Monday, April 25, 2011

Good Friday

This week had been pretty awesome.

The base was kind of tough. I was so excited for Brother C but he didn't show up... he apparently went to a protestant service. Lame. I did teach an Hispanic soldier though. Sister M. She was pretty cool.

Following the base, we went to the Columbia ward to go to church with L. He received the priesthood. It was way sweet. The first thing he said when he sat back down was - now I can baptize my wife. He is so solid. He is a great fellowshipper. He is studying and loving the gospel. His wife is still hard to meet with. She is interested though.

Other than L’s wife, we aren't really working with anyone. Elder Douglas and I are out proselyting in the evenings and finding very cool people... (but then they aren't at their return appointments :)

Elder Douglas and I were out the other night and randomly came to a neighborhood. We wanted to knock just one more door. It was about 8:50.... We knocked it and a man came out from the side door. He was in a lot of pain, having just had back surgery. He was a rough looking character - cigarette in hand and covered in tattoos. But he was super nice and humble. He told us that he had grown up in the church... but was never baptized. He really wanted to meet with us again. You could tell he remembered the good experiences he had growing up. We are going by today at noon. His name is Ron. Right before we left he asked for a copy of the Book of Mormon. Elder Douglas and I are super stoked.

We had a leadership training meeting this week. It was pretty hectic getting ready for it. It turned out to be a great meeting. It was yesterday - Good Friday. Elder Posey, out area authority came. He is being released on May 1st. He trained us on becoming converted. It was awesome. President then trained on the Savior and his atonement. He referred back to it throughout the entire day actually. He also spoke of the loss of his son which happened around this time of year. It was a really spiritual meeting. Elder Douglas and I trained on committing investigators to baptism, church, etc.

I received a package from Steve Hatch. Tell him thanks and that I love them!!!!!!!

Love ya'll,

Elder Stoneman

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