Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 27, 2013

Nami nami gd ang simana namon!! 
Hey family!
This last week was nuts! Sorry didn't have much time last week. Well, no idea where to start. First of all, got a new comp! We had an emergency transfer, and Elder Malit got sent off into the mountains! Haha i have no idea why, but it's all the Lords business. I'm now with Elder Henson! He's from Provo Utah! It's SO NICE to have an american comp, where we can just talk to each other about american stuff and laugh all the time, it's so awesome. Now people really look at us like we're crazy. We stand out like the twin towers here, he's only like 5'8 too, but he's got some bulkiness to him. His training is over too, so we have so much time to work!! It's so tight!! I love love love it. We've really been trying to work hard lately, last week in 3 days we had 18 lessons, so we really plan to kick some tail this week. President told me he wants more out of our key indicators, so i saluted him and said yes sir.

So last week i was talking about miracles, and i have to explain myself! First, Sister Nita! Sister Nita has been an investigator for over a year now, and she could not be baptized because of her living situation. I remember when i first came here 5 months ago and she said she wanted to be baptized so bad but she couldn't because of their marriage situation, and we would tell them and tell them that Heavenly Father would prepare a way for them. Well the way has been prepared! Last week we set up an interview with her and a mission presidency counselor of ours, and she got ok'd to be baptized! He said her testimony is so sincere, and she has such a desire to follow Christ theres no other way except baptism for her to progress! She will be baptized this saturday! Truly a miracle, because i've seen her from the beginning really thinking there was no hope, and this saturday she will be baptized. I think i'm going to be the one to baptize her. I'm so happy for her! She's way happy too!

Also brother Bernard! Brother Bernard is a street contact Elder Malit and I had, we were just walking around trying to find people to teach and we saw this old man sitting outside his house just laying there. Really skinny, small guy. I approached him and just started to talk to him, asked him if we could share our message with him. He accepted and set up a return appt., so we went back and he had finished the pamphlet we gave him. He accepted the invitation to be baptized the first time we taught him, and he said he would read and pray about the Book of Mormon. On the next day we came back he was in 1 nephi chapter 7.. and we started him out at the introduction. That was january 15th. Up to now, he is in 2 nephi chapter 8 and has came to church these last 2 weeks. He is so prepared for the Gospel! I know without a doubt Heavenly Father sent us there! He told us this story.. he was in the hospital because he had some serious lung problems, and he didn't have any money to pay for his medical condition to be taken care of.. so he just prayed for help. He prayed and told God that 'if you still have a purpose for me here, please give me a way to get this medical condition taken care of, and live, but if not, that's okay.' so then his doctor that he's really close with showed up, and payed for all of his expenses. Then the 2nd day he came out of the hospital, we met him. Tell me Heavenly Father does not love his children. Each and every one of them! He will be baptized february 16th. We have 4 investigators on date as of right now, we hope to get lots more this week! Hopefully we will have a baptism every week from now until the 23rd, hopefully even more! 

I'm so happy you guys finished 1st Nephi! I'm going to go start 2nd nephi again so i can read along and share insights with you guys as well, i know that reading and praying is makin us stronger as a family. This gospel is true! I know it! I love you all so much fam. Kitay ta dugay dugay ah? :)

Elder Doane

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