Monday, October 18, 2010

18 October 2010

Hey everyone!

This has truly been a miracle week. Me and Sister Furugen have seen so many miracles in our area. This week we put 2 people on date for baptism! We are so happy. I can't even explain how I feel. I can't stop smiling. :) The last couple of months have been slow and tough but now we are starting to see the fruits of our labor.

On Tuesday we put Kay Mclean on date for Nov. 13th!!! (She's not related to Karen and Terry) We met her and her husband tracting about a month ago. They are a very nice, fun couple. They are in their 30s. He is an inactive member but he sits in on our lessons. On Tuesday we took Kay on a church tour and talked about the importance of baptism and she said she knew it was important. We committed her to be baptized and she accepted! We saw her almost everyday this week and she is really progressing. Its so neat to see the joy that the gospel can bring into someone's life!

We also put Skippy on date for Nov. 6th!! He came to church for 2 hours yesterday and as he was leaving, we put him on date in the church. It was such a neat experience. As missionaries, it is important that we help people set a goal for baptism because if they don't, Satan is gonna work very hard on them. Its been a great week to extend the baptismal question to all those we teach. If we never extend it, then we aren't inviting them to change and to come unto Christ.

Yesterday we had 4 investigator's come to church!!! Words can't express how happy I was to see everyone. The most we have ever had in this area since May come to church is 2 so this was really neat. Kay, Skippy, Linda, and Amanda came. It was a great experience and Kay loved church!! (This was her first time to come to church)

On Monday, we had a FHE at the Watkins home (member's). They invited their neighbor over, Ken. We taught about the Plan of happiness. He enjoyed it and he had the desire to learn more. He is church hopping right now trying to find the church that is right for him. He is searching for a stronger relationship with God! Well...we told him we could help him with that! We had another lesson with him on Wednesday about the restoration. He is a great guy and I can tell he is truly searching for truth. We are gonna keep working with him. We were gonna take him on a church tour on Friday but he had to cancel. Hopefully we can catch him this week!

Linda and Amanda are doing great still. We went over to their house for dinner this week and we made caramel apples. They have now been to church 9 times! I love them but we are struggling to know how to help them. Its taking a long time but we know they will be baptized. Its just a matter of time.

So many great things have happened in our area this week! I am learning so much! I know this week is gonna be great too! I'm excited to her from Elder Ringwood of the Quorum of the seventy who is coming to visit our mission this week. It is gonna be a neat experience!

I love you all and I hope you have a great week! Thanks for all of your support and love!


Sister Hughes

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