Elder Garrett and I also got to spend a good amount of time with our zone this week and it has been so good to get to know them all. Brother Foster (recent convert in the Crossroads ward who is a body builder at Gold's gym) hooked us all up with a sweet deals for Gold's gym, and now we get to see 8 missionaries from our zone every morning pumping iron! We also had a big blizzard two nights ago, so in response to that church was cancelled and we spent 6 hours of the day shoveling walks with the elders quorum president. We were able to get about 12 to 13 houses done, what a miracle!
Earlier this week we had the opportunity of going out with Brother Fishburn (a real modern-day Alma) and after an appointment fell through, we felt impressed to stop by the Lucas family (Former investigators who have been investigating for about a year; Husband, Wife, 5 older kids). When we went over there, we were able to go in and the ministering began. We had a great conversation with them and they told us their story and were very open with us.
As we kept talking with them, Brother Fishburn started sharing spiritual experiences with them, testifying to them, connecting with them in a way that we couldn't. Sister Lucas was deeply touched and had expressed to us that she had never really gotten a direct answer but she did notice that for the past year every time they were in need, the missionaries showed up. She realized on the spot that it was God telling her that this was all true and was what she needed to do. She told us that she had been scheduled for baptism before a couple of times but never made the dates because Satan kept scaring her off. The Spirit was so strong in that room that you could just feel they all had a longing to be baptized so we committed them right there for the .
Through that experience I have a witness of two things: First, is that we can't do this work without members; they are so crucial in the conversion process of each investigator. Second, every investigator is different and God answers them in His own way. We have to be patient and let God do His work.
Well I sure love you all! Thank you for all your love and support.