We've found three new investigators this past week and had 3 investigators in church as well! We've been greatly blessed as we've been striving to do our part in the work.
I played the prelude music, the hymns we sang, and the musical number. It was a compilation of some Primary Songs that the Sister Training Leaders sang to. It turned out really well! I also got to sit way close to him on the stand while I played, so that was pretty neat.
|Traniing Sisters singing at Elder Bednar's Meeting|
Turns out that President Sederholm is very close with Elder Bednar. Elder Bednar moved into his stake, became Stake President, and called President Sederholm to be in the Stake Presidency. Basically, President Sederholm just knows everybody and is going to be a General Authority one day.
We had to leave right after it was finished so we didn't get to personally meet him or anything, but I did have a dialog with him as I answered one of his questions and he started asking me a bunch of other questions as well. Not going to lie, it was a little terrifying at first, but what an experience that I'll remember the rest of my life!
BTW, Iceland flew out to this conference so I got the package from Elder Daw! Thank you so much, you know I love fruit leather!
But here's a little bit about some of the investigators we found this week.
First is *M*. He's the brother of one of the members in our ward who has just gotten back from an extended visit to Randers. He's very believing and has been sitting in to our 15 min. lessons we've been teaching. I don't know how interested he is in changing right now, but hopefully these lessons will get him to start thinking.
The second one's name is *K*. Ældste Metcalf and I found him while knocking and I taught our first lesson with him on splits with Ældste Sakurada. He says that whenever he reads in scriptures or religious books he always gets this feeling of peace and happiness that he can't describe. We gave him a Book of Mormon and have another appointment this week to introduce the Restoration to him!
The last one is *P*. He is [a Ward member’s] little brother. He is 19 years old and hasn't really found a belief in anything yet. We met him for our first time a couple of weeks ago, but he came to church yesterday! He actually really seemed to enjoy it, so we hope that he'll be able to come in the future.
Ældste Metcalf and I have had great success as we've been striving to teach the 15 minute lessons to both investigators and members. We've had multiple very spiritual experiences with members as we've taught the Restoration to them, but I'm only going to share the latest one. We decided to stop by Helga and Hannah Nørrung in our ward Saturday Evening. As we shared the Restoration the Spirit came in so strongly. It actually only took 12 minutes altogether but we could all feel it. Right after, Helga thought of a person that he wanted to refer to us. It turns out that Ældste Metcalf met this very same person in Roskilde at the very beginning of his mission! So now they are going to invite him over for dinner and have us come as well and teach him the first lesson! It was a great miracle, and shows what happens as we strive to be obedient to the council we've been given.
|Elders Ludlow and Wawro|
Keep him in your prayers. We need him back in the field.
|Elder Metcalf with Elder Wawro's Tube|
Love you all!