To my lovely family and friends,
This week has been fairly good. Hard work but good! I will start off by saying that Sister Jessee and I have two new investigators!!! :) Woo Hoo!! Their names are Kris and Joseph. I'll explain their stories to you.
Kris is 22 years old. He works at a store named Morrisons. (It's like Fresh Market) Anyway, we stopped him while street contacting Monday night and set up an appointment with him the following morning. The lesson with him went really well. He understood everything we taught. We tried to give him a goal for baptism but he declined. He said that he is really connected to the Church of England. He said that he will read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. We have limited contact with him because of his job but his aunt is a member of the church and goes to our ward. We will try to go through her to help Kris.
Joseph is in high 20's. He is a single parent with a 3 year old son. His son is adorable. We knocked on his door and rapped to him. (Sister Jessee has the rap, I give the beat. I am in the process of making one up now.) He liked it and we taught him the Restoration. He accepted the goal of baptism on the 12th of September. I called him to see if he was coming to church and he said he was reading some more information about the church. He agreed to still meet with us to see if it is the true church. We will see him tomorrow to smooth over some misconceptions.
We also met with the Elders former investigator (Ron). He has been investigating for 18 months? Anyway, he is big into the bible and deep doctrine. We are working with him now.
The Pontefract ward is struggling. The ward has a lot of less-active. So Sister Jessee and I have been visiting the less-active members to bring them back to church. We went on a split with the Relief Society President and another Sister on Thursday this week. I went with the Relief Society President to a less-active sister. Her name is Brenda Humphries. She has had a lot of feelings of inadequacy. I shared with her the Mormon Message "The Power of Hope". That video touched her so much that it made her cry. We comforted her and saw her at church on Sunday.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings hope to the hopeless. I have seen that so much on my mission! Everyone needs the influence of hope in their lives. Jesus Christ gives that hope through His Atonement. I bare testimony of that. I love you all soooo much!! Have a great week!!!