Monday, May 4, 2015

Week 44 - The Works is Like Popcorn! Chuck Norris, And a God of Miracles

Who knew that Chuck Norris was a worldwide known thing.....Even the people of Indonesia know who that is!

This week has been a good one. Lots of blessings and miracles have happened and Surabaya is like popcorn with people interested in joining the church. It's DELICIOUS!!!! Last Monday night we had our lesson with our miracle investigator who we taught at a less-actives house. She did accept a baptismal date but won't quite be ready for the date that we set. Before she showed up the less-active member started listing of missionaries that have taught him. One of the previous Elder's reminded the less-active of Chuck Norris, I'm not sure why, but now I know that Chuck Norris is worldwide known.

The miracles continued on Tuesday right after a rain storm. We went home changed our pants and socks because just being wet is uncomfortable. On our way back out a man on a motorcycle pulls over and flags us down. He asked if we knew who he was. We were for sure puzzled because my companion and I had no idea who it was. He told us that he used to learn with the Elders and wants to the Elders to come back and learn again. Lo and behold a couple days later we went to his place and taught him. He is actually from NTT which is all the million small islands you see in Indonesia basically. We have found a lost investigator!

Another investigator of ours has been super hard to meet so Elder S and myself were on the verge of dropping him until later that day, we got a call asking if we could all meet at the church. Out of our surprise we went to the church, there he was, and he is great! The one thing that is holding this investigator back from being baptized is the family pressures that he gets at his house.

There is a family of 4 that is progressing so well!!!!! They are all amazing and such a miracle to teach. They have come to church the past 3 or 4 weeks and all have baptismal dates. They are just a wonderful family and see blessings that come from the church. They should all be getting baptized on the 16th!

One night in the middle of planning, we got a text. "There is a referal from Facebook. He lives here and says that he wants to join the church. His mom and his younger sibling are members in Bogor." Well, what another miracle. We called the referal from Facebook and he is currently out of town but expressed his interest over the phone as well. This week we will be meeting with him!!

With that being said, yesterday there were 5 investigators that came to church. The family and one other. Surabaya is popping with investigators and with jokes about Chuck Norris! The miraculous events are happening because 

19 And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.

God hasn't ceased his miracles and I testify of that!!

Elder Hayes

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