The church is true!

Not much to talk about this week, it’s been pretty slow for missionary work. The last 2 transfers we found around 8 new investigators a week which was definitely a blessing so now the drought is coming. Missionary work is a cycle of ups and downs but then again what in life isn’t? We did find a really cool investigator though, her name is Amy. She’s African American so hopefully we’ll be having a blacktism coming up soon😎 She already had a Book of Mormon and has been reading it faithfully when we found her. She frequently goes the the LDS chapel near her house that’s not in service right now and she says she can really feel peace there. She’s all about getting her kids to church to grow up in the gospel. Everything about her just screams Mormon haha, EXCEPT her husband.
I feel like everyone we find in this area is golden except for 1 big problem with each of them. Max can’t stop drinking, but he still comes to church every week and lives the other commandments. Natalie is ready to get dunked any second but Johnathan won’t marry her. Now Amy seems to have a husband with a giant stick up his butt and won’t let them go to church (At least that’s what we’ve been told and so far can see). Third times the charm though right?! Hopefully the Lord will soften his heart because his family needs the church!
We also found a cool guy named Solomon. We started talking to him outside of his house and broke the ice. After that we got to know him a little bit then started teaching the restoration informally. He really liked our views on things and said he’s never heard the scriptures interpreted that way (obviously because he doesn’t have modern revelation and prophets to help him). He LOVED the Book of Mormon. He’s Hispanic and really liked the fact that it’s a record of his ancestors. He had a billion questions and almost made us late for a church tour with another investigator haha. But we’re gonna see him again this Tuesday.
Rowland is doing well. We committed him to a baptismal date for May 20th. There’s a lot of work to be done before then. He still hasn’t made it to church because he’s been out of town every weekend helping his daughter move, this week he should be there though. Putting a way his cigars might be a challenge as well. Also his wife is Catholic and super against other churches. I guess he hasn’t even told her that we’ve been meeting yet haha. So I’ll keep you posted on that.
Anyyyways! The church is true and the Book of Mormon is from God written by his prophets and brought unto us in this day as a testimony of Christ and of the restoration of His church. If you haven’t read it, I invite you to do so. And if your reluctant to do so just ask yourself, “What if this is God’s word? What if I am missing out on hundreds of pages of teachings from His prophets? What IF this IS the second witness of His Son Jesus Christ? The Book of Mormon will bring you closer to God than by any other means out there! If you desire that, read it! That’s my testimony, take it and apply it to your own.
Elder Collings

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