We worked with the Elders from Zwolle on October 10, 2012. We did some look up and call back that didn't turn out to be productive, so we went knocking on doors. It is always a pleasure to do that with Elders. I really learn a lot when I go with Elders.
President Robinson, Elder Stanley, Elder Leach, Elder Culkins and Elder Li (Zone Leaders there for a quick pickup of their phone)
Outside the Zwolle Ward Meeting House
We knocked on the doors up and down the street. Finally, we knocked on the door for house #33. Both Elder Leach and I thought it was going to be a luck door. We were both excited to discover it was a young family. The children were under 10. The father listened to what Elder Leach had to share, but said he had no interest. When asked if he know of anyone that might have a desire, the man gave us a name and an "I think he lives at #18 over on another street" and he gave us the name of the street. We were not sure if it was a real referral or a practical joke. Non the less, we looked up #18 and it was the real deal. Very nice young father who had almost given up looking for the truth. He asked very thoughtful questions as Elder Leach shared the message of the Book of Mormon. We left him a Book of Mormon and our contact information, as well as information to get on the church website. I felt the Spirit as Elder Leach taught at the door. I know this young father felt it also. He also had two of the cutest boys ever, maybe with the exception of my grandsons of course :).
We next had a lesson with a progressing investigator. In the middle of the lesson he bore testimony that he knows the church is true and that the Book of Mormon is true. Also, he expressed his great desire to go to the temple and have his family sealed together. Then added that he wants to be baptized. So, November 17 he will be baptized. Then a week later he will baptize his 9 year old son who is waiting for his dad. Mom and older brother are already members. I love seeing forever families. Well done Elder Stanley and Elder Leach.