Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Lot of Miracles

It has been an eventful and exciting week. A lot of miracles were seen.

First, J. We received a media referral last Monday for him. We spent all week trying to see him. We finally made contact with him. He is 72 years old. He previously investigated up in North Carolina. He studied the Book of Mormon and went to church regularly with the elders up there. While up there, J’s wife got really sick - so he went back to Mexico for a few years, losing contact with the missionaries. He had taken his Book with him though and had read the whole thing. When we taught him on Friday you could tell he already had a testimony of the Book of Mormon. He did not, however, have a testimony of Joseph Smith. Elder W and I taught him about JS. It was an amazing lesson. We asked him to kneel in prayer with us to ask God if JS was a prophet. J gave the most straight up sincerely asked prayer I have heard. What he basically asked was: “GOD!... IS THIS REALLY TRUE?” During his prayer we heard the change in him. He had received an answer and began to thank God for it. He committed to baptism with such excitement that I’d never before seen. He told us that when he goes back to Mexico he is going to tell everyone that JS is a prophet. He is so cool. We went over the next day and he had invited a friend to come and listen. I had actually taught his friend a while back and had given him a card - the same card that J searched for to find the missionaries. Way sweet story. He was so excited about church yesterday that he moved his baptismal date up 10 days. He will be baptized next Wednesday. He just knows so strongly that the church is true. It’s been 12 days total from the day we found him. Cool story that I thought I would share.

Anyway.... other than that things are great. Elder W and I are getting along. We are seeing a lot of other successes. A’s sister is investigating. It's great.

The weather is nuts. Suddenly it dropped like 30 degrees in a week. So I’m cold. Mom I will be buying some more stuff to keep me warm. Thanks for the money.

Well that's it for this week. Love you guys.

Elder Stoneman

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