Dear Family and Friends!
I think the best part of the week was church yesterday though. For a couple of reasons. The first was that one of the less actives that we’ve been working with came to church after 15 years of inactivity. And what was even more amazing was the way that the ward welcomed him back. Everyone was talking to him, and in their prayers they were all giving thanks that he came back. Afterward he said that he didn’t think that even that many people would remember him, let alone recognize him and treat him so well. And the better part is that he was that there are seven members of his family that are not members, and he is so excited and wants them all to get baptized! So we’ll be working a lot with them!
Then the other part of church that was cool was the Gospel Principles class. We watched the short video of the Restoration and then everyone shared their testimony about it (there were only recent converts and less actives and members) and the spirit was so strong! Everybody felt it, and it strengthened my testimony even more of the Restoration of this church! Then, during Sacrament Meeting right afterwards, it just so happens that opening hymn was “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” and the Spirit was even stronger. Then, during the testimony meeting several people got up and testified specifically of the First Vision, and the Spirit just filled me! It was one of the most spiritual experiences in church that I’ve had in all of my mission! It was amazing!