Monday, September 23, 2013

Week 10 Teaching, teaching, teaching!

Hey everyone!

Week 9 (I think) was a great week! 

Both Linden and Kasey were baptized this past Saturday! What an amazing experience. They had some much support of family and friends there. These girls are amazing. Only 9 and 13, but they understand the importance and the meaning of baptism. They have such great spirits and I am so happy for them and their mom Kristy. Kristy is so proud of them and happy for them making this great leap of faith in their lives. They are a great family. I plan to keep in touch with them :)

We are continuing to teach Ireland, the other 9 year old girl. She is having a very difficult time comprehending everything we teach. We have taught her about 4 times and have gone through the first 3 lessons. During and after each visit, we are constantly asking her questions to see if she understands what we teach. She doesn't have a clue... well i shouldn't say that.. we are starting to think she is just super shy. We have invited a young lady in our stake (actually Linden and Kasey's cousin!) to come with us tomorrow to teach Ireland. We are thinking she might be more open to a girl. Scarlet (L&K's cousin) taught a great object lesson on the Holy Ghost at the baptism on Saturday, so we think she'll be able to get through to Ireland.

We haven't been able to meet with James recently but he actually just texted us about an hour ago, saying he wants to meet at 3pm today. We asked him earlier in the week if he wanted to go to General Conference with us, and he said he wanted to! 

We are still constantly meeting with Chris Pratt at our Stake Presidents home every Monday night, so we will be going again tonight for dinner and a Book of Mormon study. We are going to ask Chris tonight if he wants to go to General Conference also! He is a great guy. He goes to church, believes in God, and wants the best for his wife and children (all who are members). I'll keep you updated!

We have started meeting with a lady named Carrie this last week. She has gone though some very tough family problems in the past few years. She is married to an inactive member. He is a great guy, but works for Bountiful Police Force and has to work almost every Sunday. We taught her the Restoration of the Gospel and are planning on teaching her about the Plan of Salvation this week. Will think this will help her alot, because she has recently had a miscarriage and has had multiple families pass away recently. She is great and has been coming to church for the past few months. She is very receptive to the teaching.

We were able to speak in sacrament meeting again yesterday! That makes it 3 weeks in a row! We speak on Hastening the Work of Salvation, and remind the members how important their role is as a saint, in bringing others unto Christ. 

We also were able to see the Primary Program for one of the wards we cover yesterday! It was awesome. Children have so much spirit in them. It reminds me how we all need to be a little children.. Being humble and obedient. They did a great job :)

 Good news!! We will be at Temple Square October 5th and 6th for conference! We have tickets to the Saturday Afternoon (2pmOct 5th Session! If you're up here, look for me! :)

Thank you everyone, for the emails and letters! I can't even tell you how great it is to see a letter or email from back home! I love to hear how you guys are doing, and how the valley is! You can write me at:

1365 N 1670 W
Farmington, UT 84025

I hope all is well for you at home! You are all in my prayers! Please prayer for James, Chris, Carrie and Ireland. Thank you so much :)

Till next week, 

Elder Carroll

My favorite scripture this week: 
1 Nephi 2:20 And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands. 

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