miracles, miracles miracles! We set a baptismal date with a black muslim man from France named Ali. He's working to be baptized on the 23rd of February, so pray for him! We haven't taught him the Word of Wisdom and he drinks, but I'm not worried.
We set teh date with him on Saturday, but he was way shaky about it. THen, he came to church on Sunday. We had assigned him to read Moroni 7. He comes up and says, quite sheepishly, "you know the chapter you told me to read yesterday?"
My heart sank. I knew he didn't read it. I was disappointed. "yeah, Ali. We know."
He looked up and said, "I read it. 3 times. And I was thinking for 15 hours about baptisms, and I know. I want to be baptized on that day."
mind was blown.
Then, sacrament meeting was about hope. Both speakers (One was brother Heaton of the MTC) used Moroni 7. Gospel principles was about temples and Family History work, Ali's favorite subject about the gospel, because his younger sister, aunt, and grandparents have all passed away. Then, we had a way sweet priesthood class about prayer and the necessity of God, and how we CAN rely on the Atonement, no matter what. Afterwards, we had a lesson on Law of Chastity, and Ali said, "It's just natural for us to follow this law."
Yeah. Ali's natural man is very... How can I say this... subdued.
a.k.a. HE IS JUST AWESOME!!!! That beign said, any and all prayers on his behalf are appreciated. So much so that I invoke the blessings of heaven upon anyone that prayers for him. God wants him to be baptized SOOOO bad! I can see it in how prepared Ali is.
Please! Share this gospel with everyone you know. Family that are members. Friends that are members. Family that aren't members. Friends that aren't members. Strangers (and by that I mean your best friends from the pre-mortal existence you just don't remember yet!!!) that are and aren't emmbers. Share! Share and remember what president Monson said. "He who freely gives keeps, while he who selfishly keeps loses."
Good luck! I pray you can come to see the Hand of God as I have. It is everywhere.