Just to let all of you know I have not received my Visa yet. I have been given a temp assignment to Roseville California. I am not sure how long I will be serving there, but I am still excited to go.
This week I was asked to teach my first lesson to a real investigator. The investigator’s name was Benjamin and he is currently attending BYU with his cousin. A lot of his extended family are members of the church, but Benjamin’s family was part of a Christian Angelical church back in Minnesota. Benjamin told us he was very interested in the church but he wanted to know for himself that this church was true. He was very straightforward about all his struggles and what he wanted in life. My comp and I taught about the importance of prayer. Benjamin said prayer has always been on his mind but he hasn’t ever prayed before. So we taught him the basics of prayer and we invited him to go pray on his own for help and guidance from God. He happily accepted but as we starting wrapping the lesson up I had a very strong prompting to ask him to say the closing prayer. I asked him and he was super nervous about it but he accepted. He said the most touching prayer I have ever heard and the spirit filled the room. It was such an amazing experience.
After the lesson he actually asked for my email so he could keep in touch with me during the mission.
I am so very thankful for the MTC and all the valuable lessons I have learned here. I feel more ready than I will ever be to go out and serve the Lord whether it be in Madagascar or Roseville California.
Malagasy word of the week:
Sorompanavotana meaning atonement