I love you guys! Happy Birthday Charlie, Dad, and Emma!
I had a crazy week. We will start off with the good news. J got baptized! It was a really great week. We had some great experiences with him. At the end of one of our visits we were with the Bishop and we asked if J had any questions. His only question was, "What do I need to do to serve a mission?" The next day we met his family and they are awesome. He has three older sisters and a younger brother. They are all super nice. We started to teach them a little bit about the gospel. They came to both the baptism and church for the confirmation. The mom knew three of the sisters in church so that was really cool! She also told my companion that she felt something in both meetings. We are really excited to begin teaching them. They are good people. Another day we were teaching J about the responsibility everybody has to share the gospel. We showed him a video from The Work of Salvation about a young man named Hector who shared the gospel with family and friends after getting baptized. We asked him what he learned and he said that no matter who we are we have a responsibility to help others come unto Christ. We then commited him to share the gospel and he said he would and that he wanted to start with his family. The spirit was really strong in each visit we had with him this week. It is amazing how he is changed. A month or so ago he didn't believe in anything, but now he is ready to help others come to Christ!
"Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends and pour out peace. Whoever will lose his life in the service of God will find eternal life."
I loved this quote from the teachings of President Benson in Elder's Quorum yesterday. It brought me a lot of peace. I hope that I can turn myself over to God. What an amazing promise!
The bad news of the week was that we have a rat problem. I will sent you a pick of the whopper we caught. Hopefully it is the only one. So that was kind of depressing.
That about sums up the week. I don't know if there is anything else you want to know?!
I love you guys tons!
Elder Will Christensen