December 19, 2016
Christmas season is here my friends and family. This week was one of the most jam-packed that I’ve had so far on the mission. I’ll just leave y’all with a few of the best parts.
On Tuesday night our investigator, Alan, sent us a text that his mom signed his baptismal form and that his Saturday baptism was all set! Lots of prayer and fasting brought forth a miracle. We also met with these two investigators, a disabled father and his daughter. They were referred to us by our bishop. They are probably the most golden investigators I’ve been able to teach so far on the mission. She started crying as we taught her the plan of salvation. They both already put in their “two-week’s notice” to switch jobs so they can come to church every Sunday, and they love everything about church. Missionaries love referrals!
On Wednesday morning we met again with a family we’ve been working with. They’re doing wonderfully. They are pretty wealthy and always buy us great food. This week they outdid themselves. They took us to an American-style restaurant where I ate a 12 oz. ribeye and Elder Jensen had a margarita pizza. After the fine dining we had a Commandments discussion. They had already done their research so they immediately asked us about Word of Wisdom, law of chastity, tithing, and plural marriage in the early church. They took it all in stride! They’re on date for the 31st of December now so please pray for them!
Friday was a weird day. We had to go out to a rural part of our zone for a baptismal interview. It took all morning and afternoon. That night we had to oversee an exhibit that we had at the church. It was the first time since I became zone leader that I felt like I was doing something really different. Haha. We had a crazy busy today with no contacting at all.
Alan was baptized on Saturday! The baptism went great. Alan told us, “It’s truly incredible that Heavenly Father took you two from a country of hundreds of millions of people and dropped you into another country with tens of millions of people and let us run into each other.” It was a great feeling to hear that.
This next week is a big one for me as far as mission accomplishments go: (1) I’ll hit my 18 month mark; (2) I’ll only have six months left; (3) I’ll Skype with family for the third time on my mission; and (4) it will be my last Christmas in the mission field.
Love you all!
Elder Sam Moody