On Monday evening, I was happy to participate in a lesson with the other ward's Elders who I was staying with. We taught a lady who never has been very religious, but feels like there's something missing in her life. It was a very powerful lesson, and I think everyone there would agree the Spirit was present.
Wednesday we had transfers, and I got my new companion, Elder Burningham. He is from Layton, Utah, and he is already an amazing missionary. I'm really excited to get to start working with him. He's excited and ready to do whatever it takes to be successful.
On Saturday, we were able to pick up a new investigator named Tra (sounds like "Tray"). He just graduated from High school this past Spring and is now working. It was a really neat lesson. We were able to point out to him that what he was feeling was the Spirit, which really clicked with him.
Last night we had another lesson with the Robinsons. She was baptized a number of years ago, and he has been investigating for about the last 9 months. We talked a little about the Spirit and how it testifies of truth and then invited him to be baptized on. He accepted! We were really excited to hear from him that he finally thinks he'll be ready by then.
It's so amazing to be able to see people desire to change their nature to become more like Christ.
One of my favorite scriptures on that topic is in Moroni: "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen."
I hope that each of us would make that a personal goal to strive to become "like him." It is the only way to find true happiness and peace in this life, and we get the opportunity to help others around us as we walk that path.
I love all of you, and I love this work!
The Church is True!
[A few photos that he sent today:]
Elder Burningham apparently likes Ramen a lot
Peter couldn't resist taking some "mug shots" with this license plate they saw at a less-active member's home.