This past week saw us meet with Brother A as planned and it was miraculous! After a couple months of seeing little to no progressing investigators, we have a man who wants to be baptized! We went in the lesson on Tuesday, sat down, and the first thing that Sister A (already a member) asked is, "so what's the process for baptism?" We explained it to her right before Brother A came into the room. We began with a prayer then without even teaching a single principle, we felt the Spirit and invited him to be baptized! Yikes! I've never done that before! Just goes to show that when the Spirit tells you to invite, you invite regardless of how much YOU think they know. The Spirit knows, so listen. He of course accepted to be baptized on the 22 of December, so we've got a lot of territory to cover in a few short weeks. But, he's been coming to church for 6 months now, knows most of it already, and kept saying in the lesson, "I know it's the true Church, and I'll never go back." Score one for the winning team!
We have Zone Training Meeting this week, so Elder Giles and I will spend some time getting a veritable missionary pump-up, pep-talk, give-em-your-best shot lesson ready. Pray we can inspire the zone to motivate themselves!
Christmas cheer is spreading itself abroad as we get closer and closer to the happiest time of year. We can feel it when the wind whips through the air sending that cold, humid chill that cuts at you no matter how many layers you have on. It's great!