Monday, March 24, 2014
Hey everybody! This week was another great one! we got a lot done and we got a new investigator! So that was awesome! His name is Brian. He is a super humble guy. On Tuesday, which was the first lesson we had with him, he told us about all of the things he has going on in his life. He just lost his job, he smokes, drinks, lives in a terrible house with his girlfriend and just isn't very capable. He has really been crying out for help. He told us of an experience where he woke up at midnight one night and just was overwhelmed with everything that was going on. He said he got up and got out his bible and just read for hours. His girlfriend woke up around 8 in the morning and she went to help her father with something. So he had the house to himself. So Brian said that he just got down on his knees and prayed to heavenly Father all day. It was an awesome story. And he has so much faith. So, we whipped out our scriptures and read about Enos with him. And he really liked the connection between him and a prophet. He thought that was cool. We shared the message of the restoration with him and then invited him to be baptized. And he accepted. We came back on Thursday and in the middle of the lesson he said, you know guys now that I think about I have never been baptized, so if you want me to come to church on Sunday so that I can do that I would be happy too. Well, we dodged that bullet by changing the subject. After we left the lesson we were really concerned he would come to church with the expectation that he would be baptized that day. Obviously he has some addictions and things that he needs to get over before he can do that. So maybe with Brain we will have to drag him away from the baptismal font rather than to it. So it will be really interesting to see where this all goes! Anyways, it was great to meet Brian. Something came up so he couldn't get to church. That was almost a blessing. It could have been a potentially really awkward situation.
Well, we got our transfer calls today. I will training a brand new missionary and was called to be the district leader here in Des Moines. So hopefully I can live up to both of those callings! Training a new missionary will be a lot different than the first time because this time I know the area and know what's going on. And there are plenty of people and plenty of work to do. So that will be great! it should be a great couple of transfers. I love Des Moines!
Anyways, that's all the news.
I love you all so much!
Elder Caleb James Wardle