We've had another great week this week. We finally moved back into our normal apartment, finally. It's almost been a month since we were there. It feels so good to have a nice, organized apartment again. This week has flown by so quickly. I guess I'll keep saying that for the rest of my mission (since I have been saying that for weeks).
We've had some awesome experiences this week. We've been doing a lot of finding, to build up our teaching pool again. Our mission president had the mission split all their areas up into 6 or 7 smaller areas. He then had us prayerfully choose one area to make our 'Designated Contacting Area'. He then told us to go through the entire area and contact every single house there, the promise being that the Lord not only has people prepared to receive us in that area, but that the Lord has people that are ready to be baptised. It's cool because we've seen a lot of success from it. What's also cool is that it helps the members in that area. We tell the members that the Lord has inspired us that this specific area that we've chosen has people that are prepared. That'll help the members realize that there are people around them that are prepared, even people that they know.
One cool investigator we found is Joey. What's cool is that we've contacted his house twice before, and no one was home. We contacted it a third time, and we met Joey. We taught him the Restoration, and WOW, he has soooo many good questions. We taught him about the Book of Mormon yesterday, and he was asking us questions like "Did Joseph Smith have the priesthood while he was translating the golden plates?" and even asked us "How has the Book of Mormon impacted your lives"? He is totally prepared and we're very excited to continue teaching him.
We've also been teaching a lady named Seeta. She's a member referral, and we had taught her in the past, but she hadn't really made progress. We hadn't taught her in over 3 weeks, during the whole apartment drama, but we've started teaching her again. We've had very spiritual experiences teaching her the Restoration and the Book of Mormon. She said she'll be baptised and that she'll attend our church. Those were two worries that we'd had before, since she's comfortable going another church. But, after having these spiritual lessons with her, she's opened up a lot more, and we're very excited to continue teaching her.
The more I read the Book of Mormon, the more stronger testimony I receive of it. I was reading in Helaman 3 the other day, saying
There is such power in the Book of Mormon. It's the foundation of all that we do. Thorough, continuous study of the Book of Mormon helps us understand how 'quick and powerful' the Book of Mormon is. It's a compass for us (Alma 37), and when we look to it as a compass, it will guide us in our day to day lives.
Have another great week!
Ik hou van jullie!!!