May 30, 2017
Hey Everyone! It's week one with Elder Hadley here in Woodland Hills and I Love him! He's a great guy and we're already seeing so much success together!
We got a referral for a woman named Mmakgabo last week so Elder Martin and I contacted her last Monday. She told us how she had been going to the LDS church down in Santa Monica and when we told her that the nearest LDS church was 2 minutes from her house she was so excited! We had a lesson with her and felt like we should just bring the member we were having dinner with (Brother Ioannou). Well it turns out that they are both from the same area in South Africa and they started speaking to each other in another language! The lesson went really well and she said that her goal was to be baptized along with her son. Then she came to church this Sunday! She enjoyed it so much and said that she didn't want it to end. "3 hours isn't enough Elders! I learned so much!" wow...that blew our minds because it was the first time either of us had ever heard an investigator say 3 hours of church wasn't too long. Needless to say, she is golden!
We had our lesson with Eliana this week as well and she was amazed that we were able to answer so many of her questions and that we had a lot of the same beliefs as her. We taught the restoration and she is really excited to read the Book of Mormon. She said "My cousins have always been telling me to read it and now I'm actually going to do it! I have to tell them." She's awesome and we're excited to work more with her!
We also picked up two other investigators this week during knockout and they key was being persistent. People always say they aren't interested before they even know what you're trying to share with them. But once they let us tell them what we're sharing they're usually more interested!
Well I love you all and hope you had a great week! Once again there are tons of pics from our week!