Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Week 29: Transfer is half over!

Hi all!

January has come and gone! And this transfer is already half over!!

The Lord continues to bless us with success. Boston and Jaxon are still both on date for February 15th and 22nd, respectively. We are so excited for them both! They are sharp kids and have it down!!

We have not been able to approach Boston's dad (a non-member) about taking on baptism for himself, but hope to do so this week! He is an awesome guy and even says the opening and closing prayers for the lessons! He is fully supportive of Boston's baptism. He was raised LDS, but was never baptized. We will work on it and pray for the best!

On Saturday, we had the opportunity to take Pam and her husband Jeff to Temple Square! We watch "The Prophet of the Restoration" movie about Joseph Smith and his life, and then had a great private tour with a set a Sister Missionaries serving on Temple Square! It went really well, and Pam and Jeff actually came to church for the first time yesterday, which is awesome! We are making progress! :)

Chris is still praying to know if the Book of Mormon is true, we are going to check up on him tonight!

Autumn continues to come to church and loves it! Our last visit, we told her we could get her her very own copy of the Book of Mormon. She was so excited! We didn't have any with us, so we told her we would get it to her in the next few days. The next day, we get a call from her dad, he told us she had been bugging him ALL day about getting her own book, and begged us to bring it that day. hahah so we took it over that day. Yesterday at church, she brought her Book and carried it with her the whole day :)

Please keep Boston, Jaxon, Pam, Autumn and Chris in your prayers! :)

Covering 18 wards, we have the opportunity to go to 3 sacrament meetings every Sunday (and probably more, if time would allow!). And with yesterday being Fast and Testimony meetings, we had the opportunity to share our testimonies 3 times total in those meetings. The Spirit that comes with sharing what you believe with others, is amazing!

This Gospel is truly amazing. I love it. I wouldn't rather be anywhere but here, in good ol' Utah! The Lord has blessed me with this calling to serve and teach His Gospel, and I am eternally grateful for this marvelous opportunity.

I invite you to go out of your way this week, to tell someone else what you believe in. Or why this Gospel makes you happy.

Thanks to everyone for the letters and emails every week! Hope all is well at home, you are in my prayers!! Stay busy and stay safe :)

Much Love,
~Elder Carroll

My favorite scripture this week - Joshua 1:9 -"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

My favorite quote this week: "Sometimes the Lord has to bring us low, before he can lift us higher." -The Prophet Joseph Smith

Elder Souday wanted to learn an "American" song.

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