Elder Nathan Hubert's Mission Blog

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Dear family and friends, we had such a miracle this week!  Basically the thing that I can learn the most from this experience is that the Lord really hears prayers and sincerely answers them, but also that he truly does see the effort of each and every one of his servants and missionaries, and blesses them accordingly.  But for some background information...  For the last couple of months, our mission has had the goal to have one baptism in each area in our mission before the October General Conference.  That is a very lofty goal because baptisms in Wisconsin are more of a rarity, (though not an impossibility), and because some of the areas of our mission have not seen baptisms in over a year!  But as lofty as it was, it was made in faith and the Mission President's excitement was met with the prayers of each of the missionaries in the mission and each of us have been working hard and doing all in our power to make that goal a reality!  Elder Miller and I have been able to push this area in Green Bay to its limit almost, and are finding many new people every week and are able to get into many people's homes as well.  However, we did have the fear that our area would be one of the only ones to not get a baptism...

Part of our weekly goals for this last week included a change of mentality.  Rather than going out to work to reach our daily goals, we then had the mentality to go out and work to help people get baptized.  Rather than teaching lessons to teach lessons, we taught lessons to help people get baptized.  And the crazy thing is, we saw immediate blessings!!!
On Tuesday, we had a lesson with our investigator Luis like we always did.  We went into the lesson going to teach the commandment 'Follow the Prophet,' and he understood everything!  It was awesome!  :D  And as part of the lesson, we were talking about how we need to follow the things that they told us to do, including other commandments like reading the scriptures, praying, going to church, and getting baptized.  When we asked him about baptism, he took in a deep breath and then said "I'm ready!  I want to do it!"  So, then we asked him when he felt would be best for him to get baptized, and he said "Sometime this month."  So, we now have a baptismal date with Luis for September 27, which is the last Saturday before General Conference!  We are so excited for him!  :D

And the best part about the whole thing is that he is now thinking about serving a mission, and he really wants to do it, and now he's going to be an example for the rest of his family as the first member in his family!

And as far as the other week, we were able to teach lots of lessons and get to know lots of other people, but this was by far the biggest thing that happened this week.  :)

I love you all so much!  Have a fantastic week!
--Elder Nate Hubert

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