Top news for this week is we found 2 new investigators. The first one is named Cooper and he is going to probably be baptized! His grandmother's side are all Members in Arizona. He and his mom who got recently divorced, moved from California not too long ago. There is still a lot to the story that we don't know about, but Cooper's aunt is on life support, or at this point she might have even passed. We don't know yet.
We met with Bishop Ott on Thursday and shared with him our vision for the ward. Our vision includes having 8 individuals baptized this transfer. It is definitely possible. We have quite a few potentials that members are working with. We are looking for a family of 5 or 6 to baptize. In the meeting with Bishop, he promised us that we would have at least 1 baptism this transfer, and that he wouldn't allow me to go home without at least one. One is good, but I am expecting much more.
So Cooper's mom from what is sounds like wants to be Mormon. In our lesson in which we brought Bro. Timothy, our awesome new ward mission leader who played for Clemson football(google Gifford Timothy clemson) came with us on our first visit with Cooper. It was thundering and lightning and has been raining heavily all week. There were some minor floods.
The lesson went pretty great! So it turns out that the Hendrick's daughter in the ward invited Cooper at school to come to church. But that's not the only reason why he is coming. He is actually sincere and looking for happiness in his family. He even mentioned that he wants to serve a mission! IT is crazy cool. He came to church yesterday and seemed like he enjoyed it. The youth in the ward will be able to support him really well it seems. We are teaching he and his mom again tonight.
We had a lesson with a former investigator named Nic Moffit. He was a really nice guy, but he was trying to pick a part passages in the book of mormon, particularly Alma 32:31-32 about the good and bad seed. He assumed that the book of mormon didn't line up with what the bible teaches in the parable of the sower comparitively speaking.
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- Impossible for someone with little education as well as any sort of knowledge of things of the culture and climate of which the book of mormon was written: He His
Love Elder Soutas