Our zone had a zone finding activity this last week. It started on Tuesday. We had a zone fast where we fasted that we’d all find new investigators the following day. That following day was Wednesday, which we called, Consecrated Finding Day. We planned to devote the entire day to finding people. That meant contacting and porting pretty much all day!
Elder Andrus and I went out and talked to many people. We were able to get the numbers of a few people who were interested. One man in particular setup a rendez-vous with us for the next day.
Thursday morning came and we waited for him at the chapel. As we got to know him, we learned that he’s made many bad choices in his life. He has a few addictions but he wants to change. He’s had enough faith to pray to God most of his life, but he won’t ask the Lord for any help for himself. He feels unworthy to ask the Lord for help when he’s made so many bad choices.
We taught simple principles such as God is our Heavenly Father, the Atonement and Prayer. At the end of our rendez-vous he prayed. The Spirit was strong and we know he felt it too. We saw him again on Saturday and presented him with the Book of Mormon. He was very happy to receive. He was so excited to start reading that he began reading a chapter right there!
So our meetings with him were probably a couple of the best experiences I had last week. Apart from that, we had zone training and President interviews in Paris. And once again, I’m at Week 6 of another transfer. Next week will be my ELEVENTH! There are a total of sixteen. Time goes by fast.
It’s not official or anything, but I’ve been here in Mantes for six months now. There’s a good chance that I’ll be leaving this next transfer. We’ll found out come Saturday.
We’ll see what happens!
Elder Saul Marquez