I hope that you all had a wonderful week full of exciting stuff! There were definitely some parts of my week this week that were filled with exciting stuff, and other parts that weren't. I will share with you the exciting stuff!
So first thing was that we had Zone Conference this week, which is always great. The main theme of Zone Conference was being yoked. We watched the video of being yoked and then talked about how we (missionaries) need to be yoked with the members. I know the work of the Lord will go forth most powerfully when missionaries and members work together.
Then another exiting thing that happened this week was that we have been trying to track down a lot of members and a lot of addresses of members that may or may not live in the ward boundaries anymore. We have had some good success doing this. A lot of people come to Maine to try and get away from the church and our ward is only like 30% active. We are changing that though and I know that all the people need is a little spark to start up their gospel flame once again! Our Ward Mission Leader got released this week and got put in the bishopric. Our new Ward Mission Leader also wants a focus on being yoked, so it will be good!
Now for the really good stuff! So Miracle Sunday, it started off pretty normal. We were going to go and knock on one of our investigators door to wake him up to come to church, but he messaged us in the morning telling us that he was just barely going to bed and wouldn't make it to church. That was a little rough, but we pushed on. Sacrament meeting was the only meeting that day becasue there was a general woman's meeting for all auxiliaries down in NH so they just canceled the rest of church so they could go down. After church we decided to walk and try to go find some LA members as well as some potential investigators. Up until Sunday we had not found any new people to start teaching all week, but on Sunday we were able to find three people. They were all really cool, but the last one was by far the coolest. We had just eaten dinner and I had a feeling that we should go to the church to do some preparation for a lesson. My companion also had the idea to go and visit this one potential investigator that lived by the church, that for some reason we had never stopped by and seen before. When we walked up to his door, somebody looked out the door shade and answered it even before we knocked. We asked for Paul. The guy said that Paul was cooking right now and that he would be out in a minute. He then shut the door. Well it was pretty cold outside and with it lightly raining, we stood outside the door for a good 10 minutes not knowing whether or not Paul was going to come outside. Eventually Paul came outside and we sat down to talk with him. He mentioned how he wanted to come closer to God and Jesus Christ. We taught him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is faith, repentance, baptism... When we mentioned baptism he lit up and told us that he has never been baptized and he wants that for his kids and himself. We were able to testify of the importance of it and then extend a date for him to be baptized and he accepted it!
There were so many little details of the experience as well that were led by the spirit. I know that if we follow the prompting of the spirit we will be able to be a blessing in our lives as well as the lives of others!
I hope that you all have such a great week! I will talk to you next Tuesday (because of transfer schedule)!
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