September 9, 2013
Dear Family & Friends,
Elder Evans and I are working hard down here in Wellington. We have been working with a few investigators and members.
Richard is an investigator who is married to a less-active member named Bonnie. He has a sincere desire to know the truth, particularly which Church or person has the authority to baptize. Bonnie appears to be interested and we feel that if Richard comes to Church she will have a desire to return as well. He has been reading The Book of Mormon with us and on his own. He prayed to ask if it was true and he told us that he received the answer that he needs to dedicate more time for reading. He is on date for baptism for the 28th, but he has some struggles with the Word of Wisdom, namely drinking coffee and chewing tobacco. So, we are working with him on those.
Lancy is another investigator. He has been meeting off and on with missionaries for about 2 years now, I think. He is half Native American and seems to be touched by the account of Christ appearing to people in the Americas. He has a testimony of The Book of Mormon. His only hang-up with baptism is his addiction to smoking. Also, he struggles attending Church because he is a tattoo artist and his primary business is on Sunday. We are not sure if the sanctity of the body has been brought up by other missionaries, so we hope to teach him this in a delicate way.
Mario and Christy are other investigators. We usually can never meet with them together because they work at different times, but we got to see them yesterday. We had a very powerful member-present lesson with Brother Brundage. Christy asked him lots of questions and seemed to identify with him because he is a convert to the Church. We invited her to read and pray about 3 Nephi 11. Her and Mario said they both would this week. Their main problem with reading has been making time during their crazy schedules. We encouraged them to read at the beginning of the day, or as soon as possible, to ensure it is done and they still have time to work and take care of their children.
We have been working with a few other potential investigators trying to find who is interested and inviting them to learn more. We stopped by Sister Noland a less-active lady and she felt ill and we gave her a blessing.
Preseverar Ate o Fim!