This week has been the best week yet working with members! Usually we can only get 1 or 2 lessons with members to come out with us every week, but we worked hard and got 7 lessons with a member present this week. Now I think the members see the progress of some of our investigators and like the feeling of being a part of helping someone towards baptism.
So some of our investigators and their progress:
Alfonso is progressing the most right now. We got some members to come with us and we had some killer lessons. We taught about the atonement of Jesus Christ and how we can feel more of the blessings of the Savior’s sacrifice as we follow his example and be baptized. He said that he will be baptized if he is prepared. We told him that coming to church with us is a huge part in preparation for baptism. We got a member to come with us to pick him up and he came to church!! He said he was really happy he came and was satisfied. Coming to church is a huge part in conversion. I’m sure he felt the difference as he attended the Lord’s Church.
Ramon is our other investigator. He is digging through the Book of Mormon like crazy and comparing it to the Bible. We got some members over there also and taught about the Sabbath Day. He is a Fisherman and says he fishes every Sunday morning. We shared with him the story of Jesus and Peter and how the Savior invited him to drop his nets and follow him and be a fisher of men. He made plans to come to church the following Sunday.
I had an interview with President Boucher last Wednesday. It was super cool to talk to him. We talked a lot about the work and also hunting and fishing. President had shared with ME the story of Jesus and Peter, and Christ’s invitation Peter to drop his nets and Follow him and be a Fisher of Men. I remember thinking about that story and that I pretty much have the same invitation..kinda of like “drop your Fly Rod and follow me and be a Fisher of Men in Puerto Rico”. It was a cool thought.
We just had a golden contact the other day. A family invited us in and we shared the Restoration. They seemed pretty excited that they have an opportunity to actually search and know for themselves and receive an answer from God... that the same church Jesus Established has been restored. We see them tomorrow again so I’m pumped for that.
I’m glad to hear that the funeral for Great-Grandma Nea was really good! I’m sure she is happy.
Love you all! Let me know what’s up!
Elder Cody Anderson
Puerto Rico San Juan Mission