Monday, April 15, 2013

Joshua's email 4/15/13

Dang!! This week has definitely had its ups and downs, but things are definitely looking up! We were supposed to have a lesson with the Cs!! We were planning on extending a baptismal date! But they had to cancel because they've been having some family struggles.  They asked if we could just not meet with them "for a few weeks" and so we were pretty bummed about that.  Elder M and I, and some of the members prayed HARD and fasted for them, and I called them and talked to them about how important it is to keep making good choices, ESPECIALLY when we're faced with opposition.  And as long as we rely on the Lord, he'll take care of the rest.  They really felt that was true, so eventually they agreed that they should keep meeting with us, so we now have an appointment with them this Wednesday!!! I really hope we can finally reset a date for them... They're SO READY to be baptized!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday we had Zone Training Meeting, which I always enjoy because Elder C is one of our Zone Leaders.  His companion Elder H is just like him too, so I love 'em!!!!  Elder C is definitely one of my favorite people I've ever met, hahahahaha! He's hilarious and always brightens up the day! Haha.  He's coming home this year and going back to MCC in Miles City, so make sure to give him a warm welcome this Fall!!!

Afterwards, we had some lessons with some partmember families, that turned out pretty well.  One of the families isn't really progressing much, but the other one is, so we'll keep working with them.  We invited them to begin having Family Home Evening! So we'll follow up on that with them soon!!!

We came into contact with R and L again! They've been gone a couple weeks looking for a home that they can move into near Chicago I think.  We invited them to come to church, and asked about them reading the Book of Mormon.  They said they'd love to come to church and they've been reading the Book of Mormon!  They say it doesn't make much sense to them yet, but we're trying to set up an appointment to teach them the Restoration so that they can more fully understand where the Book of Mormon came from and why it's important.

We found a few new potential investigators from tracting and doing prayer surveys!  One guy, named H, let us in his home and we talked to him about prayer and strengthening our relationship with God.  He's a trucker, so he's gone a lot, but he said he'd come to church whenever he gets a chance!  We also found a girl named J who we gave a Book of Mormon to and prayed with.  She started crying!  So we invited her to read the Book of Mormon and she said she would start.  Way cool!

That has pretty much been our week!  Areli cancelled our appointment, but hopefully we can get something set up with her again.  She's just been busy with work.  R and L are way cool, so hopefully we can set baptismal dates with them too.  I love watching when investigators start reading the Book of Mormon and they can feel the Spirit and they catch that glimpse of the Glory of God! Just gotta keep it up and can't lose that focus! Same goes for missionaries, and pretty much every one of God's children as well!

Love you all!

Elder Whicker!

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