Yesterday at church Ellen was confirmed. Idk if I told you this or not but a couple of weeks ago on the way to the lesson with us, on the bus Ellen talked with a guy and invited him to come to church and yesterday he came!! We have an appointment with him on Friday. His name is Joe. Also, yesterday a recent convert named Kyler brought a friend of his to church and we talked with her, her name is Andrea, and we are going to set up an appointment this week.
We received a referral last week through text from Mormon.org for a lady named Savannah who was given a Book of Mormon back in August from a friend, Savannah is in her 20's. We called the friend, Lauren, and talked with her about Savannah. She told us she lives with her Mom and to stop by and ask about her Book of Mormon reading and see how receptive they would be. She didn't know if the Mom would be friendly or not. We went to the house and the Mother answered, her name is Melissa. She was very kind and we spoke with her for a few minutes, Savannah wasn't home but she wanted us to come back. Melissa had the Light of Christ in her countenance and we're excited to go back!
When I was serving with Elder Bradley he told me about some people he used to teach in the area named Donald and Debra, they're a black couple in their mid 30's with a couple of children. I never got to meet them but we received a prompting yesterday to call Donald and we have an appointment with them on Thursday!
We haven't had any luck with Joseph or Eric in a while. We'll keep trying! :o) I just texted Matt to invite him to a dinner we're having with a group of students from the ward on Wednesday. We haven't had any contact with him for a while.
Smokey is doing great! He's come to church for the last 3 weeks and we taught lesson 1 last week. We're going to pray for a baptism date for him and invite him to be baptized this week.
Hongye and Nubia both feel like the dates we set are too soon but they both still want to be baptized. Nubia quit drinking coffee and tea, I don't remember if I told you that last week or not. After the Word of Wisdom lesson she went to her car and dumped her coffee out and hasn't had any since!
I just got a reply from Matt. He said he's been super busy with projects and getting his car fixed. He just told us he got in a car wreck and totaled his car. We'll hopefully be able to set something up for an appointment this week.
I'm sorry I have to keep this short today but I sure am grateful for you all and I love you a lot! Remember who we are, where we came from, and where we're going.
Elder W. Marks