Tommy's Release Date

Since you asked, Tommy will be returning to Beaverton on October 25, 2012.

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

Week of MIRACLES! So there's a couple who have been investigating the church for a SUPER long time, and they both want to get baptized, and have incredible testimonies of the church, but they aren't married, and didn't have any desire whatsoever to get married.  Well, the wife had to go to California for a couple weeks, and she just got back a couple days ago. Well, our first lesson back with them, they told us that they're going to get married and baptized! YAYAYAYAY and technically it's all supposed to happen in about 2 weeks. We'll see what we can do.  We told them that they have to stop drinking Coffee, and they committed on the spot to stop.  I think that counts as a pretty decent miracle?
Also, we had some other pretty cool things happen. We got a referral from a general authority, we  found 7 new investigators, we've got an investigator who has completely given up alcohol, and is working on giving up cigarrettes so that she can be baptized, oh and one more quick story that I almost forgot about: We were eating dinner with this one family, and then we realized that one of the guys who was there in not a member of the church. We started talking to him about everything, and he said that he's heard it all before many times from both missionaries and friends, but that maybe it was time to take things more seriously. He said that he was talking to someone recently and told them that the only reason he wasn't baptized yet was basically because he was a coward.  We invited him to read the Book of Mormon, and he said "Wow, I've been trying to find a book to read lately, and I was actually looking for a book to download, and was actually looking at downloading the bible, but never quite got around to it.  He started to recognize that maybe we were there for a reason at that time, and that he really did need to pay attention to this stuff. Hopefully he actually acts and we can start to see some progression with him. It was pretty cool, because after about a years and a half it is pretty easy to tell when people are just humoring you and honestly don't have any interest, but this guy seemed actually legitimately interested in making another effort with this stuff.  Cool beans
Well, Time is up.
Love to all!
Elder Williams

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