Monday, August 29, 2011

New Record of 57 Lessons Taught!

Aloooohaaaaa!!!!How are you wonderful people!!

We had such a marvelous week, I honestly do not know where to start, so I'll attempt to try!!

Last week, a friend of the Keeler's, Michelle, came to church and we set up an appointment with her. We had our first lesson with her on Monday night. She is so prepared to accept the gospel!! She is excited to be baptized and she is embracing everything the gospel has to offer. We set a baptism date for her for September 10. Next week!! We are super stoked for her and so excited to see what can happen with her!!!

We also had 57 lessons this week. We put Elder Tiakia to work. We took Kekoa, who received his mission call to New Zealand, and went out on splits every hour of every day almost. Thank you Koa for your sacrifice and helping us achieve this amazing goal!!!!!
We also happened to have an amazing miracle. I mean...AMAZING. Melissa came to church on Sunday with her family. We helped Melissa pick up a piano from the west side of the island, and move it to her house. She was very appreciative of it, and so her, her husband, and daughter came to church on Sunday. This was Melissa's second time coming. She had a huge migraine and almost didn't come, but she felt she needed to. She stayed all three hours, and after Relief Society she told me she had an amazing story to tell me, and her daughter, Coral wanted to tell me too!! We had a meeting that we had to go to, but I sent Elder Coffin and Tiakia to it so I could talk to her. She told me that everything has been falling into place for her the past few weeks since she's been meeting with us. She just got a dog and cat that are perfect for her, as she says. She lost the dog however a few days ago. As expected, she was devastated, and so was Coral. They looked everywhere for it. After hours of looking, Melissa prayed and begged Heavenly Father to help her find him. She said, "I'll believe and get rid of my doubts." After her prayer, shortly afterwards, she found the dog. She knew that it wasn't just a convenience, but that God was blessing her. She told me she only sees good in this church and wasn't expecting everyone to be so kind. She began to cry and said, "I know the church is true, and I want to be baptized. When can I get baptized?" I'll admit, I began to cry and testified of how God is blessing her because she is allowing the gospel into her life. We set a baptism date for the 17, and Coral was very VERY excited to do it as well. This is a TRUE miracle, since day 1 to today, she has changed so much and she seems happier. She is amazing, and I'm so so excited for the 17. This will be the first baptism from me knocking on a door, and teaching them from front to back. Who would have thought that a daughter of Heavenly Father was behind that door searching for three years, and her daughter would follow? I have faith eventually the husband as well. He's accepting and isn't against it, so we should be ok.On that note, we also had someone come to church Sunday asking for a "Mormon Bible" (The Book of Mormon) and wants to be baptized too. We'll see how that goes :)
So yes, Lihue ward continues to move forward. This was the best week of my life. We saw so many miracles, and we continue to see more!! If all goes well, we'll have 4-5 baptisms in September!! I'm excited!!

We are also getting an AC for our pad!! I'm excited cuz it's been toasty lately!! Good week in Lihue!!!

I love you all, let me know if I can help you in any way :)

1 comment:

  1. Those new shoes are going to be worn out in time, lol! I can't believe 57 lessons! Yahoo!