Happy post Easter! I hope that you had a great day! Our Easter here was awesome! We were able to eat withthe Stake President and his family, eat some chicken with Dee and then as well have another dinner with anothergreat family here in the Searcy Ward. It was a great day to top off our successful week that we had.
The week stared off by seeing Auburn y Joey who are a family that was found on the blitz the previous week. We showed up Monday night, and he was waiting for us at the door. He let us right in and we were able to share the restoration with him. He agreed with some parts, and then had a lot of questions. He is super knowledgeable in the bible, and even knew some BOM scriptures. We had a lot of discussion but he is super sincere and wants to learn more. They even offered us dinner in our first visit with them. So tonight we have a dinner appointment with them, and we are excited about that. We know that they would just soak up the gospel, as long as we can get over a few small doctrinal concerns. I'm just grateful that we have the promise of the Book of Mormon, and know that it work if we are sincerely searching for truth.
As well this week we were able to finally meet Cori and her family who was another family found on the blitz. She was a lost member and has 4 kids living with her, and her husband is not a member. She really knows and wants to get back into the church, and she stays in contact with her best friend almost every day who is an active member in Utah. We were able to teach the family a couple lessons this week, and we set 3 baptismal dates with her kids (Hayden, Brayden, and Payton)! They are excited about their baptism and we already have plans to see them several times this week. The miracles just keep on coming here in the Searcy area.
On Easter we were able to visit with Dee and share her a short Easter spiritual thought with her. It went really well, and after she said she wanted to give us a note. She had written her testimony down and it was awesome! She is doing super well and just loving the gospel. We taught her son Joseph more this week, but unfortunately he read a lot of anti a few days before his baptism. That was kind of sad, but we know that we will eventually come around. It always amazes me all the time and effort people will put into going against the true church of Jesus Christ, it's the exact same situation when he was on the earth. We have knowledge of eternal happiness, and people have such a hard time accepting that.
Everything is going great here in the Searcy Zone and this week I was able to return to Jonesboro and go on exchanges up there with Elder Johnson! It was a great exchange and I was able to see Claudio y la familia. I had a great discussion with his wife and made some commitments with her on working towards her baptism. Claudio say as that his daughter is getting closer y closer and asking a lot of questions. That was awesome to hear about that, they are such a great family! I thank you so much for the Easter package, it was great! And I survived the Easter weekend without eating any candy! Love you lots have a great week!