George got baptized this week!! :) His baptism was on Saturday and it went so great! He had Brother Lusk baptize him and that was a really neat experience for both of them! After he got baptized he just kept saying "it feels so nice to be apart of this ward family" :) Sunday he was confirmed and interviewed to receive the priesthood :) Im so proud of him and his decision to be baptized! George was tracted into in December and he said he couldnt talk right then because his wife was in the hospital. They went back the next week and he wasnt there. They contacted him again the first week of january and he said the reason he wasnt there was because he was at his wifes funeral. She passed away from complications during heart surgery. She was only 40. They have a 15 yr old son. George wanted to learn so Sister Nelson and her last companion taught the first 2 lessons then i got here and we finished teaching him :) he is such a miracle! He was definitely prepared. It has been such a neat experience for us to teach him. Also this week i got to go on exchanges with the Franklin sisters. They have a branch that is really struggling but they have a lot of Hispanic members so they have a goal to start a Spanish branch because one of the sisters there right now is a spanish speaking sister :) While we were on exchanges we got to teach this part member family that is hispanic and they were so awesome. the wife has a baptism date for march :) also we went tracting while i was there and we found a hyspanic family for them to start teaching! It was a mom, dad, and two kids! i was so happy that we found them! On Friday we went to contact this potential named Brandi and we didnt think she had much potential but we kept trying. We went and she let us in and we started teaching and talking about gods love for each of us.. She started to cry and shared some trials she has been going thru lately. We continued to teach the restoration and she cried thru the whole lesson. As we shared the first vision she just cried and we asked her what she was feeling and she said that it was something she has never felt before and that she felt really good and peaceful. We were able to explain to her that it was the Holy Ghost testifying to her that what we were saying was true. it was probably one of the most spiritual lessons of my mission. We were all in tears. it was so awesome!! We committed her to be baptized and she said yes :) I love doing the lords work and being able to teach people about the restored gospel. Last miracle of the week... We have been teaching a guy named Joe. He is in his 20's. He is atheist and doesn't have much belief in Jesus Christ. He is really hard to teach because he questions everything we say. We had 2 really good lessons with him at the church with a member this week and he really seems to be understanding more. We have been inviting him to church but he never came. But yesterday he came to church!! :) and he stayed the whole time. He really enjoyed it. i am so grateful to be serving here in Waynesville. I love it here so much! i love my mission and i love the people i have been able to serve :)
Have a good week!!
Love Sister Leifson :)