Thursday, December 26, 2013




Hey Guys!

What an amazing week this has been. We have 2 baptisms scheduled for next week!! :) Miracles are truly happening.

James, who we have been teaching since i got in the mission (August 1st), is on date for Jan 1st, 2014!! We have been meeting with him almost weekly for the past 5 months! He is prepared and I am so excited for him! :) Please keep him in your prayers!
This past Monday, we get a call from one of our Ward Mission Leaders and he tells us that a 14 year old girl, Makenzie who we have been trying to reach for the past 2 months, finally wants to meet with us! Her mom went inactive in the Church, when she was 8, so she never got baptized.  We met with her on Tuesday, and had a great lesson! She asked us, "Can I get baptized this Saturday, Dec. 21st?"  My mouth dropped hahaha. We said yes!!  But after talking with her grandparents (who she lives with) they decided December 28th would work better. So we have met with Makenzie 3 times since Tuesday, and have taught her everything required for baptism!  She is prepared and ready to make this leap of faith in her life :) So the baptism is this Saturday, super excited for her!  She asked Elder Souday and I to sing a Special Music Number for the baptism, so that will be fun :) The Lord works in mysterious ways, and prepares people in his own time. What a blessing to be a part of this amazing Work. Please keep her in your prayers! :)

Roxanne, who was on date for baptism for Jan 2nd, has decided to postpone just a few weeks. She seems to be just a little afraid of whats ahead, which is completely understandable. Baptism is a big commitment! So we are meeting with her about twice a week, and I am sure that it won't be long until she sets another date. She said she is thinking mid January. Please also keep her in your prayers!

So last Wednesday (Dec 18th), we attended the 1st Annual Pajama Party for Jesus!! hahaha It was a blast!  A couple of other Elders have a great family they are working with. The only member is the grandmother who was just baptized in August and she is on fire with the Gospel! It was a great time! We watched "Mr. Kruger's Christmas" played games, sang Christmas carols and shared our favorite scriptures! The family who we celebrated with has made it clear that this new tradition is not only for their family, but for everyone!! So if you're not doing anything next year on December 18th, remember to celebrate the 2nd Annual Pajama Party for Jesus!!! 

I am so grateful for this opportunity i have to serve the Lord in His great Work. What a blessing it is to witness these miracles everyday. I am grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his ultimate sacrifice for me. I can truly not repay that debt. 

Love you all, hope you all have an amazing week and Christmas! :) Stay safe and stay busy!

~Elder Carroll

PS - Ephesians 4:32 - "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you."

"Why should we mourn, or think our lot is hard?
Tis not so, all is right." - Hymn titled, "Come Come Ye Saints"

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