Hey Fam! Hope all is going well for ya!
This week we ended up having several great miracles happen for us. We have an ASL investigator who has met with missionaries for quite a while but never got baptized. We met with him earlier this week and had a lesson with him and committed him to baptism. He accepted and will be getting baptized on the 6th of January. We are stoked because my companion, Elder Funk, will be baptizing him and he will be doing it in sign. That's so cool! Then on the 10th I will be confirming him as a member of the church. I won't be able to do it in sign, but it's an experience that will be remembered forever. Not too many missionaries get to have a chance to work with someone that's ASL so I'm thankful to be here for it.
Another miracle we had happened Sunday. We were greeting people at the door the former Ward Mission Leaders wife came over and let us know of a little girl who wants to
be baptized. We went over to where her and her father were and talked with them about what they want to do. The father is a less-active member and heard his daughter wanted to get baptized so he will be returning to activity while we meet with her. So within the time I have left, we have a potential of baptizing two people before I leave. That is a miracle in its self.
The rest of the week was kinda the same. We met with one investigator who has been struggling with a couple different things in regard to commitment in the invitations we leave with him. We have another appointment with him and his girlfriend on Wednesday so we will see how that goes. Sunday brought some crazy rain and wind in the morning. When I went to get ready for church, I looked out the window and saw something like a typhoon right outside. Wind gusts were probably around 20 mph with very heavy rainfall. I was hoping it would be like
that for most of the day, but it ended up stopping just before we left for church.
So, that's all for this week. Hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon.
Elder Mitchell Smith