First of all, it was so great to be able to talk to my family yesterday on Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day again, Mommy! Love you!
Well, I don't have too much more to add, but I will tell the story about Laura. We had a lesson with Laura this week, and she told us of a really cool experience that happened to her. Laura had a dream that she got baptized. She relayed to us every detail about it. Laura said that for some reason, she was wearing white and she didn't know why. She told us that the members of the YSA Ward were there and they were really happy for her. She told us that she got baptized and she felt so happy. She also told us that she felt in her dream that her baptism felt like a re-birth and a fresh start. Laura was baptized into a non-denominational Christian church when she was 12 or 13, but she didn't feel anything special about it, but in the dream it was different.
After she was done, we told her about how we wear white when we are baptized, and she was blown away. We then asked her directly whether or not this dream was an answer to her question about baptism. She said yes to that. We then asked her if she wanted to get baptized. She paused for a moment and said, "Yeah, I guess I do...--no--take off the 'I guess I do'. Yes." We told her that we would be holding a service on May 30th, and she told us that she felt that it was pretty soon, but that she would think and pray about it.
Laura has been reading from the Book of Mormon and she's almost through The Book of Jacob. We read 2 Nephi 31 with her one more time and she absolutely loves the Spirit that the Book of Mormon gives. She knows the church is true, now she just needs to move forward! Please pray that she can have confidence with the answer that she has received and to move forward. She is more ready than she realizes she is. We hope that she can gain that confidence.
I love you all! The days are just counting down, and it feels so weird to think about that. I am going to do my best to put my all on the table and to go and do. I hope you all have a great week!
Elder Corey David Harper
P.S. Here's a picture of Elder Rasband and I.