July 25, 2016
Dear Family & Friends,
Well, it's pday again. Haha crazy how fast they keep coming. It was a really good week. We were on exchanges for most of it so that made time go by even faster. It pretty cool getting to bounce around and serve in places that I haven't yet. This next week we will finish off the exchanges so that'll be good. Then we start all over here in a few weeks.
Katherine is doing great! We went on the tour of the temple on Tuesday night and they absolutely loved it!! Jordan and Briana were so excited and it was pretty cool because they thought they couldn't go in but we were able to take them into the waiting room for a little while. It was such a cool feeling to be able to hold the doors of the temple open to this little family that we have already grown to love so much. They were in awe as we took them in and they recognized the spirit and peace that comes right away. We talked very quietly to them and taught a little bit about what we do in temples. After that we finished walking around outside and ended the tour. We talked to them after and Katherine had a definite confirmation that she needs to be baptized on August 6th and Derek needed just a little bit more time to pray about it. So they had a great time there and actually ended up going back later that night just to sit and be there for a while.
Throughout the week Katherine has been reading the Book of Mormon and read from Jacob to Alma! She is loving the Book of Mormon and hopefully will finish it all the way before her baptism next Saturday!! They all showed up to church on Sunday and loved it. Elder Greenwood and I have both noticed a huge change in them not only spiritually but physically too. They just looked bright and almost like they were glowing at church it was the craziest thing. We are so excited for them and we will be meeting a lot over the next two weeks in preparation for her baptism.
God is blessing us so much in our area! As busy as we are, we still have a ton going on and have more than enough time to get the things done that we need to. We have some leads in our ward with a few part member families that seem really promising and we actually had a lady named Nysie just show up to church on Sunday with her son and she wants to meet with us.
Hope everyone has a good week!!
|Exchanges up in Falsom|
Berta and Jose Luis Salazar in North Sac