This week i experienced my first full week of Oregon rain. It rained
pretty hard almost every day. Which was not my favorite but it made
for some good memories. This week my testimony of how the Lord will
always comfort us and give us joy when we are doing what is right, has
really grown. We had a couple really hard days especially Wednesday. In
a matter of three hours on Wednesday we got a text from our
investigator's (Kaiden's) step-mom texted us and told us that he did
not want to be baptised on Saturday. Which was a really shock because
he had, had that as his date for a while and seemed really solid.
We also had two investigators who had a baptismal date told us they were
not willing to meet with us anymore because they are too busy moving
and stuff (that was not the biggest surprise because we have had a
insanely hard time meeting with them, and their baptismal date was not
until Feb. 28th because they struggle with every aspect of the Word of
Wisdom.) and we also had one different investigator cancel her next
appointment and say she did not want to meet anymore. And then after
all of that we biked for 45 min to visit some people and to tract in
the pouring rain.
The strange thing was that the whole time I was in
a good mood, I was happy and i really felt comforted, don't get me
wrong it was insanely hard to hear those things from my investigators,
its a whole different kind of sorrow, but even with all that I was
just naturally happy. I know that it was the Lord giving me feelings of
joy, reassuring me that I am doing the right things and that it will
all work out. I was very grateful for that.
Thomas is who I talked about us tracting into last Sunday, and things
have been going really well with him. we have had two lessons and a
chapel tour with him, along with him we have been teaching his
girlfriend and her son who is 8. They are all really progressing and
they have a ways to go, but i am really looking forward to teaching
them more and helping them grow.
Thank you for all the prayers i really appreciate it, it everyone could
pray for Kaden this week that would be great. We are meeting with him
on Tuesday and that will determine a lot.
Fearless Via Faith