Happy Birthday to Somebody!

(I don’t know what the title has to do with anything. It was my attempt at being random.)

The latest news from the wonderful State of Arizona:(regarding me, of course)

So, guess what? Last night we were with an investigator. Actually, a really awesome investigator who does a lot for us. He’s been investigating the Church for about 5 years now, and we’ve had a baptismal date set since when I got here. About a week ago we asked him to really sincerely pray about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Throughout the week we met with him and he told us that he had prayed, but not yet received an answer.

Last night we were visiting him and talking to him about the importance of having the Gospel in our lives and also of the problems that come, even after we are baptized. Near the end of the lesson he was really quiet and thoughtful. We asked him to say the closing prayer, and he took about 2 minutes to start that. He started out thanking the Lord for his blessings. Then he paused, and said, “Thank you, Lord, for your presence here tonight.” Then he paused again, for quite awhile, and said again, “Thank you, Lord, for your presence.” He then thanked the Lord for the answer to his prayer. It was an incredible experience.

After he finished the prayer, he quickly stood up and went in to the bathroom to wipe his eyes. All three of us had wet eyes. He came back out and gave us big hugs, then thanked us multiple times for being there. He also told us that after he is baptized he wants to go to the temple to be baptized for his grandfather.

It was the type of experience that every missionary lives for.

This week we also had another investigator’s baptismal interview, which was great. He’s set for baptism this upcoming Saturday. Then we have one more baptism each of the next 2 Saturdays. We’re super-excited for all of it. The other 2 baptisms have been delayed for a little while, we’ll see what happens with that.

My shoulder is still giving me some problems, but I talked to a doctor here in one of the wards and he gave me some exercises to do. Hopefully they’ll help to strengthen it enough that I won’t have to see a specialist. Anyway… Enough of that.

We also found a name for our awesome truck this week. I came up with it as we were getting back to the apartment one night… It’s Kami. Yup. It’s an awesome name. She’s an awesome truck. It fits.

Anyway, that’s pretty much the highlights of the week. Pretty cool, eh? Life is good, the Church is true.


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