Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012

Hello Family,
This week has been pretty good. Yesterday I had an amazing experience. I told you about our investigator named Dolly Davis already I think. It was really cool though because yesterday E. Manwill and myself set a baptismal date with her. We planned on talking about the gospel of Jesus Christ that day which is faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the holy ghost, and enduring to the end. The first two went fine, but when we started talking about baptism you could tell that the spirit was really working hard on her and found a soft spot in her heart. We read Mosiah 18:8-11 and when she read verse 11 she was speechless and just stared at the book with the biggest smile on her face. We talked a little bit more about it and she explained to us that she was ready to change her life. Like the scripture said, she was ready to keep the commandments and come into the fold of Christ. The spirit hit us like a wall prompting us to extend a date to her. We did and she started crying so hard while covering her face. We sat there for like 5 minutes while she attempted to compose herself. Dolly went over to her calendar and marked the date wishing she had a brighter highlighter to make that day stand out even more. It was an amazing experience. Dolly has such a huge desire to be a part of the gospel, it's amazing. She still has a few word of wisdom issues, but she is trying extremely hard to get over it.

Oh, random thought. We tracted for 8.5 hours this week. The most I have done so far. Tracting is way fun. You meet so many cool people, but also some people that are super sketchy. One guy that we ran into this week was from England. He basically told us that he doesn't believe in god, because there is no scientific proof. He also told us to read some book by Christopher Hitchens. We pulled out our book and invited him to read it. Then we promised him that if he read and prayed about it he would know that god was there. He got super insulted by it and started talking about how Joseph Smith was a con-man or something. And talked about how the idea of finding the gold plates in a hole was an absurd lie.

Love you,
Elder Udy

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