Oh my goodness. This past week has been rather crazy. So last week, Elder Jones and I had tracted into twk people that we thought were going to be... well, the first one we thought was going to be agolden investigator. When we knocked on M's door, she promptly expressed her interest in us coming back and we quickly set an appointment, and then was super happy about that. J, the other person, we thought that he was going to get angry at us. He is a devout member of the Church of Christ, and he invited us back because he enjoyed talking about religon, and the way that he said it, we thought he was going to immediately start bashing on our religon when we returned this past week.
So we stopped by M' house, and that conversation started off rather nicely. We introduced ourselves, and talked a little about who we were. Then M said that God places people in certain places for a reason, and she was excited to talk with us, which made us super happy and excited. Then she proceeded to pull out this pamphlet that her church had printed, and started argueing that the Book of Mormon couldn't possible be true, because there is no DNA evidence of an Israelite migration from Jerusalem to the Americas. And everything just went south from there. We left and we are planning on going back, and explaining to M that were are not in Hillsboro to argue,but to invite others to come unto Christ, and if she wants to argues, then we will leave, but if she wants to talk and listen to our message, then we are more than happy to talk with her.
So next we went over and met J. He on the other hand, was a very nice man. He is a retired police man, and he was very polite. We spent about 45 minutes talking about him and jsut getting to know him. It was a very nice visit, and we set up a time that we can return and talk to him about the Book of Mormon.
Wow, talk about not judging. Lesson of the week. Do not judge, you will always be wrong. HAHA just kidding, but be carefull when you meet people. Looks can be decieving.
Then, we were able to contact one of the referrals that we had recieved in the first week out. It turns our that Sister S's daughter is nine, has not been baptized and really really wants to be. Talk about a miracle!!! We were able to teach K the first discussion, and commit her to bing baptized on the 7th of September!!. Then on Sunday, while we were out tracting, we found two more people who invited us in, and we taught them the first discussion, commited them to reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it, and we have a return appointment this wednesday, and they want to feed us dinner. WOW, they were super receptive, and really liked the message that we shared with them. I am excited to see how this area will keep growing.