July 10, 2017
Dear friends and family,
We had a wonderful miracle this week! We had another lesson this week with Mark and he had asked us about who the Holy Ghost was. After we explained who he was and answered some more of his questions, he became concerned and then told us that he hasn't received a witness that the Book of Mormon is true yet... but then he bore his testimony of the truthfulness of The Restoration and of Joseph Smith and how there is no way that he's not a prophet and so on. We looked at him and said, "Mark you know the Book of Mormon is true you know that the church is true and you just bore a beautiful testimony." He then expressed to us that he knows it's all true and that he wanted to be baptized. So, we went through the BIQs (Baptism Interview Questions) and then invited him to set a specific date. We gave him several dates to choose from, but he wouldn't except one. Then, at church, we walked into the chapel and as we walk up to Mark the first thing he said was, "The 29th! I want to be baptized on the 29th!" We are so excited! It was such an amazing experience to be able to see how the gospel has changed his life and how he looks so much happier and brighter! His countenance shines! It's such a testimony builder to me that the gospel truly changes and blesses lives.
So, for the 4th of July, we didn't do anything other than missionary work and then had dinner... but I almost ran over a firework while trying to find a house. Luckily, it blew up after I was already past it. Kansans like to blow fireworks off from 1pm -2am... crazy people.
Well sorry for short weekly but I hope you have a good not too hot week 😄