Monday, January 20, 2014
This week was so great. We taught a good amount of lessons and saw a bunch of miracles this week. Manchester is really growing. And we are really becoming united as Branch members to work toward a common goal of 24 baptisms this year. It's awesome to see everyone so united in doing the Lord's work.Well, on Tuesday we weer going to have a lesson with Jose and Jessica but they canceled because they were busy. But president Johnson asked us if we wanted to go out to Independence with him so that w could visit Brother Ledjte. And of course we accepted. Free miles and a lesson? Of course! It was great of President Johnson to drive us out there. We talked about how the missionary work was going and it really is strengthening to know that He is by our side. Brother Ledjte is doing well. His Chemotherapy (sp?) is going well and he isn't as fatigued as he was a while go. So his health is improving. which is fantastic. President Johnson invited him out to church on Sunday and he said that he wold know better by Friday if he could make it. So we set up another appointment to go see him. We asked him what it was that made him know the church was true and be baptized when in 2001. And he said that he knew the church was true mainly because of the faith of the missionaries. He said that because they had so much faith to put there lives on hold for two years and come out and profess what they know to be true that it must be! He also said that He missed the missionaries coming out to his place. So we need to go see him more often. He is a great man. On Wednesday we contacted a lot of potential investigators. And we set up a lot of appointments for later in the week. We were able to track down a former investigator named James Ramsey who used to live in Dundee but recently moved to Manchester. He invited us back for a lesson which was awesome!
On Saturday we talked with Dennis and had a lesson with him. We just asked him questions about his family and what he thinks Heaven will be like. We asked him if he believes he and his wife will be there together. And he said, I suppose if she gets there. So we think that Eternal marriage might be the link that will get us in. We are just taking things slow. We also taught Jose and we discussed some questions he had about certain things. About Adam and Eve, the God head, and baptism. He understands why he needs to be living the commandments before he gets baptized. He wants his baptism to be something big for him. He wants to do what's right and we love him for it.
Sunday was great, Lisa texted us in the morning and said she changed her mind about coming to church which was a bummer. But Jose showed up in a suit ad tie and it was amazing.
I want you all to know that the atonement is real. The Savior suffered for each and everyone of us. I love you all so much. Stay safe.
Love Elder Caleb James Wardle