Dear Family & Friends,
Here is my favorite miracle of the week. We were over in this apartment complex on Saturday afternoon, we felt bad after leaving it because we didn't talk to this man who had a comb just stuck in his afro. We prayed and repented and I assured us both that God would place him in our path again because I have a testimony of that. Well, at about 7:30 at night we went back to the same apartment complex. We were trying all of our investigators from our teaching pool that live in this complex for follow up. They just weren't home. Sister Murray had told me of this Golden family who were dropped a few months back just because they wouldn't hold to an appointment even though they were interested. They just couldn't get out of my mind. We went to the car to try this family and all of a sudden the fire alarm sounds off in the apartment building we were going to. We tried the family and they weren't home. By this time, the alarm was still sounding off. We saw this man walking and called him over to us to ask him what was going on. His name is David and he said it was a false alarm. Well, it transitioned beautifully into us teaching the Restoration with this fire alarm still sounding off as loud as can be and ringing in our ears. Sure enough after we were talking about Joseph Smith, his brother comes walking up. It was the man with the comb in his afro! His name is Shawn and it actually is David's brother, he too listened in and is interested. How neat. Can we just reflect for a second how divine God's hand was in this? Shawn found us and we were also able to teach his brother David, whom we could not have met before earlier in the afternoon. I love miracles.
We had our special conference with Elder Neil L. Andersen in Lake City last Wednesday. It was similar to the one with Elder Christofferson. We shook his hand :) He thoroughly discussed Ether 12 about the principle of faith concerning our mission baptism goal. He left his blessing upon us and said that he will be here at the same time next year to celebrate this achieved goal with us. He also went into deeper detail and discussion about his General Conference talk that he gave in October, 'Joseph Smith'. Closed with a powerful testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It was the fastest 3 hour meeting of my life.