Sunday, May 19, 2013

An Investigator From Who Learned About Church from Jail

Hey Everyone

      It’s been another awesome week as I'm still adjusting to my new area and responsibilities as district leader. This past Tuesday, I went on splits with Elder Beecher an elder in my district so I could do the baptismal interview for their GOLDEN investigators Junior. He has an amazing conversion story. A couple years back he made plans to have his first lesson with the missionaries one night but he ended up getting arrested due to possession of drugs and never got to meet with the missionaries. One day when he was in jail he ran into some missionaries that were teaching in the jail there and he basically learned everything of the gospel there and built his testimony. The missionaries gave him a pass along card to call as soon as he got out of jail so he could find a church and get baptized and that's exactly what he did! During the interview he constantly was bearing his testimony and I knew without a doubt that he was ready to make this step. This Sunday was his baptism and he had all his kids from Arizona come up for the service. Unfortunately he had a family member of his die on the freeway minutes before the baptism and it almost seemed like it wasn't going to happen. But it happened, and it was super powerful and his testimony was super strong! I'm looking again to teach a person like him again. That is what motivates me to work hard so I can be ready to find these kind of people!

The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. the world would take the people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of the people and then they take the slums out of themselves. The world would mold men by changing environment. Christ changes man, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior bur Christ can change human nature.
Ezra Taft Benson

Os amo tanto

Elder Marrott

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