We continue to have a great time sweatin in up in the tropics, teaching our brothas and sistas of the islands, and the Lord just keeps blessing us!
The miracle I would like to share this week is about one of our our amis. So we found him because he is the brother of a lady in the ward and somehow has never taken missionary lessons. He works at a little island hotel, and has to leave for three weeks at a time, then comes back for a week. So it's pretty brutal to get a hold of him. But when we found him, God let the ocean be a little too rough for the boat to go back to the hotel/island, so we got to have him for about 2 weeks to teach him the restored gospel. And we invited him to stop smoking.
Then he went back to work and we weren't expecting to hear from him for another 3/4 weeks.
BUT THEN he came back way sooner than we thought and we kept teaching him and invited him to church.
We wanted to fix a date for him to be baptized, but we didn't know how that was possible with his crazy work, since the dates for the boat kept changing. And for about 2 weeks, when he should've gone back, he stayed!
So last Friday we had the revelation. We think God is keeping him on Tahiti cause he needs to be baptized NOW!
Somorning we go to his house as a surprise visit. We chatted a little about the gospel and how much joy we feel from the forgiveness of sins.
Then we asked him "Will you be baptized today."
He paused, a little shocked, then smiled and said "oui".
WOOHOO!!!! I was so happy I almost cried.
Sooo we hurried up and filled the baptismal font and he was baptized later that day and now is clean and so happy and has the Holy Ghost with him and has stopped smoking.
I am just so grateful for this mission! to be able to see the changes in the lives of people that I love so much and how much joy the gospel brings them!
I know this church is true and it is run by Jesus Christ. He prepares the way, we just have to follow. Be confident and never be scared to invite or make the right choice. CAUSE HEAVENLY FATHER WILL BLESS YOU!!!
All the loves