Brandon Beals is Serving in the Chile Osorno Mission from April 2013-April 2015
Monday, April 28, 2014
This last week we found someone that was taking the lessons from the missionaries about four years ago. She had been taught a lot of things. She attended church a couple of times and she knows some of the members. We contacted her in the street right outside of her house and she invited us to come in. So we went in and we started to get to know her a little bit. We began by teaching about the restoration. As soon as we finished talking about the first vision she cut us off and told us that she wasn't going to be baptized and that the missionaries before had taught her the same things and they invited her to be baptized and that she was never going to change. She continued telling us a lot of crazy things. So we took a step back explained the importance of our message and the true value of it if somebody comes to know that it is true. We testified that she can really pray and ask God to know if it is true and can recieve divine revelation. And to come to know the truth. We explained that she was important in the eyes of God. Then we shared that she was important to us as representatives of Jesus Christ and finally we invited her to be baptized... and she acepted!!!!! Not only did she acept, but she told us that when she prays that she is going to make sure she does it with faith. She also told us that if she comes to know it is true, that she will repent for all of this time that she has known about us and not been baptized. So that was a big highlight of the week! We also have another investigator that is progressing well and he is a great kid. He is 16 years old and he is coming to church with us as well.
I love you all so, so, so much. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. I have really needed it.