But, when we checked the time stamp, it didn't line up.
This number was from a long list of about 200 numbers of potential investigators that Elders from over a year ago left.
A few weeks ago, when all of our plans fell through, we had called many people from this list.
I would ask Sister Blaylock to pick a number between 1 and 100. Then, I would count to that number on the list, and call the person.
If they were not interested, we crossed them off.
This particular person I had called, and he didn't pick up the first time.
And after being frustrated with calling people to no avail, to add some fun, I asked Elder Wager instead to pick a number.
He picked the number 13 because it was his lucky number.
And what do you know? It lands on this person.
At first, I didn't want to call him because we had already tried...
But, due to Elder Wager's urging, we called him again. And this time, he picked up!
He said he was away, but told us to call him back in a couple of weeks.
We did, and he didn't pick up. We called again on Tuesday, and he didn't pick up again.
But, he called us that night because he was referred to us by a friend.
The amount of effort and the number of people that has been involved in teaching this one man the gospel is amazing!
The missionaries who initially contacted him had to have made that list...and a couple years later, we had to pick that list up and call him several times...and a member of our ward had to befriend him over the years and invite him to learn with the missionaries.
D&C 18:10 states: Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God
This week has reminded me of the importance of just one soul in the sight of God. The amount of effort that He put into guiding this one lost soul to His church shows how much He loves each of us, individually.
We truly are all sons and daughters of a loving Father in Heaven. He will place people in our path over and over again to help us along the way.
This is the real reason I am out here. I am here to be an instrument in the Lord's hands, to help even just one soul come unto Him.
I need to remember that the people I come in contact with are all children of God.
As such, I need to love them and teach because they are a precious family member who deserves salvation, not because it's my duty as a missionary to teach.
It was actually cold this week!! Actually... It was regular summer weather back home...But because we are so used to the humidity here..the slight drop in temperature and no humidity left us shivering!
What happens when your investigator is late...?
Beautiful corners of Thailand
Switch Off in Minburi with my STL, Sister Tau!I am so grateful for the opportunity to have spent a day with her.
Some of the people that I have truly learned to love!