I Have a Strong Testimony for Church Attendance

(March 21, 2011) Hey family!  I always look forward each week to hearing about your wonderful adventures and crazy craft shows and things that keep you busy during the week. I hope all is ok in the 303! Is it getting pounded with snow there? I sure hope so! This week it has been ridiculous! Rain every day and gross weather and hasn’t made it very fun this week but that’s ok. This week has kind of been a rollercoaster for us and our area, but things will only get better I think. We have seen a lot of miracles the past few days and it has been great. We found a new investigator and we are teaching him in English which is my favorite! So he is awesome and is progressing so well and even goes and researches all of these things on his own to learn even after we meet. He is very sincere and when we first taught him on Wednesday we set a baptismal date with him for April 16th so we are working towards that now. Also we set another baptismal date with another investigator named Matisoni. He is 19 and is the brother to a recent convert. He is strait from Samoa (but he’s Tongan) so he doesn’t speak a lick of English but that’s ok. We set a date with him for April 16th as well and things are going great! Except on Sunday when it was an hour before church we find out that his ride just left out of town so he was stuck at home, and then we call him and he’s asleep…. so we decide to run over to his home and on the way over we grabbed a white shirt and tie for him and when we got to his home he was still asleep so we went into his room and woke him up and threw the clothes to him and told him he has 5 minutes! haha so long story short, we got him to church and he absolutely loved it! I have gained such a strong testimony for the importance of church attendance and the amount of revelation that one can receive when attending church! It is amazing and I know that the spirit taught Matisoni when he was at church so know he has an even stronger desire to be baptized.

Just the normal adding and dropping of investigators are going on in our area and we are striving always to work well with the members to find more people to teach. Other than that not much is going on. I’m healthy and happy and I’m having a blast here in Oakland. I love you all and look forward to hearing from you all soon. Much love ofa atu,

Elder J



~ by Susan Johnson on March 23, 2011.

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