Monday, May 26, 2014

19 May 2014

Happy Monday!

2 Nephi 27:23 For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith. 
This scripture is true. This week has been amazing! Miracles happen.
We were biking and saw a guy and girl outside. We talked to them. She is a less active member and he isn't a member. We asked if we could share the gospel with them right then. They said yes and welcomed us into their house. He was almost baptized about 3 years ago. The only thing keeping him from being baptized was getting married. They had been together for six years. He had a head injury when he was 17 and has gotten a disability check from the state for the past 20 years because of it. They rely on the money for rent and bills. We talked to them about faith. The spirit was very strong. We put him on date to be baptized for June 14. I left that lesson thinking that it would take him awhile to get baptized. We came back on Thursday for another lesson. Before we started the lesson they told us they are getting married Saturday! We were shocked! They called Bishop that Tuesday night after we left and told him they wanted to get married. We asked what made them decide to actually do it this time. We had paraphrased Matthew 6:26 and that really stuck out to them. The spirit was definitely working on them. They got married on Saturday in the bishop's office. It was only us and a couple from the ward they had come to it. I am so amazed at their faith!! She doesn't work and stays home to take care of their two young kids. He had a job at goodwill, but got fired about a week ago. His working capabilities are kind of limited too because of his handicap too. And now he lost that check from the state. It was such a miracle! Now he really wants to be baptized too.
I'm glad you had a great birthday mom! It sounds like fun! I thought that birthday card was pretty funny. Do you know how Kennedy's birthday went? I loved all the pictures!! Owen and Lily look so old! 
We also started teaching a 8 year old boy who is active. He doesn't want to get baptized until after he turns 9 though which isJune 8. None of the people we are teaching came to church. We seem to be having a hard time with that. I haven't given a talk in church in a long time. 
Oh that handcuffs things.. We came to the church building and the scouts were there. For their activity that night they had a police officer come. 
I love you guys! Have a wonderful week. :)

Elder Alpin

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