On Wednesday we did some service at the school. We offered help with new teachers setting up and decorating their classrooms! They had a luncheon the same day, and the staff invited us to grab some food, they also gave us goodie bags with markers and flash drives in them! Such a blessing!! Later we had a lesson with Dolton West our baptism date! Both his siblings are members and he told us he wants to be baptized on his birthday next month! So we are helping him prepare! We taught the plan of salvation and had him draw it out with us! It went very well and he is excited to start engaging more in the gospel!
On Friday we had a lesson with our neighbor Priscilla Cook. She has investigated the church before, and is taking a second go at learning! After our lesson we mentioned to her that we had to get going cause the elders had a baptism that night, she got really excited and wanted to come! She didn't have a car, but we were able to find her a ride within 10 minutes so she could come! It was amazing. So many non-members were there and a lot of the family is going to start meeting with missionaries! Priscilla loved it and said she felt a very special spirit! So we hope she will continue to find her answer!
On Saturday we had a miracle! We had previously planned a street that we were going to knock on. But when we got there we had no prompting to knock it. We drived around to the neighboring streets to see if there was something there to do, but once again nothing really seemed to call our attention. We tried a few houses, including some less actives but no one answered. We felt that we were supposed to be there for a reason, but couldn't figure it out. We were getting pretty frustrated, and decided we would just knock on the next house we saw! We went to the next house and a man was outside so we introduced ourself and started talking with him. He was telling us that he's already been saved, and already knew who Christ was. He then looked at our name tag and asked what church we were from. We told him, and then he got very interested and told us he has always been very curious about our church! And always wanted to know more and attend our service! We gave him a restoration pamphlet and a Book of Mormon, and he even asked if we had anything else he could read through! We are going back on Tuesday to teach him a full lesson! Miracle! I've learned God will really test our faith! We were getting ready to give up, but it's our effort and desperation that lead to those last minute miracles!!
It has been a great week and I am so happy that I get to stay in Lake Butler for another transfer!! I love you all! Keep on keeping on!
And guess how many banana spiders are in this picture!