This week has been very interesting. It was POWER week, which means you have really high goals for each day, and you contact everyone.
Monday: 2 sit down lessons with people you just barely met when knocking on doors...or on the road
Tuesday: we were to give out 13 copies of The Book of Mormon and receive the people’s information (we were not to hand out copies of The Book of Mormon like candy)
Wednesday: we were to talk to everyone for 2 straight hours, and we were to add 20 people. That one was a little rough, every single person rejected us for 2 straight hours, but after we got some contacts and new investigators.
Thursday: we were to give 5 new people week 5 baptism goals. We didn't have that much time to contact because we were meeting with 3 people that already had baptism goals. And then riding out to Daxia and meeting with some less actives.
Friday: we were to confirm 15 people for church. Which wasn't too bad. And we got to check up on some people that we hadn't talked to in a while.
Saturday: talk to 20 families. Which was the easy part, it was hard to switch information so that we could call in the future. But we contacted a family who were members just from Sanming. They were really cool, super sweet. Ye Jiemei had her baptismal interview, and she said that she will have her parents sign it that night. Which is super exciting. She is so awesome. She will be baptized next Saturday. She is amazing!!!
Sunday: 4 investigators at church. Which is sometimes hard to get people to come to church and to remember to wake up. But we were able to get 5 investigators at church!!! And 6 recent converts. This is sometimes hard to help recent converts understand the importance of coming to church. To help them develop a habit of coming to church and partaking of the sacrament. To help them understand why we come to church.
Sunday night Xu Jiemei got baptized. Her son baptized her, which was really awesome. Right now he is in the army so he had this one day off, so he was able to come to Nanzi and baptize his mom. She was so excited and the spirit was so strong. She is really nice and loves everything, and loves taking care of little kids. A lot of people came and supported her. Our recent convert gave the opening prayer, even though she was really nervous she did a great job. We are here to help as many people as possible to have the opportunity to follow Jesus Christ and receive salvation through him, his teachings and his gospel.
Love Sister Basko
Rachel, companion, recent convert baptism with son
giant crab on the beach