We experienced a great miracle in our ward. With the start of the transfer and almost no one to teach we have been seeking guidance from the Lord and working hard to find those prepared in the area. I feel that this area has incredible potential and there are many people that are just waiting to be found. Along with the Stake's vision, and the help of the ward council, we are hoping to energize the members and begin receiving more referrals. Well a member in the ward, with no prompting from us, simply brought her friend to Standard Works onto her I-Phone and had already read the first 60 sections of the Doctrine of Covenants! What!?! Where in the world did she come from?! The Spirit guided our words in the lesson as we answered her many questions and introduced the Restoration and the to her. After the lesson, we knelt in prayer and she offered a heartfelt prayer asking if what we taught her was true and if she needed to be baptized. was impressive. We thanked the Lord for this miracle and know that her baptism will fire up the ward, especially when they hear that she was simply invited to Church by a member friend. She was just baptized on November 6th!! The nonmember friend approached us at church asking to learn more so we set up an appointment to meet with her. At the dinner and lesson a few days later we were surprised to discover that she had already downloaded the
A DC South Missionary
Dear President Albright,
This week A.C. went from a zero to a hero. He is a less active member of the ward who we invited to come on exchanges with us on Friday and he shined. We visited a member, knocked some doors, and taught a lesson. He was the anchor of all three! He could contact better, teach better, and connect better than we could and it was his first time to go out with the missionaries! Then on Saturday he showed up to a ward service project and he was the most helpful and best worker out of all the people there. We then asked a recent convert to come knocking with us and we found a family of five people and he taught them all better than we could. It was incredible. We would not have gotten in the door without the members help and we would not have gotten a return appointment without him! Missionary work is member work, and the rest will come.
DC South Mis
I have so much I wish to express, but I'm gonna keep this minimal. It's just been such a fantastic week. Last night we had a lesson with a family of former investigators. For a long time they didn't return calls or set appointments with us. We held off for a while until attempting to contact them again. Surprisingly the mother invited us over last night. So we brought the big guns and gave the best lesson we've ever prepared about the restorarion. We went in with confidence and it was such a rewarding experience. We invited the head of the household to join as well, and for the first time the father joined us. Just prior the wife warned us that he is a friend to the missionaries but has ZERO interest in our religion. We did an activity and explained simply and clearly the need for a restoration. We explained authority and the Book of Mormon as states "... so simply that nobody could misunderstand it.". The spirit was there. The family was together for the lesson and at the end we invited softly "If you knew that the Book of Mormon was true, that Joseph Smith is a Prophet, and that the Restoration really did occur; would you be baptized by someone with that authority?". We received a response from the father that I have never heard nor will never forget. He quickly responded "H*** Yea!". Then he invited us to come back the next day too! He had a fiery excitement for us to come back. What a change. What a miracle.