Hey, family & friends!
Just another fantastic week around good ol' ISU! We're starting to see some amazing things pick up here! We're also starting to see the temperature pick up here--can you say 80's every day? I've got the makings of a bangin' watch tan this week. Stoked!
We actually have some investigators, now!!
Mirian: she's fantastic. The Sisters were teaching her before, but maybe weren't really bold with extending any commitments with her. We were finally able to sit down and teach her a lesson this past week about the Plan of Salvation. Very powerful lesson! It seemed like it clicked how the Restored Gospel is the way to fully access our Savior's Atonement, which we emphasized a lot. She's willing to work towards baptism on a specific date, even though she may experience family opposition. She's fighting that fear with faith! What a trooper!
Caleb: he is such a cool person! Very intelligent, and very earnest and humble in his desire to learn more. We had a great lesson about the Restoration of the Gospel! He even came prepared with questions he had gathered beforehand with his research on the Church's doctrines on LDS.org. He didn't accept a specific date for baptism, but he recognizes that the only way to know for himself that these things are all true is to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. One concern he had was that some churches more or less discredit science, but we assured him that we believe that all truth--religious or scientific--is from God for our benefit. He seems willing to work for his answer, and we're excited to see where it leads!
More miracles: a girl named Morgan approached us and said she was "going to be a member in a few months." Whaaa--?? She's been busy the past few days, but we're hoping to begin teaching her soon! Also, two guys came up to us while we were talking with one of their friends outside and said we could come back after a great Gospel discussion with them! Sooo many things are happening!
Put your shoulder to the wheel--it works! We're seeing so many blessings! And even if you don't physically see the blessings, put your shoulder to the wheel anyways! Blessings, seen and unseen, will eventually come.
Love you all!