Alright so the past 2 weeks have been kind of weird. The first week was transfers. I got my new companion Elder Stewart. Turns out we have a lot in common. Anyways, he's awesome! We mostly talk about Girls (the lack thereof) and just still getting to know each other. It's that weird phase where you just ask a lot of questions but I can see were going to have a great companionship.
So the second week was great. I got better and I'm doing great now. Something really cool happened to me. I was thinking of how can we better the missionary work? How can we hasten God's work? I never in my life have received revelation like this. Receiving revelation for the people in Pride is a whole different experience. Anyways, I was told that we need to use the members and help them understand their role in missionary work.
I'm thinking this revelation given to me will be helpful for our current investigator. He's a Baptist Minister. His name is Kerri Gerald he has Cerebral Palsy, but is only limited physically. He's such a kind man. He loves God so much. He knows the Book of Mormon is true and that the Church is true. He really wants to convert. In fact, he even teaches the people at the Baptist Green Well Springs Church Mormon doctrine and they don't even know it! He wants to convert, but he doesn't have the faith and courage. He told us he was afraid. I knew that was Satan working on him. I'm trying to help him understand that everything will be okay.
So, how is this all relevant? Well, there's a member in our ward that joined the church 2 years ago. He was a hardcore party guy and smoked 30 cigars a day. His conversion story is really great. So, he's going to go with us and he's going to share that conversion story with Kerri. I'm hoping that Kerri will see that God will take care of him and that the members are great people (another one of his fears). We are scheduling more appointments with him now, which is amazing!
A miracle happened this week. Our investigator that left us wants to meet with us again. She's working on quitting smoking. Her name is Jerri Willey. She's 18. She's a funny girl. She doesn't have censorship on her mouth, though - haha - it can be kind of awkward at times. Anyways, she's seeing us again and is willing to work to baptism again. I'm so glad that she made this decision.
Things are going well out here in Pride. The members are suddenly really liking me a lot now. I don't know why. Our feed the missionary schedule just filled in 1 week which is unheard of. We eat at someones house 24/30 days this month. The people here really love us.
Rest assured we are being taking care of. I love you all so much.
- Elder Anderson