This Sunday was full of miracles. We had a lot of things we still needed for our goals that week. The mission has standards we've got to try and meet each week. It includes 2 people at church, 2 new investigators, and 2 people with baptismal dates. As of Saturday we had a couple people confirmed but the other 2, daters and new investigators, we had 0. But we had faith.
We went to church and no one was picking up Sunday morning. So then this one guy walks in. A Buddhist monk we met who speaks English, exchanged in America for school, and had been to temple square. It was so awesome to see a monk in bright orange sitting there reading the Book of Mormon in sacrament meeting! He was nice, made another appointment, but not surprisingly doesn't really want to be baptized as of right now.
So then after sacrament meeting we get up and look around to see if anyone had brought a friend. And there was a new lady we've never met! She now has a date for the 21st of this month! 1 down!
So 2 people at church. 2 new investigators, 1 new dater. 1 dater left. As we were eating lunch with all the members this tall guy with sunglasses walks in. It was this guy I had contacted and confirmed but it turns out his late night job kept him up too late and he slept in. So we taught him and he is so prepared! He has been through a lot and knows that the Gospel can help from the things he's heard before. He also has a date for the 21st! Thailand needs 155 baptisms this month to hit 2000 baptisms in the year 2014! We can do it!!!!!!
There's a talk called "The Challenge to Become" by Elder Oaks (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2000/10/the-challenge-to-become?lang=eng) This week I started a big study about Ether 12:27 and I've been trying to apply it. I've been praying out loud on my own at night to be more focused and sincere. I've been focusing on relying on Christ more. I can feel a change coming. I can feel the power of the Atonement more. It's so incredible. I want to become the kind of person that can rule in the Celestial Kingdom.
Love Elder Keller
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