It's been a great two weeks! The Amherst Branch made it to the temple! What a neat opportunity for each one of them. For many of them it was there first time. Of course satan tried in every way possible to keep us from going! One of the vehicles we were going to take fell through, but Pam Strong (a member here) saved the day and we took both her vehicles!
The sister missionaries found a guy who is around 25 years old. He has a desire to be super involved in the church. We went to the second lesson that the sisters taught about a week ago. It was a great lesson. He was reading and praying. He knows the Book of Mormon is true. He knows the Joseph Smith's experience to be true. Sounds like a dream investigator right?! Well, we have had very little contact with him lately due to work (he just started a new job; such a blessing in his life). This is fairly common. You find someone who appears to be super solid and then you lose contact with them or you just can't seem to connect with them. Anyway, the sisters were able set up a lesson with him and while on exchanges, I ended up going over to teach it. We taught the plan of salvation and the law of chastity. Currently this guy is living with his fiancé. They have been engaged for quite some time. We taught him that he can't be living with his finance. He embraced the things that were taught to him and is committed to making the changes in his life in order to be baptized. He said, "In the end it will all be worth it!" You could feel the spirit so strong! He began to testify that he knew the things that he heard were right and that he wants the blessings of the Lord in his life.
I want you guys to know the church is true! It's experiences like this that...well....it's just phenomenal!
Remember the challenge that our Mission President gave us HERE? Well this Book of Mormon challenge is awesome! I'm loving this right now! I'm in Alma and it's so cool to see how merciful the Lord has been! Such a great book! Hope you all have a great week!!!:)
Elder Nathan Craig