This week was pretty cool. My companion is the
district leader so on Thursday he went to a special meeting and I had
the chance to be with the zone leaders (E. Davis and E. Perkins). They
are way cool guys! I went and taught three lessons with them to some of
their investigators/less actives. We were in a three-some. Also, I have
some of the greatest news ever! Yesterday
(Nov. 4) I had my first
BAPTISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!! We
baptized a little girl named Emma. She is so cute and has a heart of
gold. She was the first person I ever taught. The baptism was super
awesome and the spirit was super strong there. I loved it so much and
want to do it a million more times! I have pictures and I brought my
camera, but I totally forgot my cable today. So next week I will send pictures.
Also, this week I had dinner at a members house and made an awesome
connection with her. The mother there went to elementary school with
Aunt Margaret. Her name is Amanda Capener (pronounced Cape-ner) I didn't ask
for the correct spelling. Way cool to, because she pulled out a picture
Those are basically the highlights of the week. So I'll answer your
questions. Yes I wear my raincoat, but only when it's raining
noticeably. Meaning that there is constantly mists of rain here when you
walk outside. You can't get away from it.
primary programs were the first week I was here. This last week was
stake conference. We listened to Quintin L. Cook speak. Apparently
everyone in Oregon has stake conference on the same day. Weird right?
Our investigators are in different spots right now. There is one
couple that I will tell you about. Their names are Kasey and Eva. They live together, but aren't
married and have two kids. Kasey isn't baptized and Eva is a Less
active. Kasey wants to be baptized really bad, but he can't because he
is breaking the law of chastity by living with Eva...way sad! Kasey
wants to get married also and said that he received his answer to marry
Eva. Eva on the other hand says she is still waiting for a sure sign
that she should be married. She has been married before and got a
divorce and she says the reason she isn't married now is, because she
thinks it's easier this way if things go wrong. We told her to pray
about it obviously and explained how to receive answers, but she is
still waiting. We also read the conference talk called "start moving"
with them that talks about how if you start on a path god will correct
you if it's wrong, but if you just sit there and wait god can't direct
It's true, we have been very blessed as a family and I know that is,
because we have been faithful to the teachings of Christ. When we do
what he says, we are blessed.
I haven't eaten all my candy yet. I have to ration it, because I didn't get any on Halloween.
It's alright though. I can only imagine how many people came to our
house this year. We are in one of those flat, highly populated areas. I
bet you were happy to have smarties left, right dad? Nobody came to our
door cause we are in an apartment.
Anyway, Love you all. Bye