This past week has been full of miracles!
We met with our investigator Renee on Tuesday for the first time, and set a baptismal date for the 25th! It’s exciting and awesome to see someone make progress in following the Savior. This was the first lesson we had with her, she had been taught by the previous Elders though. We decided to pass her off to the Sisters because they will be able to relate to her better. She’s 19 and has a 3 year old son, so we figured it would be better all around if they taught her.
Then, we met with another investigator, Touttou. He is from Laos, and he has lots of questions about a lot of things. We are still trying to get him to come to church, and with the time change that should be easier.
Okay. Miracle story. We got a phone call from this guy named James. He asked us to come pray with him, and we went over, but we didn’t have his apartment number, so we stood outside for an hour to see if he would come out. He didn’t, but the next night, he called us again, and we got the unit number this time. We went over and he had been asking for a blessing, so we gave him one. He told us his story, that he had met with the missionaries four years ago, and was about to be baptized, but he had a Dr. Pepper the day before his baptism, and they had been telling him that caffeine was against the word of wisdom. He told them, and they flipped out and said he couldn’t get baptized, and the bishop said the same thing, that they would have to cancel the baptism and move it back. He just called the whole thing off after that, and hadn’t seen the missionaries for a few years until he called us! We taught him the Restoration, and he remembered a lot of it and asked when he could get baptized! WHAT?!
So. Awesomeness. Things are happening here in Cali.
That’s about it for this week.
Love you, miss you,
– Elder Jon Peter Ahlstrom
- Views of the beach in San Clemente
- Probably the best sunset picture I have taken
- My desk
- Our kitchen
- Our awesome couch. It’s so comfy it’s dangerous!