January 11, 2016
Fun fact: Mainers call going 'up north', 'down east'. So up is down
and north is east. Directions go something like this: "you wanna head
down east past the big tree with the cah, it's in the sticks a bit,
it's the one with the cah pahked in the doh yahd." THIS LITERALLY
(New England translation: 'Doh yahd' is actually door yard, which is
actually a garage.)
I love the New England (Maine) way of speaking, it makes me so happy :)
Crazy miracle of the week:
We have an investigator named Bruce! Bruce is so sweet and kind. He
has a lot of health problems, but he is so happy! So we have been
teaching Bruce a lot, and he has a baptismal date for February 13th!
He is so excited, and he understands the gospel so well.
One day after our lesson, Bruce invites us to come with him to his
other church. He has come multiple times to ours, and we felt like it
could be a really good to go with him. So we agreed! So, we went with
him that evening to his church, called 'Transform Ministries'
and thePastor was very kind! There was about 3 other people there, so we
doubled their congregation. It was very lively and energetic. We
answered questions and got involved, and it was a great sermon! At the
end everyone was feeling very spiritual, so we stood up to pray. He
turned on some music, and everyone starts swaying and praying. Out of
the corner of my eye, I see Sister Monjars hands shaking a little bit,
and I looked at her and she gave me big-eyed look like 'somethings
about to go down'. Pastor Kyle then invited anyone that wanted to say
something, to go ahead and say it. Well, Sister Monjar pounced on
that! She bore such a firm and powerful witness of the restored
gospel, the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, and how Truth is restored on
this earth. She then invited everyone to learn! Pastor Kyle said "on
behalf of my congregation, we accept your invitation."
(The congregation was the Pastor, Pastors wife, Bruce and another lady)
So we invited them to come to our church...
And They did!!
Pastors Kyle and Bruce came to church yesterday! His wife was sick,
and the other lady didn't show up.
It was such an awesome experience, Pastor Kyle got along great with
our bishop, and he really like church. He even stayed all three hours!