Monday, February 9, 2015

Miracles in Tomball!

(Email from Elder Christensen dated 2/2/15)

So we have had another great week here in Tomball. We had MLC this week, and it was so nice to be able to listen to the meeting and then participate with the thoughts that I had! But we did a great training on incorporating family history early on in the teaching process. Before hand it used to be we would cover it in lesson 5 or when we felt it would be best for the investigators. But now after we teach the plan of salvation lesson we we will talk to them about family history and temple work.

 We were able to meet with a few of our investigators through out the week, as well as we were able to do some more finding in one of the areas in our zone. This week we went on a little exchange from 6-9 with one of our district leaders and his companion to help them find more people to teach. They had voiced in zone meeting on Friday that finding was an area that they wanted some help with. So we went with them on Friday night! 

And as always, the Lord provided people to teach!  I went with the District leader, and his name is Elder Meyers. He is a fantastic missionary. This area has not had any baptisms for about a year, and so going into the exchange Elder DeLuca and I both were ready and knew we would see some great miracles. We starting knocking on doors in the area, and we still ran into people who didn't want to really talk with us, but we also had 3 different people say we could come back and share a message with them. 

We kept knocking, and right as we were walking up to this next house a car pulled into the drive way. I turned it Elder Meyers and said, " this is divine intervention elder!" I was joking when I said it, but a 18 year old girl got out of the car and saw us and started asking questions about who we were. We were able to then teach her about the restoration over the next 30 minutes. We invited her to read from the Book of Mormon and committed her to pray. 

We then asked her once she comes to the knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true if she would follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized by someone who holds the priesthood authority of God. After thinking for just a couple of seconds she agreed she would do that when she finds out it is true. We walked of the porch of her house, and Elder Meyers said " That was so awesome!!" They now have a return appt for tomorrow and they will be taking a member who goes to the same high school as her to have another lesson. 

It was great because Elder DeLuca and Elder Meyers companion were able to also find a new investigator who also accepted to be baptized once he knows the Book of Mormon to be true! The Lord defiantly provides. That is just another experience where were were blessed to be able to see the Lord work Miracles! 

And then to finish the week we had two of our investigators name Nikki and Pamela have their baptismal interview. They are the little girls we have been working with. And so they are planning to be baptized this weekend! We are just seeing so many great things happen this week! 

Well I hope y'all have a great week!

Elder Joshua V. Christensen

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