Well, this past week has been pretty great and pretty busy. It was the first week of the transfer but it feels like we've been going already for a while now.
This week I'd like to tell you about our investigator named Pepo. He's Czech and his name is actually Josef, but the nickname version of Josef is Pepo. He's been living in Slovakia for a really long time now, and we just meet him about two weeks ago.
Sestra Ross found Pepo while we were doing a singing display the Sunday night after district conference a few weeks ago. She talked to him and set up with him, and then they met that Tuesday. Ses. McPheeters and I couldn't go, so we didn't have a hand-off lesson, but they told Pepo that they would have to leave and that the Bratislava sisters would continue to teach him if he was interested. So we met with him on Saturday at the building, and then he came to church the next day! He only stayed for sacrament meeting but he loved it. Pepo studies religions for fun, it's like a hobby for him. He's talked to Jehovah's Witnesses for years, but never officially met with them, and then he met Ses. Ross on Sunday, had a lesson with them on Tuesday in a park, met with us in the building on Saturday, and came to church on Sunday! He told us it's because he felt something he didn't feel with JWs before.
Then on the next Thursday (this is last Thursday), we had a lesson with him with the branch president's wife, and we taught him the restoration. We weren't planning on asking him to be baptized, but I kind of just felt like it was right. So I asked him if he would be baptized when he knew that these things are true. He turned to me and said, "Sestro, I knew this was coming, I even prayed about it this morning." Crazy right!? So we asked him to pray at the end of the lesson if he could get baptized on June 11th. Then the next day, we asked him how he felt about it, and he said, "Good! You know what? I learned a new word the other day. "Our church" I'm only going to say "our church", I'm learning more about "our church."" Isn't he just awesome!
Then he came to church yesterday and stayed all three hours, still saying "our church," and during Priesthood the men were talking about home teaching and who was going to visit who so they could get the home teaching done, and Pepo was standing up in the back asking, "Can I help? Can I come?" He is so elect! He's even been doing research on his own. We haven't taught him past the Restoration yet, but the other day he was talking to us about temple ordinances, and how cool he thought it was that we do eternal marriages in the temple!
Anyway, he is so elect and prepared. We just give him information and he eats it all up. We're so excited for him!
Pepo is pretty much the main event going on right now. He's so awesome. Other than that though we're doing lots of contacting and working really hard to keep the work moving forward. The weather is getting better and I think that everyone is in a better mood when the sun is shining.
Have a wonderful week everyone, the gospel is true and the elect really are out there!!
Ses. Van Langeveld and I, and our Young Women's New Beginnings this past week. Ses. Hardwick did a great job!