So on Thursday Sister Feinga and I took Christina to the visitors center with one of the members in the ward. Before we even got there crazy stuff was happening. We could see the spires of the temple and then on the bike trail next to it there was this guy laying on the ground with some people next to him.
The guy was very blue and very much not breathing. We pulled over and called 911, then waved to the ambulance and fire trucks. Fortunately he started breathing again and I hope he was ok. But as we drove away I looked over at Christina and she was crying. That woman is filled with more christ-like love and compassion than anyone I have ever met other than my Aunt Jenny.
It really hit me how she was so upset over another person. Don’t get me wrong I was concerned as well! But not to the level she was. It has thrown me into a study of compassion and I urge you all to develop compassion for everyone. Even strangers. Because we’re all brothers and sisters.
So we’re in the visitors center with Christina and Sister Feinga was talking to the visitor center missionaries while I talked to Christina about the temple model. I showed her the baptismal font and explained what we do there and she kept asking, “Thats where you do it? That’s really where that happens?”
She thought it was the coolest thing ever.
Then she turned to me and said “I did the reading you aksed me to do. The chapter in 2 Nephi.”
(Side note, not realizing we were acting on a prompting Sister Feinga and I texted Christina on Tuesday and asked her to read 2 Nephi 31. We had her read it because it answered a few of her questions in the last verses, but we didn’t realize what the whole chapter really is about- baptism)
She said, “So how does it work?”
I said, “How does what work?”
She said, “How do I get baptized?”
I said, “Huh?” STUPIDEST ANSWER TO AN INVESTIGATOR WANTING TO BE BAPTIZED EVER.
She repeated the question and I didn’t really know what to say so I put my hand on her shoulder and said, “Did you just ask me how to get baptized?”
I’m pretty sure she thought I am the blondest brunette in the world. Which let’s be real. I am.
So she asked her question AGAIN and I sputtered out, “You should probably come to church.”
This sunday we had two investigators come to church. Christina is on date to be baptized on June 18th and Jackie agreed to be baptized as soon as she gains a testimony of the Restoration.
Here’s the coolest part out of all of this. Sister Feinga and I have done absolutely nothing, but be obedient and bear our simple testimonies. I can’t answer the deep questions our investigators have because they’re crazy deep and specific! I have no idea what the answers are! but I do know that Joseph Smith was a prophet.
I do know that God loves His children. I know Jesus is the Christ and he lives. He stands at the head of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and provides the authority and power to accomplish the work of salvation.
I know the Book of Mormon is the Word of God. I know God loves me. I know with all my heart and soul that IF we love God and serve Him with all our heart, might, mind and strength, then we will be heirs of His kingdom.
I know people can change. I’ve seen it in the people closest to me and I am so proud of them. Repentance is real. Change is real. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is real.
And above all…I know YOU can know all of this if you will ask God with a sincere heart and with real intent.
I love you all more than you will ever know.
Love, Sister Johnson
Jimmy Johns stopped by the church during District meeting and brought us free samples! Our zone leaders talked to the lady who delivered them and she kept asking questions about baptism!!! So the entire zone went out to Jimmy Johns for lunch right after and we all talked to her. Super awesome miracle. I mean yeah she’s probably going to start investigating the church, but I was also really hungry when she walked in. #Prayersavedmystomach