Over Golden Investigator, Zone Conference and Mongolian BBQ
Tuesday: Today was just long. We biked. A lot. Contacted and tracted.
We had 5 lessons set up and only 2 happened. They were both basically
just check up lessons. Our bodies did not want to bike and move but
that’s what we did.
Wednesday: Ok. I don’t even know where to begin. Wow. Ok. So, we got a
text for a referral while we were grabbing our bikes. We read it, then
we got a call from the people who sent it. It was the SLC sisters.
Apparently they call for, a man named E****, who called the member on
Mormon.org. He said to them that he had studied the gospel for here
months and wanted to be baptized. They put him on date and called us.
We were able to meet with him an hour later. He said that he was at a
used book store or a place hat sells used books and saw a bible that
was unusually large. It was a quad. He saw all the other books in it
and bought it. And he read he book of Mormon maybe a few times, the
pearl of great price, the doctrine and covenants. And he read the
Bible a ton growing up. And he became intrigued. So he studied the
church on his own. Very in depthly. He read Jesus the Christ and
Mormon doctrine and a ton of other things. He studied the gospel for
three months very in depth. He has read church literature than I have.
And he believes it all and the spirit has prepared him so well. He
said that it’s just pulling at him and he can’t escape. All his live
he has made choices that are in line with the church because of logic
basically. And now it’s starting to click. Since he started studying
the church, he has been having dreams about him being at a party and
him not drinking and smoking and people ask him why and he doesn’t
know besides that he can’t. He also is having dreams about him seeing
the temple and him needing to go there and going towards it and the
dream ending right before he goes there. He really wants the temple so
bad. He found out about baptism for the dead and can’t get it out of
his mind. He asked if there is a limit to how many can be done at
once. He wants to go do it for 8 hours straight he said. He said he
wants to save as many deceased people as fast as he can. So he will
get baptized probably at the beginning if the month.
Thursday: We dropped B**** today. It just
felt so right, we went in and he had a question about the Book of
Mormon which we answered and then showed us some false doctrine he
found online and we helped resolve that. I’m the end, he just wanted
to stick to the Bible because he felt comfortable with that and didn’t
want to change. And the Spirit was there and it felt right. He is still
friendly with us and gave us cookies and if we have questions with the
Bible we need help with, we can go to him. And same for him about he
Book of Mormon. The spirit was there and it’s all ok.
E***** called today and he was super excited because he found out his
deceased grandma was Mormon. He was so pumped and called just to tell
us that. We also set up a chapel tour with him for tomorrow.
Friday: Zone Conference today. It was awesome to see some of the
people from my first area. Elder Rawson, Elder Duseigneur and Elder
Robinette were all there and we had a blast. But Elder Rawson and
Robinette go home really soon. And my trainer in less than six months.
All my friends are going home. Hat made me realize that time is
starting to pass and I actually have been out a year.
President Ward, our mission president, is so funny. He’s awesome. A cool quote: “Tithing is paid by faith and not by money.” Wow.
We had a referral from the Zone Leaders of an entire family. We met
them but they had to leave. They seem pretty open to us.
We also had another crazy call. Some guy called us and said he has
been studying the church on his own for the last 18 weeks. He finally
decided to get ahold of missionaries. But his wife is very anti and so
he is doing his behind her back kinda. We have to meet with him over
the phone. He talked with us for an hour and he knows a lot. He read 3
Nephi and loved it so much he finished he rest if the Book of Mormon.
Then he started at the beginning and is in the end of alma. We have a
phone appointment tomorrow at noon. But he knows a lot and loves it.
It’s a lot like E****. It’s weird that they both called in two days of
Saturday: Well, we had another lesson with J******. He said he believes
all the words of the Book of Mormon. He does have a question that is
very difficult to answer without getting into very deep doctrine. So
that will be a tough one.
Besides that, we contacted. All day. From noon till dinner. About 6
hours. That was an adventure. We had dinner with the Baldridges. It
was awesome. They took us to Mongolian BBQ. I love them so much.
Riding back home with them in their mini van was like being with my
family and having one if my friends there. They are my favorite family
in the mission. And I’ve only been here a transfer.
Sunday: E**** loved church! He said it was a lot to take in and he was
still processing but in a good way. It all made sense to him and
connected a ton of dots! It was amazing and one of my favorite
Sunday’s out here. This afternoon we found a new investigator. He was
hang’in out with his friend, another investigator we have, and he was
there for the spiritual thought and said he liked reading and seemed
kinda interested. So we will see where that goes. His name is N*****.
Today: We went frisbee golfing. That’s what we already did. But, we
are getting lunch now. We got a good video while playing.