This week we taught our investigator about the word of Wisdom. He was struggling with drinking tea and smoking illegal substances. After the lesson we committed him to keep the word of wisdom. He agreed to. We then asked him if we could have his tea. He then got up and handed it to us. Then we asked him is we could have his illegal "stuff". He hesitantly gave it to us. On our way to dispose of the "stuff", there were so many police cars around. We both said a silent prayer in our hearts that we would not get pulled over. Luckily we did not, tender mercy. The things you do for your investigators to help them progress towards baptism. That same investigator revealed to us that he has a strong desire to be a missionary. He is awesome.
Last week I wrote about our investigator Sheila who wants to be baptized, but was too shy to tell her family members the great news. Well, on Saturday during dinner she told us to tell her cousin and Uncle. They were so happy. Sheila will be getting baptized on Feb 15th. She is so prepared. She is already keeping all the commandments. Thank goodness! She is going to be a great addition to the ward.
During sacrament meeting I did a talk on "we rejoice in Christ" it went really well. During my talk I spoke a lot about missionary work and the atonement. I compared the Atonement to light. Whenever light is present, darkness disappears. It is like when night turns into day. As the sun rises, the darkness vanishes. If we apply the atonement to our lives, our sins are washed away. Light always prevails against darkness, just like God always prevails against Satan.