September 19, 2011
It sounds like all is well at home :). I’m sorry to hear about your hip mom is it giving you a lot of trouble still? Ill keep you in my prayers! Please ask Danielle if she remembers that she has a brother for me!
Things here are going pretty well! This last week had been interesting; you meet all sorts of ppl on your mish. I have some funny stories ready to tell yall ;). The highlight of this week is definitely Lillian! Elder Mohrmon and I found her back in April on a Saturday at 2:45 on a very hot day (so tells Lillian I didn’t remember all the facts but she does). We went very quickly with her at first and taught her everything and then she got cold feet and didn’t get baptized and yet she still came to church and would meet up with us now and then. 3 or so months go by and she starts to show strong interest in things again and for the last two weeks we have been talking at least every day and meeting on average every other day at the church for lessons etc. We coincidently ran into her just before we came to the library and walked to the church together and I read her the baptismal questions and she answered them all appropriately; we then told her how ready she is and how much it will bless her. Lillian then shared some concerns about how her family is making fun of her for going to church etc and started crying. We talked to her about how Christ has suffered all pain and embarrassment etc. for us and he can take that pain away from us if we come unto him and that the biggest way we can come unto Christ is through baptism. We told her about how the Zone Leaders will coincidently be here on exchange this Thursday and we can re- evaluate how she feels at that point and if she feels ready then she can have the baptismal interview with her there and she can be baptized Saturday. Not exactly the typical process or the ideal situation but she is ready and Elder Brown and I both feel that the time is come and that if not this week that certainly within the next 2 or 3 she should be baptized. We will keep you posted! She has gone through a lot in the last year or so and I know and she knows that this will help her!
In other news our ward mission leader was finally called! Eric Vanderpluim. It will be great working with him. I think three quarters of my mission has been without a ward mission leader loll, it will be interesting getting used to the help and support again ha-ha. Hopefully he will be able to help us work through our only growing investigator pool. I have just found with my experience that ive only been able to get 3 maybe 4 investigators to progress on any given week and with all the investigators we have we are just going to have to pick the most prepared and the most positive and work with them first. In any case we are doing are best and are running our tails off everywhere trying to keep up with things lol.
Vie been companions now with Elder Brown now 4 months or so and surprisingly im not sick of him :), I don’t know if he can say the same but it has been good serving with him :). Heerlen is also good. All things told, life is good and I can’t complain :), I love yalll much and will talk to yall soon