We were also able to share the Restoration with two other people. One is Andrew, a guy we talked to while he was working in his yard. This time we were able to sit down and share the entire message and he liked what we were saying. Near the end of the lesson we started talking about the Godhead, and he believes like we do, that they must be 3 separate beings. So I told him that if he believes that he needs to go start a church, or become a Mormon. He laughed and said he wasn't going to go start another church. He's really hesitant about attending church and being baptized because he feels like he needs to change more before he can do that. We tried to help him understand that attending church is part of the process.
The other one is a guy named Oto'Ota. He's Samoan or Tongan, I can't remember which one. His cousin is on a mission up in Oakland though, so he said we could come by. He's Catholic but pretty open minded so we were able to share the Restoration with him while he was sitting in a car he's restoring. He seemed somewhat interested, but we got to the end of the lesson, and he kind of just asked "Why does all this matter?", so we were able to explain a little more about priesthood authority and things like that. It was nice that he asked though because if people don't understand, they aren't going to act on what we teach, and some people are too shy to tell us when they don't understand.
We also have a list of unbaptized children in the Ward from less active families, which is always a good source of teaching opportunities. We can start working to reactivate the families and help prepare their children for baptism. Anyway, things are going super well here as we continue to build our teaching pool.
From the West Side . . . . .