Dear Family and Friends,
This week I've been reading in 2 Nephi 2 about Adam and his fall, and it's place in the great plan of redemption.
To me this is one of the most clarifying chapters of the plan of salvation in the scriptures. It shows that man has a purpose, it shows the role of the savior in that purpose, and it tells us how we can return from this fallen state, brought about by our own personal mistakes, to live once again in the presence of our Lord. Every time I read this chapter I can't help but think, as it says in 2 Nephi 9, oh that great and merciful plan of our God.
This week me and my companion spent a lot of time harvesting and a lot of time visiting less-actives. After baptizing our last potential, and also having a lot of cancellations from our other potentials, we found ourselves with a lot of time on our hands. This resulted in a lot of finding! ....for other language missionaries....but that was okay.
Because while we were ending a long day of harvesting we got a phone call from a Spanish guy named Jonathan, who called and told us that he was standing outside of our church saw our number on a sheet on the door and just decided he wanted to learn more. we told him that if he had time to wait we could give him a church tour that night as soon as we got over there, but he said didn't have the time, but said he would be to church on Sunday.
This was a little discouraging to hear because we get a lot of people who say that, but I said a little prayer asking the Lord to please just help this miracle guy get to church.
Anyways by the time Sunday rolled around, we had very few investigators who had promised to come to church, far less than we had in the past, but that's when the flood gates opened, because on top of our two progressing investigators that came, not only did Jonathan come, but a big family was brought with a member. WE WERE THROUGH THE ROOF EXCITED!
We went up to Jonathan after the second class and asked him to be baptized the following week, AND HE SAID YES!
Unfortunately we had to pass him to YSA, but he's still getting the gospel, and we still have a family of new investigators that we can follow up with.
In short with our own efforts our Sunday was winding up to be one of the worst attended, and turned out to be the second best in the history of my time here.
How great and merciful the plan of our God... that as in Adam all die, even so in Christ are all made alive.
PS: also we've got a solid investigator with a date for next week, which really is a miracle in it self.