Saturday, June 21, 2014

Change Week

This has easily been the craziest week in the office so far. They are remodeling the office and it has been a huge mess! They are finishing today finally, and we now have a nice tile floor and the walls are painted. My computer decided to break down and so we had to take it to the Area Office to get it fixed and with changes coming up on Tuesday we have been dong all the work on one computer and it is TERRIBLE! Basically the most frustrating week ever, but we have survived.
We had a really awesome experience last Saturday. I am sure you are all aware that it is the world cup, and due to the fact that we cant watch it, we like to ask people what the score is, just so we are updated. It honestly doesnt matter who is playing, the people always know the score, and in every store on all the corners the people are watching the games on tiny TVs.
Saturday night Ivory Coast and Japan were playing, and I had a strong impression to go into a store and ask the score, haha. Well turns out the store owner has been a long time inactive member of the church because right after he got back from his mission he got super sick and kind of turned away from God and the Church.
We were aware that he was a inactive member, but not of his circumstances or history.
I started chatting with him and he quickly told me about his health and depression he was going through. Then after a 5 second pause, he looked at me and asked, "Do you have consecrated oil with you?"
We gave him a blessing and when we finished tears were running down his face.
I thought I would share that amazing experience with you all, and remember that the Spirit tells us to do whatever it takes, it if is according to Gods will, even if it is asking the score to a soccer game.
Susan wont be baptized this week, but we are shooting for next Saturday.
I companion will be leaving the area next Tuesday and Im going to be in charge of the office which is super stressful, now that Pte Caffaro comes in two weeks!
Pray for my new companion and I!
Love you all and hope you have an amazing week.
This work is The Lords work, always has been, and always will be.
Elder Nathan Russell Walton

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