Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 22, 2010

Good Morning Vietnam!! - If you can get the quote from the popular TV show, props to you.

This week was not as cool as other weeks but it ended with a BANG. Haha

We had great plans set up every single day this week and it was going to be a great one but basically most of them fell through. Saturday we taught 1 lesson. Usually teach 6 or 7. It was a tough week, especially that Saturday. My body is still recuperating from it.

Sunday however. Oh beautiful day. Such a good day. We had 8 investigators at church. Tony and his wife Cindy, Simone and her 2 kids, then Olivia, who we taught for a week and a half but the AP's have been doing most of the teaching, she brought her friend Carson, and this other guy the AP's have had us teach named Arnold. It was a grand day. Olivia is getting baptized this Saturday. Everything has been clicking with her. She has a very strong testimony of the restored gospel, had to give up a lot of things but wow she's gone through so much change during this process. She is legit. She’s like 25 and has 3 kids. Not married but we're setting her up with a member named Julio haha. The baptism Saturday will be great. She was handing out invites at church yesterday.

The Elders Quorum President here, President Barrios, has helped us a ton lately. This family, Tony and Cindy, needed some member help and Barrios and his wife stepped it up and helped out a ton. On Tuesday they came along with their 2 kids who are 7 and 4 and taught a great lesson. Cindy has a ton of concerns about the Book of Mormon and they really helped her out with that. They're going through a tough time, and Cindy just loved Pres. Barrios' wife who really has gotten close with her. We left after the lesson and they talked for another hour before going home at 10:30 Tuesday night. It was way cool. What was great is that we didn't have to push the members to do this; they did it on their own. Cindy has Jehovah's Witnesses come over every few days and they have been trying to prove everything we have told Cindy wrong which just aggravates everything but Cindy told us on Sunday that she will continue going to church until she gets the answer she is looking for. She asked for even a priesthood blessing from Pres. Barrios yesterday afternoon so the Barrios' came with us AGAIN and it was such a spiritual lesson. The spirit was felt so very strong and when she received the blessing she cried her way through it. She told us she felt something she's never felt before. Such a great day yesterday. That's just part of it too!

The Ningwah family have wrapped their arms around Simone and her family. Simone's husband, Dino is an alcoholic but the rest of the family is sooooo coool. They LOVE church. Deon, who is 10 told us he loved church and learned about Adam and Eve. Melissa, 12, loves Young Womens. I dunno, things are just going so great right now. We are going to work on finding even more families that the members can support and bring into the fold because I've seen so many miracles come from member work.

Today is a boring P-day for us. The Zone leaders from the entire mission flew in last night and stayed at our place and it's zone leader council today so we're just doing our own thing. Elder Olsen and Jones are coming over to play Monopoly later today. Elder Prince stayed in our room. He’s a Zone Leader in St. Lucia, and it was way good to see him again and talk with him. He is doing fantastic over there. I wish I could say more. Haha.

I don't know... things are just wonderful and peachy. I am so grateful for Heavenly Father humbling us on Saturday so we can take a step back and realize how blessed we really are. This gospel is true and I'm so grateful I have the opportunity to share it with others. I can only be an Elder for 2 years you know. Only can be a representative, a witness, of Jesus Christ for 2 years of my life. I love it.

Much Love,

Elder Morris


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