It felt good. In the past year, not a day has gone by that I haven't seen him, and now I'll probably not see him very often for a good amount of time... Pretty sad. Last night, we had this cool testimony meeting a family in the ward does for the missionaries getting transferred, but this time we invited some investigators, and this family our district has been serving like crazy fixing their house, and those were some hard good byes, too. Honestly. Service creates bonds between people you hardly even know exist. They're an amazing family, and it's been such a privilege to get to know them.
So enough of the sappy stuff. Now some sic stuff!!
So M. and D. Oh man. Seriously, everyone buckle in, because stuff went down this week. For those just tuning in, m. and D. are a deaf family from Nepal who have been investigating for nigh on 15 months. Long time. And D. told us about a month ago she and the kids will be moving with their family to Kansas, but M. flat out refused.
So he'd stay. We figured they weren't ready for baptism then, D. has been very Luke warm, and so we'd baptize M. when they left, and he'd move eventually, and down the road, the rest would hopefully get baptized.
That was our plan until last week. We decided the family all needed baptism. Together. Before they left. Challenge
accepted. we go, teach about the tree of life again, and this time, we mention that in order to get there, and partake of the fruit, we need to be baptized.
D. asked "when can I get baptized?"
Missionaries "next week."
D. "what time?"
Missionaries "how does 10 sound?"
Best part? M.told us just before our lesson he has changed his mind. He's moving to Kansas, too! Meaning if we hadn't listen to the Holy Ghost, and invited them all to be baptized, none of them would be. How tragic would that have been!!
Oh. Also. Right after we committed them to baptism, M. called his best friend who has been in most lessons and was all "H
ey. I'm getting baptized next week. You in?" So he's getting baptized then, too! So just like that, we have 5 baptismal dates in a matter of an hour.
Hahaha honestly such a crazy experience. So they're getting baptized!!!!!! I'm definitely coming back for it!
I could honestly keep going. This week was so good. But I'll end on that note.