Tuesday, August 11, 2009
BAPTISMS and MIRACLES
I thought it would be interesting to let everyone know how often we have baptisms. Each week at our staff meeting on Wed., we get a print out of scheduled baptisms for the week. Last week there were 7, the week prior 9, and the week before that 6. There are currently around 60 investigators who have said they would accept the invitation to be baptized. They are working on final lessons, commitments, and interviews for these people. The missionaries here have done a wonderful job of finding and teaching people who are searching for the gospel in their lives. Their are many more investigators that have not accepted the invitation yet, but hopefully will. We have had so many wonderful experiences happen to our missionaries and we love hearing about them. Yesterday Elder Henrie and Elder Ray called and told us a wonderful story. He and his companion were out tracting with a ward member. They knocked on a door and a man answered and invited them in. He told them he had read the Book of Mormon and knew it was true. He pulled out his book and sure enough it was all marked up. He said he was just waiting for some missionaries to find him and that he had been praying for them to come. My goodness, can you believe what a great tracting experience that was for them. They said the ward member was amazed. They are going to give him the lessons now and I'm sure he will be baptized. Another Miracle.