Presidente Klein passed through a few days here this week. The first day we had interviews in the morning and a special musical fireside at night. We attracted a lot of non-members to the musical fireside. Everyone really liked it and in our area alone we received 4 referrals. An Elder in our zone and I started the fireside with the song "Vinde a Mim" or in English "Come Follow Me". I may or may not have forgotten the words a little during the performance, but can ya blame me? It's not my first language! Saturday night we had a special fireside with Presidente Klein and the adult members of the stake. I'm sure you can only imagine what this was about...members and missionaries of course! I really liked something that one member said in her talk. She said, the main thing that is frustrating this work is thinking that we've already arrived. Although we are doing a lot, we are capable of doing far more.
This thought has really stuck with me this week. And I've been thinking a lot about how I can help our members get excited about doing missionary work. One thing I noticed is that members get excited when we are excited and likewise, missionaries get excited when members are excited. I was talking with one Irmã about her neighbors this week and all of a sudden she was thinking of all kinds of people to introduce us to.
Sunday we had a District Conference. (Like a Stake Conference, but we are not a stake yet.) It was really well attended and one of our investigators came! Her name is Solange. Sister Crane and I found her one transfer ago but never had an opportunity to go back. We finally went back and had a really good lesson with her. She has a lot of questions about the church and religion in general. At first I think she was excited to talk with us because we were Americans but now I think she is really thirsty to learn more. During our lesson with her this week she asked many questions and every question ended in a follow up question, "Is that right?" This leads me to believe that she is open and ready to believe in our message.
Another investigator is Wendel. He is 19 years old and is the grandson of one our members. He is a really good kid and wants to be baptized. We taught him the commandments last week and he was willing to live all of them! The only thing that has been difficult for us is marking a date for baptism. We will be meeting with him tonight to do just that.
This week I made a cool discovery while studying the scriptures. I LOVE Alma 48 where it talks about Moroni:
Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto aMoroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the bdevilwould never have power over the hearts of the children of men.