Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time for another Expo!
Well, we had another expo! It was pretty much the highlight of the week, so I will dispense talking about anything else.
It was up in Pomona on Saturday. This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest deaf expos in the nation. We had gone to an expo back in November, but this one was better by far. The last expo we were desperately trying to pull people in to talk and teach. This one the people came to us, asking their own questions, sincerely wanting to know. We found so many new, solid investigators.
One miracle was a girl named Keesha. Our recent convert, Annette, knows many deaf people, but one of her friends was Keesha. Annette made sure to bring Keesha by the booth to say hi. Conveniently, Annette's testimony video showed up on the tv right as Keesha got there. She was so much more willing to listen to us after she saw her friend's testimony. Sister Munson got into a chat with her and Keesha ended up asking so many intelligent questions, such as, "When you get baptized, do you go completely under the water?" and "Do you wear white when you get baptized?" And other questions along with that. Annette will be bringing her to church this next week.
I am so grateful for this expo. Many, if not most, of our investigators were dropped in the past two weeks (whether of their own choice or ours) and I can count the number of people we teach on one hand, including less actives. So this expo has brought so many new investigators, who are actually wanting to learn, rather than learning because they don't want to be rude to us. To say that Satan tried everything he possibly could this past week to scare and dissuade us is an understatement. But we still overcame it all with the help of the Lord and we had a wonderful expo.
"No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done."
~Sister Smyly Crawford