Monday, August 4, 2014

Dear Friends and Family,

This week was super good! Elder Stallings and I get along so well! He's a really good missionary. I feel like we have a very equal role and neither of us ever dominate. It's very refreshing. The ward is doing really well. We had more people that usual at church today so that was way good to see. Some weeks the ward is super sparse but not this week! 

This week we were blessed to have Michael, one of our investigators, and also his 2 grandchildren. Micheal's been investigating for about a year now and he's been dropped and picked up I don't even know how many times. We set a date with him for August 23rd and it seems like things with him will finally lead to baptism. He said that he had a lot going on in his life the last time he had a baptismal date, but right now he feels like baptism will help him overcome his challenges. We brought our ward mission leader over to one of the lessons we had with Michael this week and he did such a great job of testifying about his own conversion and the importance it's made to his whole family. His grandson's love church and learning about Jesus. Hopefully next week Michael's wife and daughter will come with. They were on a cruise this week. I hope we can get the whole family involved. Teaching families is the BEST.

I'm so glad for all that I've been able to do so far. So many miracles have happened. I've definitely learned how to see miracles even if you aren't seeing crazy miracles. Miracles are everywhere but if you're expecting to see the blind see every day of your life you're going to miss the little miracles like finding a new person to teach because their uncle that's an investigator isn't home. That's what happened to us this week. We were looking for our investigator Darrel and he wasn't home so we got to teach his nephew Rick. It was such a cool experience. And now Rick has a baptismal date for Sept 6th. The Lord always rewards us for our efforts. Sometimes it takes 6 weeks of working your tails off but the blessings still come.

I love you all! Have a great week!

Keep it real.

Elder Sanderson