January 12, 2015
Hey Hey Hey Dearest Familia & Friends!
I am psyched for the "Elijah Project" I still; have to get some names to prepare for the temple, but July is still far away. I am so impressed with how big everyone is into family history here. We've been helping some Recent Converts get into it and Brother Sell in the ward is SO boss about it.
This week we continued to re-establish contact with a lot of recent converts who need new member discussions and we've been striving to build up our teaching pool. We found a couple of new investigators, one named Josie, who we gave a run-down of the Restoration and is eager to learn more! We will hopefully be setting a baptismal date with her this week.
We met with Stephanie, her son Spencer, and Kathy (Stephanie's soon-to-be daughter-in-law)...who I have been so eager to meet with who have had baptismal dates in the past, but they don't believe they are ready yet. We, however, will still be helping them work towards baptism because they still want to get baptized. We are beginning the lessons with Kathy, who wants to learn about the church, but does not think she can give up coffee. She said that in would not make sense if the Lord did not accept her into His kingdom because she drank it. We explained the importance of commandments and reassured her that the Lord will not hold someone accountable who does not understand the commandments, but it is conditional on whether or not we strive to learn if that it His will or not. Then we strongly invited her to pray and read to know if this is Christ's true doctrine or not.
We also began teaching a few former investigators again. One of them, Lisa, a Catholic, but still open to learning, I am really excited about teaching. They all have such a beautiful family!
I have the best hopes for this New Year and hope that all of you will as well!
Keep working hard and remember that (now I'm really going to quote High School Musical) we're all in this together!