Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Surprise referral

A wonderful member
sent me this pic
of Sis. Tyler
doing some service.
I have renewed my testimony this week that our Heavenly Father is still a God of miracles.

While going about our regular Thursday schedule, we were driving home to grab something when we noticed a text from a senior couple that is serving in Northern Maine. They said they have a referral for us and wanted us to call them for further information. Once we connected they informed us that someone they used to teach had moved down to Kennebunk and was wanting to investigate again and be baptized! They told us he wanted to meet us as soon as possible, so we called him and set up a time to see him that night!

We were able to take a member with us because we were with her when we got in touch with the referral, Pat, which was great because it helped us know that we will fellowship him with ward members as much as possible. Then, while meeting with him, we quickly found he had a strong desire to do everything that he could for Jesus Christ. He had a strong testimony of everything we talked about, from the Book of Mormon to missionary work to temple baptisms! We really think he is committed to this and we just have to teach and check for understanding and he will be ready to be baptized! We will have some trouble getting him to church because we need certain transportation and he lives fairly far away from most of the members of the ward. But, I know that the Lord will provide a way.

Former companions reunited!
Sis. Tyler on exchanges with Sis. Olsen
Since he has moved to Kennebunk, we have seen him every day at his request. He keeps telling us that he just wants to learn as much as he can to prepare for this covenant he is making with God and so that he can be prepared to be a member of the church. He understands it all so well and he is so enthusiastic about it all. He strengthens my testimony every time we meet with him.

One other fun thing about this past week, specifically about Pat, is that he wasn't able to attend church in person since we needed time to find him a ride. So, to make up for it, we had him Skype in to the Gospel Principles class and he joined our ward mission leader for High Priests Group (since the Elder's quorum meets in the chapel and we can't have video/recording devices going in the chapel). It was so great to start introducing him to everyone even though he couldn't be there in person.

I hope I can give all of my efforts for the Lord this week so that we may continue to receive these amazing blessings.

Sincerely, Sister Tyler

Autumn sunset in Kennebunk, Maine

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