Thursday, July 21, 2011
I am EXACTLY where I am supposed to be.
On Wednesday evening, we taught a member friend's dad (with his help) for the first time. It was probably the most comprehensive 1st lesson about the Restoration that has ever been taught, haha. But it was GREAT. The best part was at the end, when the dad said the closing prayer and, at one point, thanked our Heavenly Father for "sending [us] here and keeping [us] here for another 6 weeks." I felt The Spirit telling me at that moment that this is the reason why I am here, and that this is one of several significant instances when He would testify to me that I am exactly where I need to be. This is a really big deal for me, especially with how tough times can get along with the certain circumstances that I am in. Having that feeling, faith, and knowledge that this is exactly where I am supposed to be, is an answer to my prayers and a greater comfort than I could describe.
Another highlight from this week was just yesterday at church. A less-active family, whom we were teaching for a while, came to church for the first time in 2.5 years. It was a huge blessing that through all the prayers said by us and others, and the teaching experiences we had, they decided to come back, and their 8-year-old son has decided to be baptized! :) I told their mother after Sacrament Meeting that as the meeting was beginning, it felt quite empty for some reason, and I couldn't figure out why, but as soon as they walked in, I felt immediately at peace that our ward family was together and ready for the meeting to begin.
Well, everything else here in Georgetown is going GREAT! We have gotten a few new investigators this last week, and we are teaching a few really solid people who have definitely been prepared to hear The Gospel.
Thank you for all of your prayers, love, and support. They are much needed, and I feel them helping us every day.
From New England with love,
Elder Dustin Carr