Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crazy Awesome Week 8/27/2012

     We had a crazy awesome week this last week.  That man, Spoon, who came to church last week, we have been able to have two lessons with.  He is doing great and has told us he wants to be baptized.  He is praying about September 29th as a date.  He has made comments on how his Indian tribe always taught these great principles that they should follow, and about how in their beliefs, they teach that Jesus Christ came to visit their people.  He talked about how they were only things that were passed down from generation to generation and never written down or recorded.  So the fact that he sees all these things recorded in the Book of Mormon is a big deal for him.  We have another appointment with him today.  

Forest came to church as well this week and bore his testimony in Gospel principles class.  We have decided to back off on the tithing issue so much and focus more on the basics, to help him gain more of a testimony of the gospel and its principles.  We continue to pray for him, that he will be able to overcome his fears and get baptized soon so he can enjoy the blessings now.  We also met with a very less-active woman who was evicted from her house last week.  The bishop sent us to talk to her to see what exactly it was she wanted/needed help with from the church.  We went by and talked to her and her two nonmember children for a bit and invited them to come to church, which they did.  She told us that church was something that she wanted to make a part of her life again, so we hope to be able to work with her and her kids more in the coming weeks.  

Things are going great here and I have faith that we will continue to see miracles in Moses Lake.  This next week is the last week of the transfer and my companion, Elder Bernards is going home.  We have had a lot of great times and it has been great to serve with him.  It feels real weird to be killing off a companion and I don't want to do it again.  Anyway, I hope you all have a great week and love you.

    A couple things real quick,  President and Sister Mullen have put together a mission website called which is a blog on the mission and how things are going on in it.  If any of you are interested, that is the site.  Also, that is so cool that you all are going to Leavenworth.  That is just a little more than an hour away from me.  It is part of our mission and there are sister missionaries serving there right now.  I don't know if you've ever been there, but I hear it rocks so have fun.

     Mom, you have been on my mind a lot this last week.  I have so much respect for relief society presidents and the work they do.  Especially as a missionary, I have learned to work with them so much and they are a great asset to the work because of the devotion they put into their calling and thinking of others.   I know you are perfect for the job because you care about people and I know you have a great testimony of this gospel.  Just know that my prayers are going out to you.  Have a great week, love you.

Elder Stacey

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