street contacting and finding. We're getting to know the members a lot
and this branch does a ton of activities like 8-12 a month, it's
awesome. We are going to be helping a lot with home teaching and using
that as a way to find less actives and use those less actives to find
new investigators. The members are all on board to help so we're just
helping them figure out how to best help. We just had zone conference
and we discussed how to most effectively use the Book of Mormon in
missionary work. And during the conference something really cool happened.
Some back story.....
baptisms as a mission, like 15-20, but President Smith this past month
said he wants the mission to get 30 baptisms or more in three months
consecutively and that was our mission goal. So yesterday President
talked to us about his mission and how his members in his branch went
out and camped along the water and every day a group of the members
fasted every day in a rotation so that everyone was able to
participate in this fast and they were fasting for a baptism to happen
by the new year which was at the end of the week. President Smith said
he had just been transferred there and had no faith in a baptism
happening because no one they were teaching was ready. Then they met
someone who had just moved there from Tonga and had received all the
lessons and attended church multiple times in Tonga. They talked with
there mission president and he said they could baptize her. He then
told us that we were set to have a total of 29 baptisms this month so
we wouldn't meet our goal, but just as he was talking to us he got 2
texts from missionaries saying that they have baptismal dates for this
Saturday!!!! It was so cool!!! The entire room just had there jaws hit
the floor. It's amazing that when you set a righteous goal and really
strive for it, that Heavenly Father will help with everything else.
We just set three member presents for next week and we have no
idea who we are going to teach but we know that we're doing what
Heavenly Father wants, so we know that we can do it!!!
Hope you're all doing well!!!!
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