This weeks has been amazing We've hit standards of excellence this week. It's been a while since the last time.
We have an investigator named Jessica who is going to be baptized this Saturday. The first time we met her she came to church with a recent convert. She came up to us and said "I want to be baptized in your church." We were kind of shell shocked because that never happens! We've taught her almost everything now and she is very excited to be baptized.
We met a new investigator last Saturday named Omar. He has only been in the United States for a month now and he doesn't speak English at all. In our first lesson he told us "I was born Catholic but religion has never been a part of my life. I want to know who God is." After we taught the story of Joseph Smith he said "I feel like Joseph Smith is like me because I have that question too and I believe in his story." He came to church yesterday and we showed him around the building. We finished with talking about the sacrament and when we where done he said "this is what I've been looking for my entire life." He will be baptized on the 9th of April and we are so excited!
Other than that we found 5 new investigators this week and taught many lessons. I'm very excited to see what this week is going to be like. We have a lesson with Omar later so we're going to start the week out awesomely.
Something that I read this week that really changed the way I teach was a talk by president Monson entitled See Others As They May Become. It's an awesome talk and I encourage everyone to read it. Have a great week, Elder Austin