We found a woman named Cynthia on Thursday and she is AMAZING. We spoke with her a little at her door, then she invited us right in and we shared the message of the restoration with her. The spirit was so strong and she knew it was true. She has a Christian background. She has an 11 month old son and had another baby boy who passed when he was less than a year old. She lives with her boyfriend Jeremy who is a pagan lol, but he is open to learning more. On Saturday we went back to their home and brought two awesome members with us to teach. We invited Cynthia to be baptized and she was a little hesitant, but then she came to church yesterday with her cute son, Nicki, and after the second hour class, she asked us what she needs to do to become a member. We told her she would need to get baptized. She said, "Well, when can I get baptized?!!!" We set a date for September 30th and are going to do everything we can with the Lord's help to prepare her for that date. I am so excited!!
We had the most incredible lesson with a new investigator, Aliza, this week as well. She is the friend of a member in the ward and the member had us over for lunch with Aliza and her family on Saturday. We got to know her for a while and she really opened up to us and got very emotional about all the deaths of loved ones in her life and how she feels that she is crazy because she can literally feel them near her at times, pushing her to do something to help them. We felt prompted to share the plan of salvation and by the end of the lesson, there wasn't a dry eye in the room. Aliza just kept saying that this message has lifted a weight off her shoulders. that this is what she has always felt but just thought she was crazy. She is literally so much happier now. This is what she has been missing. On Sunday, Aliza came to church and was brought to tears many times. She loves the people and loves the messages that were shared. She is #GOLDEN. Tonight we are going back over to the member's home and sharing a family home evening with Aliza and her children as well. I am just in awe of how prepared both her and Cynthia are. What an amazing week it has been! I feel so humbled and blessed.