Monday, January 11, 2010

We got mail...

This week has been a really cool week, we've had some great experiences. Transfers were this week, and we got a little surprise. So now we have 2 sets of Elders here in our ward, so things have been a little crazy with trying to get them oriented to what's going on here. Some of the experiences we've had this week include: We had some random maintenance guy on a golf cart drive up to us and just start talking about Jesus, so we taught him about our church and the Restoration, and he agreed to learn more. It was really powerful to me to see how he was literally sent to us.We went to a call back, and got in to teach this lady we contacted at the Post Office, and came to find out she lives with like 8 members of her family. It was really cool because they all listened as we shared the first lesson. They all agreed that they would like us to come teach them more, and when we asked who would like a Book of Mormon they all raised their hands so we gave them the 5 that we had with us. Our team up even committed them to be baptized when they come to know the truthfulness of it. We went and checked on them Saturday night and found out that they had all been reading and praying about it, and we were super excited. We invited them to church, but due to health restrictions they were unable to make it. But we're confident they'll come in the future. This family is really amazing, because they're already spiritual and have tons of faith.We also went to try and teach an investigator that we had never been able to get in with, because he was always out of town. We knocked on the door, and ended up teaching his brother and his brothers' wife which was really cool. They don't speak very good english, so we had to teach them very simply, but it made the Spirit so much stronger. They even described what the Spirit felt like to them which was really cool. We went and taught them again last night, and they're really enjoying what we teach, and are very open. We're looking forward to getting to teach them more. So as you can see it's been a very interesting week. It's been extremely powerful to me to see how the Lord has prepared these people. We should always be looking for opportunities to share the gospel, because it really can bless lives. People need the happiness that comes from the gospel, and only we have the truth so we should always try to share it with those around us. I hope you're all doing well. Elder Hughes

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