It happened! It finally happened. A teaching appointment, and an awesome one too. We went to contact a few potential investigators down in Hilmar, and we set a follow up appointment for Sunday with the Sanchez family. they have 4 sons and one dad in the household. Starting with Isaac, Jacob, Enok, and the dad, Brother Sanchez. I couldn't pronounce his name so I will just leave it as Brother Sanchez. We brought Brother Eggleston with us, and we were able to see where the sisters left off. Mainly, they talked about the Savior, and how prayer has affected them. We asked them if the Sister Missionaries taught them about the restoration yet. They said they haven't, somy companion and I did a brief overview of all 5 lessons that we were going to share with them. 1. The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. The Plan of Happiness/Salvation 3. The Gospel of Jesus Christ 4. The Commandments 5. Laws and Ordinances such as service in the church, the temple, and family history work. We started with lesson 1. With much simpleness and discussion, they were able to understand perfectly after reviewing about twice through. The member shared his expertise about reading as a family from the scriptures. He too had many teenagers like this middle aged family and how it can be to sit down together between school, homework, sports, and dinner. We committed them to read and especially pray about the Book of Mormon. I invited the oldest son to pray to Heavenly Father. He probably has never prayed before and before he did, we showed how we should pray. It was so heartfelt and sincere. The spirit was so strong in that meeting. What he said in that prayer caught me and my companion off guard. He felt sorry that the Savior went through what he did, but more importantly, he said that he knows what we taught was true. We were very happy when we left. I hope that they do have the desire to be baptized soon. We invited them to that too, and the father said yes to baptism. We may have found "The One" family that is ready for baptism.
I heard recently that we will be having another worldwide mission training from some of the apostles and other church leaders. This will be exciting and for sure my last. We might still have a Zone Conference after that too. We will see about that soon enough. It was also my 1/2 birthday yesterday--not that it matters too much. I'm now 20 1/2 years old. Another thing is my missionary certificate expires on Wednesday, the day I was supposed to go home. But that certificate doesn't matter too much around here. No one has ever asked to see it for the validity of my sharing the gospel. I know that I am still set apart for this mission by the hand of the priesthood. That is what really matters, not a small, simple piece of paper with black ink. That's about it for the excitement this week. Love you all.