)