We had a lesson with Dennis, our investigator from Hong Kong this week. After we gave him a Cantonese Book of Mormon he had started to read and really understand what we'd taught him so far. It was awesome teaching him how to pray and to hear a really sincere prayer to simply know Him. Later he said, "You guys pay rent right? Well I will be leaving in May next month but my house is paid through July. So if you need a place to stay you can save your rent money and take my place." Haha I'd never had anybody offer me their house before so that was pretty funny. Got ourselves a party house now (; Jokes.
We had a cool miracle this week. We were driving around after our appointments went short and had about 25 minutes before dinner. So finally we pulled over and my companion suggested a prayer so we pulled over and did so. When I looked up I saw this lady walking her dog and thought, "Boom. Lord answered fast this time. Gonna get her." So we went and talked to her but she wasn't wiling to listen. So we tried a house and no luck there. Walking away I was thinking, "alright, well there has to be some reason I was impressed to talk to that lady...but why?" As we looked around there was a young guy sitting in his garage so we went up to him and he was polite. We shared the restoration with him in record time and left him with a Book of Mormon, on top of that he accepted to read, pray, and let us come back. Sweet! Answer to a prayer.
We had stake conference this weekend and it was so awesome. Best one I've ever been to. It was the first stake conference for the Far West, Missouri stake since it's been reorganized. There's something about reading revelations in Doctrine & Covenants that took place in Far West and then to be on the very ground where it happened. Then to realize that the future of this historic place is even brighter. #bestmission #secondcoming
Two of the talks were on some amazing conversion stories. One lady got up and started with, "I am in a lot different place than I was 4 years ago, when I was trying to prove the church wrong." Haha! She was heavily involved in her baptist church and was looking to find more members. She figured she could probably swing a few Mormons over and began going through every anti book and film she could find but when she was sick of reading that garbage she decided to read the Book of Mormon for herself to prove it wrong. Well as you can guess her life changed, nearly a year after her start she was baptized. When her parents found out she had to pay rent and utilities, undergo their scrutiny, and had to study in her car during the winter months because they would not let her bring anything in the house. She ended with such an awesome testimony about how the knowledge we have as a church is something to treasure.
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