Monday, April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

Dear Family,
This week I have been able to see the blessings of putting your trust in the Lord and then being able to reap the rewards of that trust.  We have had a good week and we were hoping to get two families to come to church this Sunday. We did everything we could do! We called them the morning of and they said they were all set to come to church. But then the moment of truth came! Church started and nobody showed up! It was very difficult and frustrating to have to see how people just have their own choice! We want everyone to succeed but, in the end, it is up to them.
The BEST news we have received this week is that Melinda Bulmer, the investigator who called President Black to have us stay together, is getting baptized on the 20th of April! She got back in town on Saturday so we were able to see her yesterday. She was really bumbed when she found out that one of us is probably going to be transferred next week but she seemed to accept it now, and she realized that it was a blessing that we were both still together by the time she got back in town. But she was really excited to be baptized and she was able to have some great experiences while she was out of town. I have found that if someone is ready and willing the Lord will let everything possible happen to have them progress. We were stressing about the possibility of her falling away while she was gone but she told us of one experience that made her feel even more like she needs to be baptized. she said that a woman came up to her and asked her if she was LDS and she said no but I have been thinking about joining. why do you ask? then the woman said that it was because of the way she talked about her family and her attitude about life that made her wonder. I am thankful that people act on their spiritual impressions!
We were also able to get a new investigator this last week! Its a part member family and the dad, the member, wants the son to take the lessons. and we found out that these people had been taught by the previously missionaries.. but because they never made a teaching record we have been looking for them for 3 transfers and have finally found them! So we are grateful to be able to find him and teach him!
This week has been great and I look forward to what the next transfer brings! (btw elder golden and I are going to be split up and we will find out who will be staying this saturday)
I love you all and am thankful for the support that each of you have given to me and to the missionary effort!
Elder John
Keep the Faith 2 Tim 4:7
p.s. Leadership and Trainer calls come on Tuesday so I hope I get a call to train so I can be with Elder Gonzales from Pueblo, CO!

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