Elder Keato's Address

Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos S.U.D.
Caixa Postal 18404
Luanda, Angola

Monday, February 10, 2014

Life Is Good

This week was a great one! We had a lot of really cool experiences with our current investigators and with some new investigators that we found this week. 
I'll tell you about a new couple that we found while knocking doors last week. Their names are Edson and Denise. So last Sunday we went to knock the door of  a contact that we had made a few days prior and when we knocked the door her neighbor answered the door, Edson. (You may be wondering why her neighbor answered her door, haha, well here there are usually about 3 houses that share the same gate and courtyard area). The girl that we had contacted a few days earlier had mentioned that her neighbor had taken her pamphlet and was reading it. So when Edson answered the door we asked if we could go in and talk with him for a little about our church and about the pamphlet he was reading. He accepted. So we sat down with him and realized quickly that this guy was the real deal. As we talked a little about families he opened up and expressed how badly he wants to get married to his "wife" that he's been living with for 3 years now. Their parents just won't accept it because they say they need to be in better conditions before marriage... But he went on to say how he knows that God doesn't like it and that he knows that he's living in sin. We told him that we were there to help him and that our message would help him understand a lot more about God's plan and the importance of his family. He was really excited. They have a baby girl and about a year ago they lost their year old son. So we marked with him to come back and meet with him and his wife a few days later. Last Friday we sat with them and had the coolest lesson! His wife basically opened right up and said everything that her husband had said and that she really wants to know the truth and that she's willing to do whatever it takes to find it. They were asking all the right questions and saying all the right things. She asked us if we had a plan for them or if we were just going to pass by and teach them. She wanted to know if baptism was part of the plan. haha. We enthusiastically said that it was. But this isn't even the best part. The best part is that they came to church yesterday and loved it! I am so excited for this couple! They have the desire so I have no doubt that the Lord will help them. 
Beto didn't end up getting baptized this week. We decided that we were going to wait a little bit to help him be more prepared. He’s a champ so I’m sure he’ll be baptized here in a few weeks.
Things are going so well here in Angola! I am happy and loving my mission. Thank you for all you your prayers! I love you all!

Elder Hyde

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