Monday, August 12, 2013

August 5th

Remember me telling you about Micah? Well he got baptized on Saturday:)) It was so awesome! He was the quarter back of the High school football team so there was tons of people there, we had to move to the chapel because their wasn't enough room. The week before his baptism was rough though. His family is pentecostal & so they were not supportive at all. They were all sending him texts with bible verses, & trying to talk him out of it. On the day of his baptism it was way rough. That morning we received a call saying he might not be baptized & that we should pray for him. We kneeled together as a companionship and prayed for Micah. When we concluded the prayer the phone rang & we were told that Micah was for sure going to be baptized. Well when it was time for him to be baptized everyone started showing up except for him. We were so nervous. We walked down the hall & said a kneeling prayer like right in the middle of the hall as a companionship, when we walked back into the the foyer we saw him walking in. Apparently his mom & his pastor pulled him aside & tried to talk him out of it. He showed up anyways:) it was amazing. Skye Barton his best friend baptized him. The Spirit was so strong during his baptism. [ He was confirmed on Sunday & received the priesthood. He leaves this week to go to Dixie college in Utah with one of his friends who is a member. It all worked out. He is so awesome, & has such a bright future. He has so much faith and truly wants to follow Christ. The day of his baptism was such a testimony builder of the power of Faith and Prayer. I know that as we have Faith and pray to our Father in Heaven that he will answer our prayers.We got a new investigator from that baptism as well. 

The work here is still going strong. We are still teaching Cruz. He almost dropped us this week because last week we had him read a scripture about baptism & he told us he knows that everything we are teaching him is true but that it puts him at a crossroad because he wants to be buried a catholic & doesn't want to go against his family. So we told him to continue reading & to do a little soul searching. We came back this week & he said that he did a little soul searching & decided to figure out what it meant to be a Native American. He had always thought he was hispanic & just recently found out he is Indian. So he found the Native American ten commandments & wanted to go with is roots? We told him how the Book of Mormon is about his heritage. He showed us the ten commandments & one of them talked about the Great Spirit. He asked us if we knew anything about it. We all kind of sat there & out of no where I remembered the story about Ammon & King Lamoni. When King Lamoni asks about the Great Spirit & Ammon explains that it is God. It was definitely the spirit because I hadn't read that story in a while. I showed him it & he said that he was back at the cross roads. I really think he is headed towards baptism. Every time he tries to drop us the gospel answers the questions he has & leads him even closer to being baptized. So we'll see what he has for us this next week:) Work wise Fallon is doing great. It's exciting to see.

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