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Letter 40: We Found Them!

June 27, 2014

This week on Desert Plants, we have sagebrush!! It’s not too exciting, it’s not too dangerous, it’s not too green, but it really is everywhere! And so, I guess it’s an important part of the desert ecosystem. However boring it is to look at, because it blends in with the brown dirt everywhere else.

Sagebrush

Sagebrush

As you all know, this transfer we’ve had that goal of finding 4 people to be baptized. Well, guess what. We found them. I have gained such a strong testimony of prayer and prayers being answered and the Lord truly caring about us.

We get the truck one day a week to go out to the areas where we can’t usually get on the bikes. On our truck day, we decided to go out into Joshua Tree and try to contact a bunch of members that we hadn’t ever seen before. So we went out there. And if there is a town more deserted-looking than Joshua Tree, I’ve never seen it. I honestly think there’s more sagebrush than people. But anyways. We were contacting these members and knocking their neighbors’ doors to see if they were interested in learning about the gospel, hoping to find the family of 4 we were looking for.

We continue throughout the day, enjoying the air conditioning in the truck, going from place to place, and none of the members, nor their neighbors were home. Adding more to the ghost town feel of the town. We decided that after about an hour and a half of this, we went to a member we had met before to talk with him. While talking with him, I felt very strongly that we needed to knock the house two doors up from him. But while we were talking with him, the car parked in the driveway drove away.

This is where faith steps in. The car was gone. I knew for a fact that there were going to be no adults home, but I also knew I needed to knock on the door. So we did. I can empathize very strongly with Nephi when he was led by the Spirit, not knowing what to do. So we get over there, and knock the door. A 12-year old answers the door. I do my best to try to offer the gospel to him, but of course, he doesn’t know what to say to two old missionaries, so he says that they’re good right now.

While we walked away, the car drives up. We turn the corner onto the driveway and the car drives up. Isn’t the Lord’s timing perfect?? We talk to the mother, offer her a message about Jesus Christ, and she says not right now. She’s not in a good way. She’s sad, her husband lost his job, she doesn’t know what to believe anymore. We said a prayer with her, and she invited us back the next day!!!

We went back the next day with our bishop, and they weren’t home. And we tried again on Saturday, and they weren’t home. BUT I know that these people are those that are prepared to receive us. They probably won’t be baptized this transfer, but we found them and have followed the spirit. And we’re praying super hard to meet with them again.

Prayer is real. Ethan even had an experience with prayer that I don’t have time to write out right now, but prayers are answered. I just love being a missionary and seeing first-hand all these miracles.

I love you all, and would love to hear how things are going!

Love,

Elder Connor Weeks
7000 Central Ave
Highland, CA 92346
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