Hello all!This week was quite fun! We had a lot of events that we got to participate in and we have another investigator on date for a baptism!
President Cleveland spoke about Joan of Arc and likened her to us and what we are doing. Joan had an important mission which I believe was given to her from God. She was young, intelligent and loved by many. She saw that her country needed to be united and so she followed what the Spirit led her to do and yes, in the end she lost her life, but she accomplished what God desired.
That same evening we had a lesson with a newer investigator and we were able to set a baptismal date with her for June 14th! She is so amazing. She is reading the Book of Mormon and understands it quite well. She says it makes sense that there would be more records throughout the world and she already loves the Carmel and Salt Lake City temples without fully understanding why.
After that lesson, we went over to St. George's Orthodox Church. It's a small chapel, but beautiful inside with candles and stained glass windows and paintings everywhere! We were there with Bishop Newton again and they were doing their Easter service. The service started at 8pm and got done somewhere close to 11pm. (Don't worry, we got special permission from President!) After the service they held a feast in their cultural hall and the food was delicious! I got to talk to the priest for a minute about religious studies because he is essentially a genius. He lived in Lebanon until he was 15 or 16 and then spent the next 15 or so years in Canada. He knows Hebrew, Greek, Arabic, French and Arabic on top of his English. It was all very interesting to listen to and to see how many things they have right or almost right.
Did you all have a great Easter? Did you get to watch the video, "Because of Him"? If not, go watch it now! It's not just for Easter!
Love you all!