Elder Low's report:
This week I've been reading in Alma 24, the speech of King Lamoni after his conversion, and the resultant actions of his people. I love this chapter because it demonstrates that once people come to understand that the joy they seek, and feel comes through following Jesus Christ, not only do they cease to do evil, but they actually refuse to return to it:
17 And now it came to pass that when the king had made an end of these sayings, and all the people were assembled together, they took their swords, and all the weapons which were used for the shedding of man’s blood, and they did bury them up deep in the earth.
18 And this they did, it being in their view a testimony to God, and also to men, that they never would use weapons again for the shedding of man’s blood; and this they did, vouching and covenanting with God, that rather than shed the blood of their brethren they would give up their own lives; and rather than take away from a brother they would give unto him; and rather than spend their days in idleness they would labor abundantly with their hands.
This week was a week of miracles president. Honestly to point out one thing which was more worthy of telling then another would not be just. I will write instead in general the things we saw as many of our investigators toke huge steps towards conversion. One investigator, who knew that the church was true and who told the missionaries that she wanted to be baptized after the temple tour, but who had had a really hard time just picking a date, after watching a video depicting the baptism of Christ, with tears in her eyes asked us what she needed to bring to be baptized that Sunday. With the next person we shared the record of the personal ministry of Jesus Christ recorded in 3 Nephi 11, and bore testimony that it was true. He said he had never heard the record before, but he knew it was true. Another stated to her friend in her house that she felt the spirit in her house when we were around, and knew that we had been sent from God to her.
I know that as we help people first feel the joy that comes through the redemption of Christ, and then show them how they can have that always, that they will not only come unto Christ, but will refuse to leave.