Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Investigators Teaching Us!

It has been a very busy week here in the mission! Saturday we have 3 that are ready for baptism, and 3 more the following week!I know this will be a good transfer here in the mission.

Here's a little bit about one of our investigators who has a baptismal date for in 2 weeks. Her name is Norma, and this is coming straight from my journal:
Norma is the prima of Patty, who is a member of about 3 years.  Both of them are here in Cochabamba studying medicine, but originally come from Peru.  Now, I don't know if it's because they educated, or if Patty just helps her understand the importance of the gospel, but she is just a golden investigator.  Every bit of tarea we give her she always comes back with good questions, verses highlighted, and ready to learn more.  Patty is the only member, but we are teaching Norma and Jisinia, her prima and friend. Anyways, today we taught Norma the Evangelio of Jesucristo. She came very prepared as always with 2 Nep 31, almost to the point to where she could teach us a little something about it. She already has a testimony and knows it's true.  She already knows she wants to be baptised, and that's the direction she should be headed. Her only fear is of her family, especially her dad. Although she is over 18, she wants his approval before she does it.  Her father is apparently very catholic and would not handle it well if she was baptized right now. Patty shared her conversion story and of her baptism, and the spirit was so strong.  After, I felt prompted to tell Norma "you know what you should do."  We asked Norma to give the closing prayer for us and she accepted.  While asking the Lord to soften the heart of her father about her baptism, tears began to fall.  She whispered to patty she couldn't finish the prayer. but Patty helped her through it.  I know and she knows what she should do. Patty did not have her family with her on the day of her baptism either, as they didn't accept it, but that hasn't stopped her from being a great member, and even sharing it with all of her friends.
I have more stories, but not enough time to write them all! I will probably save them for another time!

Elder Potts III
Bolivia Cochabamba Mission

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