God will always make a way where there is no way. That has been Sister Kuhn’s and I motto this transfer. Our MEGA baptism is coming up on Thursday. Collectively among the Leeds missionaries (three companionships) we have four people scheduled. Weeks ago we set a goal of two baptisms this weeks and were thinking of two Chinese students that might be able to make it, but now it is Alice and her daughter Kera, who we hadn’t even met yet! Amazing! Elder Dryden and President Pilkington are both speaking so the whole thing should be epic. We set a goal of five baptisms in total, but if no one spontaneously jumps in (ha) then I think at least we will plant a seed for a fifth baptism in the near future. That’s what most of missionary work is anyway…planting seeds and having someone in the future harvest the fruit later. But even when you are lucky enough to see just that sprout come out of the ground it is the most beautiful thing ever!
Quick story of the week. We were teaching Kera, who is a nine-year old girl, about tithing in preparation for her interview. I was asking her how she would feel if someone gave her ten pounds, and she said good. Then I asked her if she would be willing to give one pound back? She said yes. Then I explained that God has given us everything we have in our lives. He has blessed us incredibly, and all He asks is for us to give 10 percent of what we earn to benefit His children on the Earth. Then I asked her if she got ten pounds if she would give one of them to God. She shook her head and said no…I would give all of it to Him. That is the humility of a little child. I love this family. They are so special.
Love, Sister Zurcher