Saturday, August 29, 2009

August 2009 letters

August 11th, 2009

It sounds like everything is well there. Up here we are getting some teaching done. We're working with C[...], a southern Baptist, and preparing her to be baptized. She seems to really like the lessons, but her biggest concern is she can't deal with the fact that if this religion is right that makes the rest wrong. Her concerns have all been pretty easy to resolve.

J[...] is still smoking and has cancelled the last few lessons. We think she is avoiding us because she is embarrassed she hasn't been able to kick the habit yet. We have a lesson scheduled with her tonight so we'll see what happens.

On Sunday we were at church and C[...] didn't show up for the first hour. We were way nervous because she would lose her baptismal date again for not going to church. We said a bunch of prayers and called a bunch of times but she didn't pick up. So we got our bikes and rode to her house. When we got there, her friend A[...] was there and told us he just dropped her off at church. God answers prayers, but not till we do our best to make things happen.

Love, E M

August 18th, 2009

Farr West is good. On the first day there, we taught a family of four the plan of salvation because they had a family member get shot and died. The spirit was there and we committed them all for baptism on September 19. The work is going great.

We're having trouble with lessons falling through but everything else is good.

My companion is Elder W[...] from Washington. He's been out 1 month.

I got to go to the stake center for the Oquirrh Mountain temple dedication on Sunday. It was pretty nice. I got to hear Elder Bednar and President Uchtdorf speak. God knows how to pick amazing men.

Love, E M

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