Friday, September 17, 2010

Pittsburgh Week 5

Pitt's Burgh is doing alright. I love being here in the city. There are a lot of people to talk to. And they range from Absolutely-Crazy-Escaped-from-Institution to Very-Chill-and-Down-to-Earth. But I love it. We met a really cool guy yesterday, Alex. He was sitting on a bench that was overlooking the city and we stopped to talk to him. He invited us to sit with him on the bench and talk. So we talked for a while, discussing beliefs with him, and found that he is a believer in God and wants to get closer to Him. So I pulled out the Book of Mormon, and read the quote in the introduction that Joseph Smith said "I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." And then testified of the truth of that statement, and offered one to him, and he accepted. He also shared with us that he thinks that he wrote about us! (he was writing some poetry at the time we talked to him) and he basically did. So that was an awesome experience! This week was a pretty good week, I believe it was the best we've has so far over here in the South Side of Pittsburgh.

Our 2 new investigators are Baily and also Leon . They are both really excited to learn about the gospel. Leon and his girlfriend came to church on Sunday and both really liked it! They said that they were for sure going to come back to church! Leon is the a friend of an investigator, Deshawn, and one day we went to visit Deshawn and found Leon there and he wanted to talk to us. So that was exciting! And with our investigator Baily, we had a very spiritual lesson with her. Her Uncle and his family are members of the church, and she saw how happy they were together as a family and wanted that for herself too. So one night she was praying to know what to do and she got the prompting to get in contact with us, and so she found us on the street and we set up an appointment with her. And now she's really excited to take the lessons and hopefully we'll get her boyfriend interested as well.

Elder Serrano

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