June 15, 2015
Hey guys, it seems like you all had a great week, especially Shannon getting a new house and stuff. This last week went really well and we saw a lot of success! We were able to break out of some little unproductive habits and see the blessings of doing so. This last week we found 9 new investigators because we were able to follow the spirit in what to do and where to go. We were blessed in the receiving of a referral from one of Hermana Walsh's converts in Pasadena for a man named Ulises and his wife, Andrea. On Sunday, when we were going to a different lesson, we both had the feeling of stopping by this couple's house and the Ulises was outside and was really excited to see us! It turn out that the he had gone to our church in Mexico about 2 or 3 times when he was about 12 or 13 years old. His friend from work (Hermana Walah's convert) had been talking with him and invited him to have the missionaries over and he really wanted that! He invited us right in and we were able to speak with him and his wife, sharing the message of the Restoration and it answered many of their questions, including why there are so many churches out in the world. They accepted a baptismal invitation for the 18th of July and they seem truly willing to do what is necessary to come to know the truth.
What made Sunday even better was the fact that as we were walking the long way back to the car, we saw a guy that Elder Knudsen and I contacted one of our last days together and we were able to talk to him and his mother. They invited us inside and we shared with them the message of the Restoration as well, but we sadly weren't able to commit them to a baptismal date. We did make an attempt, and they were willing to let us come back and explain a little more about the restored authority and the Book of Mormon. When we got out of the lesson, we had no idea why the Lord suddenly decided to bless us with 4 new investigators in about an hour or hour and a half. On Saturday and Sunday, we found 7 of our 9 new investigators, and then we were blessed with 3 more on Monday.
The district is doing really well and both of our areas saw a ton of miracles leading us to more prepared people and progress with the ones we have found already.
I love you guys,
Elder Stanley Scott Dye