Last week we street contacted a man at the bus stop. He was from Haiti. As we spoke, he revealed to us that when he lived in Haiti, he lived opposite a Mormon church building. He then started to go on and on about how much he loves being around people of our church because they are good people. Before we could get his information, his bus came. All we could do was give him our card and hope that he would call. That night, I prayed to God asking Him to put that man in our path again. Two days later we saw the man again at the same bus stop. He remembered us. We got his information and gave him a Book of Mormon. When we drove past the bus stop again 2 minutes later, to our surprise, we saw him sitting there reading the Book of Mormon we just gave him. It brought joy to our hearts. We saw him again yesterday at that same bus stop. He was happy to see us. He then started to dig through his bag and showed us the Book of Mormon we gave him earlier that week. He told us that he reads it when he has breaks at work. As he was telling us this, he had joy in his eyes. Unfortunately it is hard to meet with him because he works nigh shift, but his testimony continues to grow as he reads the Book.
Last week one of our investigators got baptized. His name is Martin. We was his second set of missionaries. He was taught by missionaries 3 years ago, but was told false doctrine about our church by his friends. 6 Sundays ago he walked into the chapel. He requested missionary lessons and became converted. now he is a member.
Sometimes as members of the Church it is easy to forget what blessings we have and will receive from being a part of this Church. We have the doors of Salvation opened before us. God does not want us to keep all the blessings for ourselves. He wants us to invite others to partake of those same blessings. In Lehi"s dream of the tree of life, after he partook of the tree he wanted his family to taste of it too. We need to do the same with those around us. We do not have to power to convert people, but we do have to power to bear testimony and invite people to change.