David got baptized! It was so wonderful. The Spirit was so strong. So many people came and participated. It is always so powerful to see them standing in that water. I wish you all could have seen him during our first lesson and then again when he was standing up there bearing his testimony. Wow. He has changed so much. He is full of light!!!! David and Bee are SO happy together haha. They are planning to get sealed , a year and day after his baptism.
We added FIVE new investigators this week!!!!! R E C O R D! We had a lesson with our member Katie's friend Albert (the one she shared the gospel with through Facebook, then he came to church). The lesson went really well!! Katie and another member Charles got lunch with him before the lesson, then came along. After we told him the way we find out if our message is true is by praying, he asked, "How do you pray?" Another male Asian haha! He is Vietnamese. I love it. The Lord is preparing these people!!
We met a guy named Derrick on the Berkeley campus the other day and set a return appointment. We taught Restoration and added him as a new investigator. Again, a male Asian haha He is from Shen Zhen, China.
We always write down people's names and phone numbers even if we just talk to them on the street. These are called potential sheets. For example, "Sarah 6783947552 met on the Berkeley campus Jan 2017 Christian texted, but never texted back." We have sheets of these from all the way back in 2013. Sometimes when we have a few extra minutes or we are waiting for someone to come to a lesson, etc, we call these people! Most are wrong numbers or have moved or aren't interested. We called one named Jasmine and SHE WAS INTERESTED!!!! I am telling you this never happens. We were so surprised when she said yes that we didnt know how to respond haha. We set up an appointment and she came and we taught her the Restoration!!! The Spirit was sooo strong! She is Filipino, Christian, and loved our message. She is so excited to read the Book of Mormon and said the sweetest prayer at the end, setting the pamphlet in front of her so she could use the instructions to pray. In her prayer she said, "Please guide me as I read the Book of Mormon." First female investigator in a while! Still Asian haha I love it. I love all of it. This is beautiful work.
7. Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered.
8. Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.