Monday, March 14, 2016

Week 79 - Wagner Baptism

Pretty great week here!! Wagner got baptized on Saturday, and we are so happy for him and the decision he took to follow Christ more in his life. A lot of the ward came to support him, which is always great, and everything went smoothly. I think the best part was when shared his testimony after the actual ordinance, he gave such a touching experience of how he was scared before and then after he got out of the water, a sense of peace came over him. THAT is the power of the spirit and the conversion power of the Gospel! He is very happy, progressing super well, going to seminary, and becoming a strong help for the ward and for the young men. 

Richard is still taking his time to prepare a little more, we hope to set another date for 2 weeks from now. He is still going to church, so we are helping him to understand a little more about the  Gospel and he should be good. But also this week we have been seeing a lot of success. We have been contacting a lot more and just talking with everyone, this has helped us a lot to find new people to teach. Next week should be another great week, just continuing on working. 

The ward has been actively engaged in the missionary work with us lately and we love it! 2 young men have received their mission calls to serve as full time missionaries too, so we are going out with them and preparing them for the mission life too, but they are great. We also held a less active member search and invite for the ward conference next week, and that went really well. Finding a lot of new less actives that need our help and referrals for new investigators too. We are loving it!! The ward is excited to work and we are excited, so that makes a great combo to spread the wonderful message of the Gospel! Things are looking up here in Huajsapata!! So happy to see the work progress and truly feel the Lords spirit working within the people here. Well, have a great week everyone!! Love  yall!!

Elder Shoaf

 1. Being stupid witht the district.

 2. The District

 3-7. Wagner's baptism

8. Someone just gave us a whole cake to eat....haha