Monday, January 6, 2014

Year 2 - Letter 32 - Baton Rouge, LA

3 Ne 13: 19-20 

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and thieves break through and steal;

 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

Hey Everyone!

It is kind of weird emailing again, since it really has only been a few days.  But that is OK.  It sure is great to email y'all!

Well lets see.  I think the greatest thing that has happened this week was church.  We changed times to 12:50.  That was quite different that nine!  We had the coolest gospel principles class. We only had one person there that was an investigator, and Tanya, who I baptized about a month ago, and her little baby that she had a little bit after Christmas.  His name is Jason.  Anyways, the class was awesome.  It was Alberto's (the investigator) first time at church.  He hadn't even had the a lesson yet.  He was at one of the homes of that the sisters visit, and they randomly invited him to church.  Juan, one of our awesome members, went to pick him up, but he wasn't there.  He then called the sisters and found our where the church was and got a ride.  That was awesome! 
Anyways, the lesson was on the Restored Church of Jesus Christ.  So basically, this guy got the best first lesson ever from the entire district.  We gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon and he said that he would read it.  I shared with him how it was perfectly fine to have questions, kind of how it talks about questions in the book The Power of Every Day Missionaries (if you haven't read that, you should).  I told him that this church was restored in response to questions of the young prophet Joseph Smith, and that we could also help him find the answers to his questions.  It was sweet.  I can not wait to see what happens with our friend Aldoberto.  The branch was so kind and was great about welcoming him in to the family.  Oh, we also met in the chapel for sacrament!  That was the best!  It has been 7 months since I have met in the chapel for sacrament! The spirit was so strong!  One testimony really touched me.  She told of how in the past year that she hadn't really gone to church much until the end.  She also told an amazing story of how her daughter who was crossing to here was on her way but was caught by the border patrol. Miraculously, however, her daughter ended up getting out free from the border patrol and brought to her door.  She then said that she hadn't ever entered the temple yet, only in her dreams, and that she was going to make going to the temple the top priority.  Very sincere.  

Well, that is pretty much the highlights of this week.  We have kind of hit a point where we have to figure out who is really interested and who we need to kind of let cool down a bit.  It is kind of hard, but I know that the Lord will guide Elder Hale and I to make the correct decisions.  I love you all!  Thanks for all that you do!  I love you all so much!

Elder Scott Turner Andrews 

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