November 15, 2011
One of our investigators came to Church this Sunday with four of his five sons, and loved it (his children asked him if they could come every week!). Yesterday, we went by and taught him again, and he told us at the beginning that he had a question. He took off his glasses, sat back, and said "I heard in the Sunday School class about temple work for the dead." (We braced ourselves for the objection/doubt). "My mom and dad passed away a few years ago. Can I help them?" We taught him about the Plan of Salvation and he loved it. The Spirit was so strong. After we finished, we asked him what he could do now to start to have the blessings of God's plan, and he asked us, "What do I have to do to get baptized?" We explained about preparation and repentance, and he asked, "I heard that I would have to give up coffee. Is that true?" We said he would have to, and he said, "Okay. It doesn't matter." He accepted a baptismal date! Helping people understand the doctrine of the Gospel is so powerful. Once you see life from the right perspective, changing and being baptized is obviously the right thing to do! We are grateful to be able to teach someone who is so willing to learn (and who has 5 sons--think about the potential for missionary work in that family!).