There are a couple of really exciting days coming up soon! Jason (that we passed to the Singles Ward) is getting baptized on May 2 and Larry (we passed to the other Manassas Ward) is getting baptized on May 9! I am really excited to attend their baptisms. The best investigators that we have right now in our area are the two Cambodian/Hispanic girls that we have been teaching. Their names are Destiny (14) and Sophia (15). On Monday night Destiny sent us a text that said she had a question about baptism. We asked her what the question was and she responded by saying "I want to get baptized". It wasn't really a question, but I will take it.
We had a lesson on Thursday while I was on exchanges with one of our District Leaders. They have both been reading and praying. It has been a slower learning process since they are young and have a Buddhist background, but they have had some cool experiences. We were talking about how faith is like a seed and I asked them what blessings they have seen in their lives since we started meeting with them. They both shared several examples and were beaming the whole time. Then we read about baptism from 2 Nephi 31 with them and invited them both to "follow the example of Jesus Christ". They both accepted and we set the baptismal date for June 13! They both really want to have "a fresh start".
President Riggs met Destiny when he came on exchanges with us back in March. We were supposed to have a lesson with their uncle who is a member of the church. He wasn't there, but we asked Destiny if she would like to learn about Jesus and she told us she would. After we left, President Riggs told us if we could start teaching her she would get baptized within two months. It won't be within two months, but it was still pretty prophetic.
This transfer we had two wards added to our zone which also puts the stake center in our zone boundaries. All of the Elders in the zone are getting together today to play some basketball. I am pretty excited because I haven't played in a long, long time. We also have Zone Conference this upcoming week. It will be President Riggs' last Zone Conference, so I am sure he will make it very good. We also have to present on "the qualifications for having the companionship of the Holy Ghost".
The weather has been beautiful and I love being a missionary!
Elder Braden Miles
Washington DC South Mission