Dearest Family and Friends,
Wow, I can't even believe I've been out for 16 months already!! Time is a crazy thing on the mission! I know I say that a lot, but I really mean it :) Haha.
This week was AMAZING!!!!!!!! We had a lesson with an investigator named Shirley. the lesson started off with her telling us how much she loved the Book of Mormon, and knew it was true! WHOA!! Her son Daryl was playing video games. He was actually listening to the lesson! He turned around and asked about God's authority and who has it. We taught them both the restoration, and they both accepted baptism. There was not a dry eye in the room! It was amazing!! :) We told our ward mission leader the experience, and he started crying. i wish I had time to share more details, but let's just say these people are prepared, and it was one of the best lessons of my mission!! :) They couldn't come yesterday to church because they had to fly out for a funeral, but they'll be here next week! :) Yay! :)
We're also helping a Recent Convert come back to church....her health is a big part of it. her husband is not a member. He has listened to ALL the lessons, and will NOT join the church. Out of nowhere, he finally accepted the lessons, and the high priest group leader has come with us a couple times to teach him. He is more humble and teachable now. His wife looked at him and said, "I love you, and I want to be sealed to you. I won't force this on you, but just know it's important to me." I've NEVER heard her say that before. It was SOOOO powerful!! I almost started crying!! Who knows if he really will soften his hear ....but you never know. Miracles happen :)
One of the members from the Spanish ward called our investigator family and invited them to dinner!!!! So we had a lesson in their home this last Wednesday. These members are AMAZING!!! :):) They didn't come to church either, but they will next week!!! I'm sure of it!! :)
The wards are sooooooo supportive of missionary work. I'm like in missionary dream land right now!! I LOVE it here!!! :) :) SOOOOO much!!! I hope y'all have a GREAT week and a GREAT Halloween! The church is true!! :) :)
Sister/Hermana Bringhurst :)