Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thankful To Be Serving 12/17/2012

  Good morning=)  I don't have a whole lot of time today because I am at a library that limits our time.  Things are great here however and I am very excited for this upcoming week.  

Marcus and Melissa are both still doing awesome.  They came to church again yesterday and really enjoyed it.  Like I said they are doing wonderful and are keeping all their commitments, and are excited to be baptized on January 5th.  

Forests grandson, Jacob, was sick this week, so we weren't able to have a lesson with him, but we did give him a blessing and he is doing much better.  He made it to church as well yesterday and seems to be making some good friends in the ward, which is good, because the youth here are awesome and friendly.  

We got a super depressing text yesterday from a part member family that missionaries have been working with for almost three years now.  Their text essentially said that they appreciated all we were doing but they attended a different church yesterday and they enjoyed it, so they plan on going there instead.  What makes things worse is that this is a church that actively teaches anti Mormon classes=(.  Their building is right across the street from one of ours in Moses Lake and since I've been here, they have left anti pamphlets on the windshields of peoples cars in the parking lot at least twice.  

We have good stuff planned for this week though.  We have a church tour tomorrow with a teenager we met in a sober house, while visiting a less active member.  She was visiting her boyfriend and we caught her right before she was leaving and she was interested in what we had to say, so she decided to come on a church tour.  She doesn't actually live in our ward boundaries though, so if she continues her interest, we'll have to pass her off to another set.  

Like I said before, Christmas is a great time to be a missionary.  People are friendly and the spirit of Christ is present so much more in peoples lives.  I am thankful to be serving right now and I'm thankful for the knowledge I have of our Savior and of the Restored Gospel.  I love you all and hope you have a great Christmas.

Elder Stacey

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