Come Follow Me

Come Follow Me
"And he saith unto them, "Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Matt. 4:19) As the New Year begins, we, the members of the Willow Wood Ward, invite you to Come and Follow Him!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Elder Brandon Wallis

Here’s an update on our investigators and the Albuquerque Mission. Casey Stearns has his baptism on June 8th and the next day on Sunday he's getting confirmed, his baby is getting blessed, and he's getting the Aaronic Priesthood. He's GOLDEN! Angela is still struggling, but she has a lot of support, so hopefully she'll continue to progress. This last week we taught 26 lessons! That includes lessons to less actives, and investigators. We also found 6 new investigators! The week before we found 3! Our lessons and our investigators just keep going up! We're all very excited. We've been going on splits with the ward members. (one of us will go with an Elder in the ward or a Priest). and we've had a lot of success that way. We have around 3 to 4 of our investigators that I could see getting baptized within the next few months. Our work is paying off, this area has caught fire. The Pope's gave me a card and a Wal-Mart gift card for my b-day! They're awesome. It's been very nice to live in their basement. I love this work, and it truly is the Lords work. I feel so blessed to be a part of it. We are all brothers and sisters, and we know the truth. We are all blessed with Missionary opportunities. Pray to be able to see those opportunities and to have to courage to take action and bless the lives of our brothers and sisters. We challenged two families here in our ward to pray every day for Missionary opportunities and they've had great success, and joy in their efforts. One family has three separate people that want to learn more about the Gospel and to come to church. None of them were from sources that they expected. One was an old work colleague that called him and asked if she could come to Church. We had another really cool experience this last week. We were helping the ward clean the church, I was washing windows, and this man walks in and asks me, "is this Church open to the public?".... It took me a second to respond! I told him of course! We were able to give him a tour of the Church and get his information for the Missionaries over his area. You never know what is going to happen, or how you will be able to help further this work. All we can do is prepare ourselves for those missionary opportunities by going to church, seminary and making sure we're saying our prayers and studying the scriptures. The Lord will place people that are prepared to hear the Gospel in your path when you prepare yourself for those opportunities.
Glad to hear everything is going well! Love you all!
Elder Wallis

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