Hope all is well back home! This week was was awesome as always! We started the week out with 3 days of sunshine so that was really nice! We had a lot of lessons with Ryan and Maggie and they are really progressing!
So this week my crazy story and spiritual story (or one in the same haha) we met this guy named Regis just walking on the street and Elder Packer and I almost passed him by because he looks like a really scary guy haha! He has tattoos all over his face and he was walking his huge dog that was a pit bull but me and Elder Packer just decided to talk to him anyway. We tried talking to him about the Book of Mormon and he said he didn't have time right now but we could come over to his apartment the next day. So the next day, Elder Packer and I went to his apartment not sure if he really lived there or not, but he answered and let us in! We talked for a while just trying to get to know each other, and despite his appearance he's a really nice guy. He's a tattoo artist and he's really good at it. He also loves photography. We then started asking him about his beliefs and his religions background. He said he has never been to a church but reads the Bible a lot and he asked a lot of questions about where we came from and where we’re going. We then asked him if we could share a quick message with him about God’s plan for us...... aka (The Plan of Salvation) and he said sure so we sat down and went over the discussion with him. He was so involved in the lesson. He was asking questions and had a testimony in most of the things we went over already. At the end of the discussion Elder Packer and I had a strong impression to invite him to the waters of baptism. He happily excepted our invitation and is preparing to be baptized on December 10th. He also gave me a free tattoo so that was cool!
Haha well that's all I got for this week! Don't judge a book by its cover. Like it says in the introduction of the Book of Mormon "We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost." The part that hit me the hardest was (We invite all men everywhere)! I know that this message is for everyone and it is the only way we can return with our father in heaven.
Love, Elder Taysom