This week was much better than last week! I wasn't sick and we were able to get about double the lessons we were getting in the previous weeks, so that was really nice. It was really good! We have this less active member, Nancy, and her step dad is a muslim and he wouldn't let her go to church while she lived with them for like 5 years. But now she is staying with her grandparents and we have been visiting her about 2 or 3 times per week. She has a way strong testimony! Every time we go and share with her, I feel like she is teaching us. She's been through a lot in her life and its so amazing to see how much she has changed! Before, when the elders came to the house, she would leave through the back door and hide at somebody else's house until they left. But now she invites us to come over all the time! Its just amazing! She now wants to serve a mission! She has her papers and she is trying to get all her health stuff figured out and wants to turn them in during February! It has been so great to see how much people change, when they are willing and when the Spirit touches them.
We went on exchanges with our Zone Leaders(Elder Tanoa'i-who by the way is going to play football for the Utes when he returns from his mission, and Elder Tenney) on Wednesday and my companion and Elder Tenney went to visit one of our new investigators and she was telling them how her uncle or someting is a member and always shared about Joseph Smith and gave her pamphlets and a Book of Mormon. So Elder Tenney invited her to baptism the very first lesson with her, and she accepted! It was such a miracle! We are going to see her on Thursday this week to start teaching the lessons to try to strengthen her testimony and make sure that she knows that the church is true and received that answer from the Spirit. Its been kind of a common thing for people here to get baptized and after a while fall away or start going back to the church that they were going to before. And the leaders, including the area 70 have been trying to emphasize retention with the converts and making sure that they are willing to endure to the end. Which is good. But anyway, I hope you all have a good week and had a good holiday season!
I love you all!