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"Line upon Line"

Continued story about missionary work with our neighbors:

Our neighbors returned to church again on Sunday, and the boy wanted to stay the third hour instead of going to his church to go to Sharing/Singing Time with me. He enjoyed it and asked if he could stay again next time.

That evening the missionaries and another member stopped by for a surprise visit to talk to our neighbors at our place. They talked for a couple hours and asked her if she would be baptized. She said yes! She shared how she almost got baptized in her own church, but was saved by a very strong and sudden urge to use the bathroom, which had a very long line. She also felt that the Gospel Essentials lesson on baptism earlier that day and something Justin said during their discussion prepared her for this moment.

After they left, she talked more to Justin about some concerns she had. Later I admitted to Justin that I felt very out of place the whole evening since the other members there had been or currently were missionaries and knew what to say and how and when to say it. He reminded me that I had done the hardest and most important part in introducing our neighbors to the gospel.

Tuesday night all of us there Sunday night went to the Mesa Temple Visitors' Center to watch the Joseph Smith movie. We were early, so my friend talked to some sister missionaries while we waited. She still had some concerns going forward with her commitment to join the Church and felt very overwhelmed by all the information she had gained and how it would affect her life.

After the movie, she shared the parallels it had with her present situation. Her son was emotionally affected by the persecution shown in the movie. I didn't realize how intense the movie could be for a ten-year-old.

I hope they continue to gain a testimony of the gospel and the Church, "line upon line, precept upon precept" (2 Nephi 28:30), and take the leap of faith in getting baptized in the near future. Please pray for them!


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