In the Antioch 1st and 2nd area, things are looking great! As of right now, we've got about 34 investigators that we are actively meeting with between the two wards. We are looking to set at least 3 more baptismal dates this upcoming week. It is a very exciting time. There is always something to do and believe me, we are always doing SOMETHING.
One thing that we had been lacking in recently, however, is finding. It has been a while since we have found a new investigator. We made it a goal last week to try to find new investigators. Sadly, we hardly had time to tract and we didn't really receive any referrals for a while. The time that we did have to tract, we didn't find anyone who was willing to hear of our message. One night, when we came home, we got a call from the Spanish Elders in our area. They said they had found a really solid investigator who had taken the lesson with them and they finished the call by saying, "...so go ahead and count yourselves a new investigator for today!" What a blessing and miracle.
Later on, we got another referral from some other missionaries who was super solid and wants to meet very soon!
I've been able to learn that the Lord will answers our prayers sometimes in ways we won't expect. (most times). If we remain faithful and diligent, we will receive blessings in due time.We were also able to go to the visitor's center out in Oakland with one of our investigators. She really enjoyed it and we watched Scrooge! A musical based off of "A Christmas Carol". It was great to see a live orchestra and performance again. Really takes me back.
We are really pushing to help our investigators progress in the gospel towards our loving Heavenly Father and making covenants such as baptism. Please continue to keep them and us in your prayers. Thank you all for your love and support!