Teach is getting ready for a baptism this weekend! She is super excited about it.
The work is progressing. D is being baptized this week in the Denton YSA and
when she came to church yesterday she was beaming! She truly has had her eyes
opened to the truth and direction that comes from knowing the gospel. She
brought her boyfriend to church with her and she is so excited to be baptized on Saturday. It has
been a whirlwind getting all of the arrangements made and having the teaching
passed to the Elders, but I know with all of my heart that the right decision
was made. She will prosper in the YSA and as long as she keeps her job she will still attend church in our ward and we will work with the ward
council to ensure she has uplifting experiences!
Even with her success she is not sitting around waiting. She is moving forward and looking for new people who will listen while she shares the gospel.
We set a goal as a
district this week to baptize 3 of Heavenly Father's children in the month of
July. We feel that the V family could be the souls that help us reach that goal.
M the mother is embracing the light of the gospel. We were inspired to invite
her to a ward service project for a member on the same street as M. She came
with her 12-year-old son bright and early and helped- working shoulder to
shoulder with the members of the ward and feeling the Spirit of service. There
was a noticeable difference in M at church and especially as she left the Relief
Society at the end of the block I knew that she was happier. She could feel the
influence of the Spirit in her life and could make life changing decisions based
on that feeling.
The missionaries do so much service! It is so good for them to look to the needs of others first. That is a skill and talent that can bless their lives long after their missions are over. This is only part of what they accomplished this week.
The trailer is a double wide and the foundation has eroded so much and the
metal frame that supports it is so twisted that the middle part of the house
(where the double wide meets) has a 1-inch crack and if you look down you can
see the ground outside. The house had a sewage leak so then you've basically got
the sewage leak going under the house and then the toxins from ... sewage ...
coming back up through the crack and they are breathing that air. Thus they are
all ill and struggling to feel the Spirit. Three years ago the mom passed away
from cancer and then around that same time they lost a brother to cancer as
well. There is SO much heart ache and despair. yet, they are trying to be happy.
They do the best with what they have.
Did you know that Teach will only be gone for 9 more weeks? Time is just flying by. She is just doing so much good in the world.