April 27, 2015
It is always exciting/crazy reading your emails, Shannon with her house hunting, Carolyn with her schooling endeavors, etc. It is just crazy to think that nobody is going to be living where they were the last time I visited them...
This week went pretty well, we saw a lot of miracles happen, especially as we went through the old potentials in the Area Book! We found a very prepared family, the Silva's, and there are 4 people in the family that are of age for baptism! They are all very into religion and want to grow closer to God. They accepted a baptismal date for May 23rd, and we are very excited for working with them to achieve that goal! We also found a new investigator named Ozzy. He is very prepared and had questions that he stated nobody was able to answer except for us. He feels like the Bible went through the hands of many people in the way that the game "Telephone" works (remember the words goes from one person to the next usually changing slightly along the way). He basically knew what the apostasy was without knowing WHAT it was.
We also had exchanges with the Zone Leaders on Friday, which is always a great experience. I had the opportunity to be with Elder Johnson and learn from him as well as help him out. I have really come to love exchanges because now the Zone Leaders are more on the same page as me because we have been out the same amount of time and we can help one another. Elder Johnson and I had a really miraculous exchange, we found about 8 potential investigators for my area and we also taught the Silva family the first lesson and extended the baptismal date. We were able to meet with a less active and get to know him and boldly, but lovingly call him to repentance. I was extremely happy to see him come to church on Sunday, he responded well to the invitation.
I love you guys,Elder Stanley Scott Dye