Monday, September 30, 2013

Week 11 We're getting a car today!


Been a great week and it just got even better! We got a call about an hour ago from one the Assistant's to the President telling us that they have a car waiting for us in Salt Lake for us to pick up at 2pm today :) This will greatly help us in our efforts to cover 2 stakes (18 wards). So we are excited!! :)

This week were able to actually leave our mission boundaries and head up north to Huntsville with our Stake President, Kyle McKay, his family and Chris Pratt & his family! We had a scripture study up at their cabin and went over Mosiah 18, the baptismal covenant. Chris had a great response to it and agreed with it. So things are coming along. Chris and his wife & daughter are coming with us to Sunday morning General Conference this weekend!  While were up there, we found out that our Stake President is directly related to David O Mckay, and took us to the house where he was born and raised in Huntsville!

James is also progressing slowly. We had a lesson with him at one of the stake centers near our house this week. We opened the font up and literally had the lesson in the font. He brought up the point that he needed to choose someone to baptize him. So he's constantly thinking about it. He is still on date for January 1st, 2014. He is also planning on coming with us to General Conference this Saturday!

We have continued to meet with Ireland, and continue teaching her. Things still seem to be going straight over her head, but she is excited to be baptized. We are going to give the "potential drop talk" to her parents. He parents don't want to "force" her into anything, but in doing so, basically giving no support whatsoever. We are going to explain that if they don't help her progress, it is basically pointless for us to continue teaching. It's great that she wants to be baptized, but if she is baptized then doesn't have the support from her parents, it would be no good. We're going over tomorrow.

I've been going on splits the past 3 or 4 Sundays with an awesome member in one of our wards, Matt Landheim. He's a great guy. We've been visiting some less active families and been having some GREAT experiences. Last P-day, Matt invited us to come to his work, where he has a room that he turned into a Dojo for Jui-Jitsu. He's been doing it for about 10 years and showed us some basic moves. He's such a great guy. There are so many members here that are amazing! They are just such good people. I know I have already made friends here in Kaysville and Fruit Heights that I will be friends with for a lifetime. Such a blessing :)

We went to the Davis High School football game again, its so much fun! It was the Homecoming game and they crushed their rival team 35-0. They are ranked in the top 3 in the state! The football games are awesome because there are so many people to talk to. And everyone LOVES the missionaries. It's quite entertaining to see people's reaction when they see us walk by, especially the high school kids hahah :)

We were also able to help out in the Primary of one of our wards yesterday again!  The kids are great. Such amazing spirits. We always have a blast when we get to spend anytime with them :)

Hope all is well at home, you are all in my prayers! :)

-Elder Carroll

My favorite scripture this week:  1 Nephi 3:7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

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