|We got our Ipads|
We've seen huge growth with our investigator J since we've started taking members to her. She is really wants to be baptized but wants her family to join as well but they're not as interested. When we brought a member, she just unleashed all her questions and concerns and the member was in the same boat as J! The member's husband hadn't joined and neither did her daughter but eventually they came to accept it and were supportive of her decision to be baptized because they could see it made her happy. James, J's husband, is really supportive of it because he has seen how much it has helped J. He has curiosities about it but he supports her 100%. I think he will be baptized one day. His heart is really softening to the gospel. He sits in on the lessons, as he hadn't before. And now we see J twice a week when before she'd only been seen twice in six months!
We started seeing M again. She is doing incredible. She has cut down so much with the word of wisdom and she should be completely off of those substances in a little more than a week. We gave her a date for baptism but there was opposition of course! and she wasn't able to come to church. She can still keep her date because she's come to church the week before. We just need to keep an eye on her and making sure we're doing all that we can to help her reach her goals.
Sister Madsen and I just started re-reading the White Handbook and at the beginning it tells us to live the higher law as taught by Jesus Christ (see Matthew 5 and 3 Nephi 12). I did a study on living the higher law the other day and it lifted me out of a rut. I had the Spirit teach and testify to me of the things I need to change personally to be more obedient and to live this higher law.
I love you all and I hope you are all doing well and getting used to MDT again :)
Love, Sister Christensen