Ok, really winding down here. It doesn’t feel real, I still can’t believe it.
Oh there is a girl I want to tell you about. We met her for the first time last week, second time yesterday. She lives alone with her grandmother. I felt impressed to say more about the potential our families have to live together eternally and as it turns out.. her mom died last year. She attended a church for a bit last year when her mom was sick and they were helping, but she’s since stopped attending.
The first time we met her we gave her a Book of Mormon and told her to read the introduction page. Yesterday when we met her she brought the Book of Mormon and said “Sorry, I couldn’t remember which part you told me to read… so I read the whole section before the pictures,” which is like, Joseph Smith’s experience, the testimony of the 3 and 8 witnesses, and the introduction page. Never had an investigator do that before. Uuuuuuugh, golden. Then at the end I said, “So we have church at 10 on Sunday, could we go together? It’s 3 hours so it ends at 1.” “Yeah!!!” she was like, excited. I think we were all so shocked, we didn’t even get around to explaining what the three meetings are or why it’s 3 hours, haha.
There really are prepared people out there.. they’re just not on every street corner. I heard a stat that 1 in every 1000 missionary street contacts gets baptized and 600 of every 1000 member-referrals get baptized. Amazing that any street contacts get baptized!
I’m pretty sure she’s golden, but… we had to refer her to different sister missionaries because she doesn’t live in our area ㅠㅠ. I made sure to take a picture with her ‘cause uhhhhhh she’s gonna get baptized. haha.