this week was really fast. Things are going well in Newtown. We were able to extend a couple baptismal dates and find some cool new people. We also had interviews with president Simpson this week which was great. I love being able to talk to him and receive advice.
|Wisdom, a recent convert|
A couple weeks ago, we went to visit a member and we found out that her brother had just come to live with them so they asked us to teach him. At first he just seemed sad and down-hearted and didn't really pay attention. We taught him about prayer and how he can recognize the Spirit, and it changed everything. After that lesson, he came to church, and he is super attentive. His whole attitude has changed about us. We saw him on Sunday night after he came to church and asked him how he felt, and he said that he just felt happy. A kind of happiness that he can't even describe. We gave him a baptismal date and hopefully he will be ready by the end of May! So grateful for the Spirit!
We also started teaching an elderly man a couple weeks ago who is awesome! We taught him about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, and the next time we went there, we met him with his neighbor who was reading for him because he couldn't see. We followed up with him on the Book of Mormon, and he was so happy, and knew that the Book of Mormon is true. He also agreed to be baptized. Plus we got to teach his neighbor and she is awesome too! Such a miracle that we needed for sure.
Sister Rosemond is still doing great! She is so ready for her baptism this week, and we are excited for her.
This gospel is true with out a doubt. It changes lives and brings joy to all who choose to exercise a particle of faith. God hears and answers prayers. He definitely did for me this week.
Love you all! have a great week!
Love Elder Ben Eldredge
|Random pic from our area|