Well, it was a WEEK if ever there was a week. Man, on man.
So we dropped all of our investigators. Yep. Sydney, Jay, Monique, Monica, and Perla. All dropped because they weren't keeping their appointments, flaking on us, lying in some cases. It was really a bummer especially because 3 of them had Baptismal dates that are no longer going to happen any time soon.... We will keep in contact with them, but the ball is in their court because we need to allow THEM to decide if they want to pursue this, which is way sad because this is EXACTLY what they want deep down, it's just that Satan gets in the way of their inherent gifts if discernment. Man.
And then there was Robert Webster Light Jr. (Yes, when we refer to him, we refer to him by his full name because that is how he introduces himself... I just wish you could all meet this guy....
Truly a "Bailee favorite" if you know what I mean... for sake of time, we will call him RWLJ for the e-mail). SO RWLJ came into the VC and happens to be in our area which was great news because we have been praying and praying for someone who was prepared to be baptized. RWLJ has read the Book of Mormon since 1974 and says he is "attracted" and keeps being pulled to the Mormon Church. He is very knowledgeable in the Bible and is just absolutely brilliant. He probably has a Behavioral Disorder like Aspergers... I can tell by the way he interacts with us and others and also the level of intelligence he has. He is having a hard time connecting to his feelings, because he is a man of logic... Every time we ask him a question, his eyebrows go up and his fingers come to his chin... it's adorable. I'll try to get a picture this week to send. I just wanna squeeze him. But that's not allowed... He came to our Ward Christmas party and it was so great to have him. We had locked (Ok Sister Browning had locked, promise it wasn't me Mom!) the keys in the car and our cell phone died (RIGHT?!) was dead so we were late for the party and when we got there he wasn't there. We called him and he said "I came and saw food and left because that doesn't interest me". He wishes that he could take a pill to keep him from dying cause he hates eating. I told him that was definitely something we do not have in common. Anyways, he is rad and we are excited for him to be baptised.
Pray for the 26th of December (he is praying about that day too, so the more the merrier) because that would be the best Christmas Miracle ever.
Other than RWLJ, we are just trying to find people to teach. We are spending a lot of time with the Area book, visiting less active members and former investigators. Pray for our area! And also for our now former investigators. Dropping them was so sad for me, especially because I loooooove them so much.
I really don't have much else to update on this week... The VC is just a-hoppin with people because of the Christmas lights, so it's way fun because family after family come in and I love talking to all of these people. Christmas is the best.
As I read the Book of Mormon everyday, I fall more and more in love with it. Truly! It's so great! I want to have faith like Alma. Our Zone is studying Christlike Attributes and this week is humility... Humility is so hard becasue becoming truly humble means giving EVERYTHING to the Lord. And relying on him for everything. Right now, as we struggle to find people to teach, I am realizing how much we have to depend on the Lord for help, guidance and strength. He is so good to us.