Monday, January 18, 2016

In The Miracle Business January 18, 2016

Wow. After such a rough week last week we saw so many blessings this week. So here's the update. One investigator (quartz hill) who has been reading and praying and investigated for a while finally got her answer this week. So we went over to teach her and she told us that when she prayed this time she felt something poke at her heart. She is getting baptized Saturday.

We were supposed to have another baptism for (YSA) on Saturday as well but there was some stuff that came up that prevented him from coming to church his 3rd time before baptism. Poor guy had a last minute emergency. His uncle had a heart attack. On the way down there he got a ticket. and his baptism had to move to the 30th. So it was a rough weekend for him but he is still so excited to be baptized. 

We also got a call from a member who said his grandson who is unbaptized wants to take the lessons. So before church on Sunday we taught him and he is going to be baptized on February 13th. He already knows everything is true he just needs to hear the last few lessons. So that was kinda handed to us. 

We also were handed a referral for this guy who is now going to YSA and he is getting baptized 3 weeks from now. He has already been to church at a family ward a lot so we have to teach him a few more lessons and he is good to go. He just has to over come w.o.w issues. 

So things are picking up pretty quick in this ward. Elder Boy and I should have 4 or 5 baptisms within the next 6 weeks. 

It was funny as we were getting lunch one day this week we had a lady flag us down and talk with us. Guess who it was??? I'm sure you'll never get it so i will tell you. It was Catherine Glover. Anyone know who that is?? She was the bass player for the band Prince. She has actually been taught by missionaries a bunch but never decided to get baptized. She was really nice and very talkative. So that was kind of cool to talk with her. 

This week we had zone conference with President and Sister Wilson and all the senior missionaries. Elder Boy and I had to give a 40 minute training on "how to teach repentance correctly". We were assigned this topic because Dallin H. Oaks said "the reason we have seen a decrease in the number of convert baptisms is because missionaries have drawn away from the sole purpose of teaching the doctrine of repentance." So we were asked to train zones on how to teach. So that was fun. We met at a Stake Center in east Lancaster. It was literally the biggest stake center I've ever seen. The meeting went really well. It lasted a very long time though. It was from 1 to 4:30

This week the scripture that impacted me a lot comes from Malachi 3:8-10 or 3 Nephi 24 8:10

from verse 10
"prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

I love the wording of prove me. The Lord is bound when we do what he says and he will provide us the blessing for keeping his commandments. If you're struggling with obedience to some of Gods laws evaluate where you're at and makes those necessary changes. I know I want blessings haha.

I hope you all have a great week. 

"Another Day In Paradise"

-Elder Loertscher

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