How are you feeling mom? You never really tell me things like that. I bet you are doing a great job at your calling. There is a chapter in the bible with a couple parables. I can't remember which chapter.. somewhere in Luke I think. Ask dad about the chapter with the prodigal son. There are three stories in there. They explain three different ways of taking care of people. You should read it. It has been helpful for me.
This week was an intersting one. We had a less-active guy come to church for the 2nd time in a row. It snowed all day yesterday, so they cancelled the last hour of church and half the ward didn't come anyway. I think we got about 3 inches and it seems like the whole country will shut down. Anyway, I love you lots, mom. Sorry it is short have a good week.
I am doing really well. Everything went well for ***** baptism. He is such a good guy! I honestly can not believe the amount of faith that he has. He just knows. The church has just started to build his faith. I had the opportunity to baptise him which was really cool. He is big guy, so I had to work out the whole week before to get him out of the water! ha. Kidding. It is a joke that we have with him. A mission is in the back of his mind which is kind of cool. I think when he gets more and more involved in the church it will just grow. That would be cool, but can't get too ahead of myself.
Grandma is going to be a great missionary. It is going to be a huge test, but it is good for her. Missions aren't easy, but they are way more rewarding than they are hard. Tell her I love her. I think I need to email her actually, I'll go do that. Things are good here. We have found some solid people which I am stoked about. I love you mom and miss you. Have a good week.
Sorry, there will be no pictures this week. I am lame and forgot to bring my camera. ***** is totally on track! He is such a stud, not like the normal english teenager. We see him three times this week. He just has so much faith. This sunday was fast and testimony meeting and the theme seemed to be missionary work, so all the members were telling there conversion stories (almost everyone in England is a convert, well I guess we are all converts). After the meeting ***** said to me " I guess you guys were heaven sent. I was praying to God for help, because my faith was waning and I didn't know what to do. Then you guys knock on my door and now I am here." That was a really good thing to hear. It makes all the lows of missionary work totally worth it.
Tonight we are planning on extending a baptismal date to a couple that we have been teaching for a while. It is going to be a big night! Pray all goes well for us. Sounds like things are slowing down a lot there. Yeah, everyone seems to be sick here, Elder Sparks was for a little but he is good now. Grandma has her farewell? That came so quick! How is she feeling about it? Tell her I know she will be great.
Well that is about all I have to say. I will send you some pictures of the baptism. Hopefully we will be having some more. ha. Love you all. Love you mom. Have a good week.
It was really good to see you guys also. I don't know what I expected. For some reason I had all of these butterflies in my stomach. ha. I was nervous to talk to you and I don't get nervous to talk to strangers on the street, it was really weird. I liked it though. You are basically the same. Except Kate and Grace, they are getting older and more beautiful. They just need to take a chill pill on that. Love you all. You all looked good. You too, mom. I didn't really get home sick at all. I think I thought about it for a couple of hours and moved on. My mission is my life now, so it almost seemed weird that you guys weren't on missions. Don't know why.
Who is going to take care of grandma's house when she is gone? Grandma does worry a lot. I thought it was really funny how she started to cry when I came on, and even more funny when she started to take pictures, she hasn't changed. Avery, needs to just marry Dan. You can tell her that for me. Cami is totally living the whole byu scene.
Things are going well here in Maidstone. We have ***** who I am pretty sure is going to be baptised. He has come to church twice now and is loving it. I think he knows the church is true, he just does not want to admit it. He is scheduled to get baptised on the 12 of January. We are working with a couple of other good people. We should start to get some more because the holidays are ending. I am happy with that.
I love you mom. Tell the fam that I love them. Tell Grace I love that horse. My companion thought she drew it. ha. thanks for all you do. Have a good week.