Elder Devin Kirk

Elder Devin Kirk
I am blessed to be the messenger that is permitted to bring this joyful message to those who are in great need. I have authorization from our Savior, Jesus Christ, to represent Him in this part of the world. I am given the ability to work miracles in the lives of the people. I am guided by His Spirit in all that I do and say. I am given power to testify boldly to all who will listen that Jesus is the Christ and that He has restored His Gospel in these days and that all can be forgiven and receive the blessings of living this Gospel. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have to be called to this position and be blessed with this assignment.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Arizona Week 74 - Baptism

Hey Everyone,

So things are still going great with the dream team, Elder Kirk and Elder Jacobson. We had a lot fun this week and a lot of great experiences.

We found some new investigators while walking around an apartment complex. They were talking back and forth for a little bit and then one of them yelled to us from across the way, "Are you Mormons?!"  To which we, of course, replied, "Yes!" "See I told you!" was their response.

So, we decided to go talk to them. They were hilarious. We had a very interesting conversation. It was obvious that one of them was very much under the influence of drugs. It turns out that they had received a copy of the Book of Mormon a few months back from missionaries in Central Phoenix. We were able to explain it to them, and we learned from them that they did not have a strong Christian background. They knew enough to say that "Mormons are the coolest kinds of Christians". We went and visited them later this past week. They are a lot of fun. Teaching them will be an uphill battle but they have potential.

We had a fun experience with a member at dinner this week. The grandmother of the family was very social and told us a story about a Saint Bernard that she used to own. Well, she went through the whole story and concluded by saying that she likes little dogs now. Then she said that she used to like big dogs and proceeded to tell the whole Saint Bernard story again in full detail. After about 8 consecutive run-throughs we were struggling to hold back laughter. She was a sweet lady and it was a lot of fun to talk to her.

Our Saturday was packed! In the morning, we were able to go through the temple with a woman that Elder Jacobson had baptized a year ago. It was her first time, and she loved it. Later that day we went back to my last area for the baptism of a mother and daughter that I had taught. Immediately after that, we went to Elder Jacobson's last area for the baptism of a lady that he had taught. We brought our investigator (the one we had taken to the temple open house) to both baptisms. It was a really fun night.

This week should go really well. We are getting excited for Thanksgiving. We have a member of the seventy coming to tour the mission. It should be really good.

I hope you all have a great week!

Elder Kirk

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