This week was awesome!! One of the best I’ve had as a missionary. The highlight was on Wednesday night. The zone leaders were on a scambio in Battipaglia so Anziano Rosenberg and I were together for the day.
We went to see Noemi who has been making incredible progress over the past month and is preparing for baptism on the 6th of February. We went to teach her the Plan of Salvation from the Atonement of Jesus Christ to the end. Something was special this time. I don’t say it lightly that this night the Holy Spirit was so strong. She understood everything we were sharing with her. She asked insightful questions.
We were able to answer all her questions and by the end of the lesson she said, “Okay, I want to be baptized.” I about fell out of my chair I was so shocked and excited! She also said she wanted to move up her baptism! So now she is being baptized on the 3rd of February!! We were a little worried for a few days if we would be able to get her ready in time for baptism on that date because she still needs to be interviewed this coming Wednesday and she hadn’t been taught the big things like Word of Wisdom and Tithing yet so we weren’t sure. On Sunday we had a lesson with her and we wanted to see how truly ready she was for baptism because in our minds if she really wanted it than nothing should get in the way. So we start teaching her all of the things that we were afraid would make her doubt the baptism and incredibly none of it bothered her in the slightest. She accepted it all and said she is ready to have a closer relationship with God. My jaw just dropped. I am so excited for her!
We also have a new investigator named Rosario, he can talk. Wow can he talk but he has a really good heart and he is really interested in our beliefs. We met with him twice and I think he has huge potential but it won’t be easy.
I’m amazed at the hand that God has had in His work here in Napoli.
Over the holidays we faced some hard days where we weren’t sure if we would ever meet with anyone but we’re doing awesome now and I couldn’t be happier!
By the way, this Saturday we get our transfer calls so I might be leaving Napoli soon, but we’ll see!
I love you all! Go do awesome things this week!
“And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.”