This week was amazing! We saw SO many miracles happen! Life has just been so extremely good lately! I know for a fact know, that after we are tested and tried, after the trial of our faith, we are blessed tremendously!
Last week was pretty difficult, but this week has just soared! We were able to exceed many of our goals, and we got several new people to teach. We have 3 current progressing investigators who are just so prepared!
Terry has been reading the Book of Mormon and praying with her member husband daily. She has a strong desire to change so she can help her family. She realized yesterday while we were giving talks about families, that she needed to help herself before she could help her loved ones. We discussed the Restoration, and she believes it all! She has expressed many spiritual experiences, and loves seeing how happy this all makes her. She comes to church every week! We should be seeing some wonderful results soon! J
Stephanie is in another similar situation! She has been reading the Book of Mormon and Preach my Gospel with her member husband. She really wants to KNOW the church is true. We had another lesson with her yesterday, and discussed the Plan of Salvation. She said it all makes so much sense, and compared to her other religious background, this gospel goes into detail, and tells ya how it is! That’s because it’s true J She has been coming to church weekly, and is doing great! We were reading about resurrection in Alma 11, and she was glad her husband would not be bald when he was resurrected J
Tom is doing great! He would totally be baptized tomorrow, but he needs to marry his girlfriend first! They have been living together for 22 years, and just need to commit! But his girlfriends heart is truly softening, and she has been expressing many feelings of how she needs to change, and get back active again. Tom also comes to church every week J
This past week we have been totally focused on improving. We have been super obedient, but we decided we needed to be more effectively and efficiently obedient! So we have been praying our whole hearts out, planning extensively for our investigators, and just loving them! Miracles have happened all over our area. The members here are excellent and helping us achieve all that the Father has planned for in Shelley J
Everyday of my life I just thank my Heavenly Father for the privilege I have of being a missionary! It is so wonderful, and I love every bit of it! Thank you all so much for your prayers. I have TRULY felt them this week. Satan has been more and more apparent the more we try to follow our Savior. But we have gained extra strength from Christ to deal with these trials. We are strong soldiers in God’s army!
I love you all, and hope you have an excellente week!!!!
Love, Elder Otto