This week we set 3 baptismal dates!! One is with Ralph for the 17 of
March, and the other two are Junior and Emily Binkley for the 19 of
March:) We are praying that they will all make it to their dates. We
have been teaching both of them twice a week, so they should be ready
by that time:)
The ward has been super helpful with Ralph. We went over to Ralph's
house and made a list of all of things he needs to get fixed in his
house. We then got it to the bishop and he assembled a dream team of
ward members who will be able to help Ralph fix up his house. They are
going to be staring work on his house next couple of weeks.
Teaching Junior and Emily again has been lots of fun. They are really
smart kids, and retain a lot of the doctrine we teach them.
We also had an awesome double exchange this week. I went with an
awesome member named brother Ayala. We went and saw this returning
member, sister Ramos. She has been through a lot, but really has a
goal to go and do temple work for her family members that have passed
away. She hasn't came to church in a while, so we decided to teach her
about the importance of the sacrament. The lesson went really well,
and we also ended up talking about the importance of keeping the
Sabbath day holy. She gets really bad migraines, and it makes it hard
for her to come to church. We gave her a priesthood blessing and
promised her that if she came to church that God would help her with
her headaches. The next day she went to the temple to do a tour with a
bunch of other investigators/recent converts from our ward. Then she
came to church the next day!! We're are hoping to help her get family
names and go do their work next month:)
Also this week received an really solid member referral from a member
in Arizona, who has a friend that wanted to know more about the
church. We went over and taught him Saturday morning. He is the
coolest guy and has the nicest family. He is super in tune with the
spirit and is a sincere seeker of truth. We briefly went over the
Restoration with him and extended the invitation to read and pray
about the Book of Mormon. He told us he would read it thoroughly and
pray about it. We will be going back to teach him this Saturday.
Please keep him in you prayers, his name is Charles.
This week we are hoping to work with all of the part-member families
in our ward. We have 80+ in our ward! It should be a good week. Our
bishop also gave us another list of 10+ families for us to visit. We
are staying pretty busy, but I am loving it.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Griffin