Violet is our main focus this week! We spent three days with her! She is trying to establish a testimony in God calling a prophet to restore Christ's church on the earth. We taught her about the Book of Mormon on Wednesday and bore testimony of it's truth and receiving answers through studying it. So right now she is reading the Book of Mormon! We met with her on Friday, before her mom picked her up for the weekend at home. She was really nervous when we saw her on Monday. She told us her Mom doesn't favor religion much and especially doesn't like the Mormon church because of what she's seen on TV. We talked about the priesthood and blessings. She desired to have one, so on Friday we met to have a member of the branch give her the blessing. It was so incredible! He explained about the priesthood and how blessings come to pass by our faith in Christ. He was the best guy to give her this blessing! He got to know her a little bit and after the blessing asked her why she is meeting with us. She said (from our first lesson with her) that she knows God created her and knows her imperfections and flaws, but still loves her completely. She has definitely felt the spirit working within her. She says the most sincere prayers and said this last time that she loves this church! Guys, she is a miracle. Please pray for her! She is telling her mom this weekend!
MLC... Did I mention I've been developing a cold all week? Well it finally hit the day of MLC. I was literally a deaf zombie at the mission home. It was great though. We watched some videos about teaching skills and then discussed the November Zone Conferences. Lunch was so great. We had Hawaiian Haystacks, and then... for dessert, we had Applesauce cake! YUM.
We haven't seen Naser all week. He cancelled our last appointment and hasn't been able to meet or come to sports with the branch at all. It's concerning because it's very out of character for him... and it only happened after the elders invited him to be baptized. We are worried he felt it was too pushy... Hopefully he will have more time this week!
This week is Stake Conference, so we will get to go tonight and tomorrow to hear messages from the stake presidency and members and President Carlson!
1. Exchanges with Sister Peterson! (: