Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Week 7 Little girls are getting baptized!

Hey everyone!
I honestly don't remember what week this is.. they all just mush together haha. But it was a great week! :)
Great news!- I was able to invite Linden and Casey (the two little girls) to be baptized, and they accepted! Their baptism is set for September 21st :) They don't live in our area, but they had been taking the lessons out of their uncle's house.. So, we handed them off to the Sister Missionaries who cover their area. Linden and Casey asked Sister Cope (one of the sister missionaries) and I to sing at their baptism! It is so amazing working with these girls. Even though they're young (13 & 8), they truly understand the importance of baptism and are super excited for it! I too, am super excited for them, they're mom and their family. Their mom Kristy, has been less active for some time now, but has been wanting to come back to church. The tears shed by her the other night truly show that she is grateful for the Gospel, and her daughter's decisions to be baptized. The Lord's work is amazing and it is such blessing to be apart of it.
We have once again been able to meet with James. I don't remember if I mentioned it before, but James was set in stone on being baptized... but not until Feb. 2015. This was because his friends were on missions now and wouldn't be back until then. But recently this past week, he has told us that he has prayed and felt he should get baptized sooner, so he has decided on Jan. 2014! So, we are making progress! :) He is a great young man. He wants to meet constantly and has many good questions each time we meet. We are planning on meeting again sometime this week.
So, we were once again able to attend primary this week! :) Not just attend, but we actually helped out with "Singing Time" and were able to bring a guitar :) The kids are amazing and have such a unique spirit. We acted out and played Primary hymns on the guitar and the kids had to guess what songs they were, it was a blast! :)
This last Friday we were able to go to the local high school's football game (Davis High)! It was a lot of fun.  As soon as we walked up on the bleachers, everyone started screaming, "Hey missionaries!!" and "We love you!!" hahaha It was funny! We get lots of that here in Utah, so it's starting to be a normal occurrence.  One of the many perks of being called to Utah :)
We were invited to Robert Garcia's (Ricardo Lopez's father-in-law) birthday this week! It was awesome!! They had tamales, that corn with chili from Nacho Libre, rice, beans and lots of other Mexican dishes that I don't know how to pronounce! haha :) They had a pinata too! We had lots of fun :)
More good news!- We are going to be able to attend General Conference in October! So if anyone will be up here, let me know! :) We are not sure which sessions we will be able to attend yet.
Hope you all are doing good at home! You're all in my prayers.
Thank's for the email's and letters, they mean so much!
-Elder Carroll

My favorite scripture this week:
1 Nephi 13:37 
And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be.

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