Monday, June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

Another baptism this week! We completed the couple - Tony and Tina, so now they're both members.  Can't wait to go to the Temple with them for their Temple sealing. As always, it was great listening to him sharing his testimony at the end of the meeting.  His wife gave a talk about the Holy Ghost.  They're going through a lot of trials right now, but she has a great outlook.  She said God gives her these trials to help her learn and grow.  That's how you succeed!

During a visit with one of our investigator families this week, he found out that sometimes our phone doesn't receive text messages.  So he tried to give us a phone, but we couldn't take it.  Sometimes Chinese people are too nice!  When he found out we had to help some people move houses, he tried to get us to use his truck that he just bought but doesn't drive, because it's not convenient.  Unfortunately we had to turn that offer down too.  

Recently, looking at all the recent converts we've been blessed with, I can't help but to comment on how people can change.  A lot of people will say, "oh no, people can't change," but that's totally opposite of reality.  I've seen it, people leaving their past behind, leaving their mistakes behind and changing, becoming a new person.  Just talking with one of our recent converts this past week, and comparing him to where he was months ago, they just have this light in their eyes and their countenance is so bright - the future seems limitless and they're just moving forward.

Introducing the Savior, Jesus Christ, and His Atonement to people is what has allowed them to get this light in their eyes, this joy in their homes, and this peace in their hearts.  It's just so incredible to witness firsthand and I'm so grateful to have this opportunity out here in 100+ degree Riverside

Husband's baptism makes for a complete member family

Elder Merriman, Elder Dyer, Tony, Elder Murray, Elder Zeng

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