This week was a good week for the missionary work here in Santa Clara 6th. To start, we got to help with several service opportunities with our district leader, Elder Henley, stocking food at a food bank, as well as, folding and storing donated clothes for the homeless on Wednesday. Service is always a fun time to do a different kind of missionary work, where it truly is all about being charitable.
Going on to the teaching side, we had several miracles happen this week. Last Sunday a woman in the ward came up to us and said that we need to come to her home and baptize her daughter, so this past week we got to come and get the process started! It started with a dinner where we got to talk to the father about his time as a missionary, and then we got to teach the girl named Haley, about baptism. At the end of it she accepted a date to be baptized on February 10th which is right at the end of the transfer.
The other small miracles happened on a split with our ward mission leader, as well as an exchange with our zone leaders. With our ward mission leader we were able to go out and have several lessons, one with an old investigator we had set up, as well as, one with a part member family the ward mission leader had set up. They both went very well, and we have high hopes to go back and teach the part member family. On exchanges, we were also able to find several people to teach, including a sweet old man who left the church at a very young age but still reads from the Book of Mormon all these years later. We got to teach a powerful Restoration lesson with him and it was fun to see. Finally, on Saturday Elder Daugherty and I found his first solid new investigator, from talking to her outside of her apartment. It was a great confidence builder for him and I hope that it goes somewhere!
The work is moving forward, and at this time as we pass from one prophet to another, I would invite everyone to really study the decision made and to gain a witness from the Holy Ghost for their self. Thank you for all of the support!
Exchange with the zone leaders