This week we saw so many miracles! One of these miracles happened Sunday evening. So, on Saturday, we had the baptism for Jiayu! He is really wonderful. If I didn't say before, he is 19 years old and he is deaf. He was taught by the deaf missionary couple who were in the ward before, but they left before they finished his lessons, so we were able to pick up where they left off. He is a great addition to the Kahala ward. He has a very special spirit and strong testimony.
Because Jiayu was baptized on Saturday, we no longer had 10 investigators with a date. We wanted to have 10 before the end of the week, and we had an appointment at 7pm. So, we went to our appointment, but the girl who we had originally set the appointment with was sleeping. However, her sister answered the door. She introduced herself as Mimi and she accepted our invitation for us to share the message with her her that we were going to share with her sister. Mimi listened very closely to everything we said and when we invited her to read a verse from the Book of Mormon, she excitedly grabbed the Book from my hand. We invited her to pray and read about the Book of Mormon as well as what we shared with her that night. She accepted. We then invited her to be baptized on the 20th of August. She also accepted that invitation. She is such an amazing example of those who are elect, whom God has prepared to hear the lessons and act on the message that they contain. These kinds of experiences are what make any hardship in the mission worth it.
I know the church is true! It is such an honor to be able to see others come to know that the church is true. God is so good. He truly does love us.
Sister Sydney Barber