Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

Dear Mom,

                Well I hope you are feeling better this week. My sickness is gone, and Elder Sonne’s as well, it didn`t last too long, only Sunday and Monday so we were good for the whole week. An important favor you can do, Elder Fleming, aka Brian Fleming, a roommate from BYU is now serving in grandma and grandpa Terry`s ward. They should invite him over for dinner :) and he is a skinny kid so they can help fatten him up.
                Well this week has been an adventurous one, but I don`t really remember why.... jk. It was good. We lost contact with I________ again. She isn`t answering her phone and missed our appointment. She is really going through a hard time at the moment, so include her in your prayers.
                M______ should be having his baptism this week, but we decided to push it back a week or two because he isn`t quite ready. But he will be soon. He is a great guy.
                B________, the sweetest littly lady from Equador came to church again, and that is really good. She also is reading tons in the Book of Mormon. So that was really good news. She is making a lot of progress but still hasn`t fully grasped the apostasy. But some things take time.
                H________ is making a lot of progress as well. We taught him the word of wisdom, and he wants to keep it, so we set a goal for when he will stop smoking and stuff and he is making a lot of progress towards baptism. So that is great. He is a stud.
                We also found a really cool guy named L_________ from Nigeria. We talked to him on the street on our way to an appointment, and he had interest, and we told him we would come by in an hour, after our appointment. So we went by on him, and we were able to have a great lesson with him. He had a lot of really great questions, and the lesson went really well. We explained that the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith and L________ asked us, "So how did that work? Did the Spirit of God come upon him and enlighten his mind so that he could translate the record into English?" and we told him that that is exactly how it worked. It was pretty cool. We invited him to kneel and pray and ask god if what we had said was true at the end of the lesson, and he prayed silently for like 10 minutes at the end of the lesson. It was awesome. We are meeting with him again today.
                Sorry there is a lot more that I would love to tell you, but we are having a shortened p day today because we are going to the temple tomorrow. But I love you! and have a great week!

Elder Terry

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