So To help you understand everything that is going on..last week we had a random man come to church whose name is Jonathan and he told us after the church service that a random number called him last week and told him about the new Group of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints had been started in Hohoe and that he wanted him to come... Jonathan has no idea who the man was or what number he used.... he tried to call him back but it wouldn’t go through.... interesting right? Maybe one of the three nephities has a cell phone because this man is correct and they knew this man needed the true church. We taught him about baptism that Sunday and he loved it and knew he needed to baptize so we gave him a baptismal date.
On Friday we went and visited him and his family in a village outside of Hohoe which we can only go out there once a week because of time and cost. We find out that he had 12 children and was an assemblyman (kind of like a mayor for a small village) all of his children are grown up because Jonathan is like 70...anyways when we taught him his wife and one of their daughters. They continued to love what we shared and the mother gave us four of their children’s phone number that we can go and teach them! Two live in Hohoe so we went and got a hold of them and one of them name is Celestine who is married and has two kids super nice lady and she promised to come to church.
So let me get back to sacrament service...after all the members had bore their testimony, there was like 15 mins left and Jonathan was the first investigator to pop up and let me tell you.... he bore a beautiful testimony of the church! You would have thought that he was a member already! He talked about the priesthood, Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon and everything. We have only sat down with him twice. The guy is super sweet! And almost brought tears to my eyes! Gosh I wish I could have recorded his testimony after that three more investigators also bore an awesome testimony! And two of them it was only their first time, and one of them was Brother Jonathan's daughters (Celestine) who we received her as a referral from her father. We taught her on Saturday and she came to church Sunday! She just loved the feeling that she had when she walked into the church and is definitely going to come back with her husband. It’s hard to describe the feelings that we had at the end of that service! I’m so blessed to be serving in such a great area and learning from these wonderful people.
But even that is not all.... Sister Celestine had invited us over to enjoy some fufu and teach her and her family and to our surprise her father Jonathan was at her house and we had a great FM but also a great lesson. Whenever she asked a question about the church we would let brother Jonathan try and answer it to the best of his understanding and he did great! It was like a member present lesson! He has been searching for a long time and is so worried about his salvation and what will happen to him, that he was truly prepared for us to come to Hohoe! The Lord sent us here at the right time! So hopefully sister Helen and brother Jonathan will be prepared enough for baptism on the 21st.....
Oh also to make Sunday even better is right before church started, I got a call from a RC couple who were walking to church and they just called and thanked me for helping them find the true church and it was the best feeling ever! It was an amazing Sunday and hard to express in words!
That is awesome about the new stake presidency! It will be different to go home and get released by president Larsen but it will be great! Well family I love you all and hope you have a great week!