The adventures of Elder Steven Stotts while serving in the Nevada Reno Mission
Saturday, April 22, 2017
February 13, 2017
Man what a week! Miracles happening left and right! First, The Jakubisins got baptized! I've absolutely loved working with them! During gospel principles on Sunday we had a fantastic lesson with sister Jakubisin about the importance of eternal families she teared up at lest 3 times during it. They have progressed so much since I've came here, I'm so happy I was able to work with them up to this point. And I'm even more grateful that I can see a huge change of heart in both brother and sister Jakubisin. The Gospel truly does change lives! We've been talking with Brother and sister Jakubisin a lot about going to the temple, and now that their kids have been baptized, the next step is to be sealed together for time and all eternity. Neither of them have been to the temple yet, but they are sure excited to go!
Another Miracle we had this week. Last night we had a lesson with this super prepared person. Her name is Tana. She has been going through some challenges that are really making her question her faith. But instead of doubting, she's asking us to teach her! She is what we call a pineapple, a 7, a golden contact, or whatever you want to call it. We got a text from our bishop saying "here's someone who wants to meet with you, her name is Tana" That's it, we didn't know why, but she is super golden. We taught her the restoration and committed her to be baptized and she accepted! There are truly prepared people/Pineapples/7's/or Golden Investigators all around us. I know that everyone reading this knows AT LEAST 1 person who is like this. But the only thing holding them back is that they just don't know where to find the truth. That's our job to invite them. If your afraid of losing a friend if you invite them to learn more, imagine what amazing friends you'll be if they accept and are baptized.
D&C 18:15And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall beyour joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
Isn't that worth the risk? You should "Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason for the hope that is in you" 1 Peter 3:15