Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Everything Will Work Out in the End

I'm writing this at a member's house, at their kitchen table on their laptop while Sister Rowley learns how to make a scarf out of yarn. We're eating chips and salsa and having a lot of fun. 

I'm not sure where to begin . . . it's been an interesting week. Everyone's lives seem to be falling apart. We had an investigator that we haven't been able to contact in about a month.  She called us on Saturday to tell us that her family has been evicted from their trailer, her car died, and the cousin she was staying with admitted she was addicted to cocaine, so the cousin went to live in Illinois and the cousin's husband ended up in jail for abuse and drug use, and she had no idea where they were going to go after Monday. Stuff like that's been happening right and left, it seems like. There are quite a few people we're teaching who have been in hard situations since we met them, but things are starting to get worse, and I feel like some of them are reaching their breaking point. Which could be good, because maybe when they have nothing left to turn to, they'll turn to the Book of Mormon. I know Heavenly Father knows what he's doing, and he has a plan for these people, so everything will work out in the end. 

More happy exciting news, Brad got the priesthood on Sunday! It was very exciting. We didn't get to see the ordination, because we were teaching the Young Women, but it went well and he's excited about it. He's got a home teaching companion and everything. I can't wait to see him bless and pass the sacrament. 

Another investigator is doing pretty well. We had a great lesson with him on Thursday night at a member's house. It went really well. All the spiritual experiences he's been having are amazing. Everything just fell into place so we met him at the right time and so he was ready to meet us. He's slowly accepting it, but this is a big change for him. I don't think I can fully understand what it's like to essentially abandon the traditions of his fathers. He'll get there eventually. 

We had a good training meeting with President and Sister Holm on Thursday. The rumor was that we would be getting our ipads then, but that didn't happen. But President says they'll be here soon, within the next three months. It's going to make things a lot easier on us, especially when it comes to keeping updated records of our area and all that. 

I love you all, I'm glad everyone is doing well. I'm really excited to hear the Lakeys were able to give away my Book of Mormon. Have a wonderful week, thank you for all the prayers. 

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