Elder Zachary Brandon Brown
England Leeds Mission
Lister House, Lister Hill
England LS18 5AZ

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Late Posting of Last Week's Email

Dear Family,

This week has been really amazing. We first of all had a baptism!!! Miroslav was baptized and confirmed this week, and it was a fantastic experience for everyone there. This was even better because we had several investigators who attended it, and they all felt the Spirit very strongly. The branch president gave a talk, and part of it was pretty boldly encouraging Miroslav's wife to be baptized soon as well, saying that a husband and wife should be together on things. It was great! We followed up a couple days later, and we're now teaching her as well. The baptism really sparked her spirit and her desire to learn and come unto Christ.

We also have been teaching the family I spoke about last week that I was really impressed with, and every single lesson with them has been exceptional. They continually progress, and are reading the Book of Mormon every day, including Peter, the husband, who started out not being able to read. A miracle? Absolutely! His wife (Marta) also told us that she has been praying every day to have an answer about if she should be baptized or not (this has been for a couple weeks now), and she told us that she hasn't yet. We had a couple of great recent converts there, and one of them bore her testimony about her own baptism. Since these two women were friends in Slovakia, it made her testimony even more personal. We are praying that soon Marta will receive her answer.

Also, Jalos, an investigator of about two years thanks to his fear of water (and thus reluctance to be baptized), told us yesterday that he wants to be baptized on the same day as Peter and Marta! It's a huge miracle, because we were actually wanting him to try a fake baptism to get used to it, and he decided that he didn't even want that and just wants to be baptized! Hooray!

I love you all very, very much. We don't have much of a Thanksgiving here, but my family is at the top of my thankful list. Remember that always! It's been an exceptional week, and I can't wait to continue to watch these people grow. Once again, I love you!
Elder Brown

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