January 3, 2010
Hello from Murray Bridge!
Things are going well here. We had 5 investigators at church today. We had Bart, Kevin, Peter, Lily and June. During gospel principles class, Branch President Smith called in Kevin and talked to him about his baptism. Kevin is now more committed to living the commandments of god. Hopefully he will be baptized next Sunday on the 10th of January. After Kevin, Bart was called in. President talked to Bart about joining the church. He asked Bart questions to see where he is at. President taught him about the commandments; Bart is willing to obey them. Bart is very close to committing to baptism. Bart’s good friend sister Turner is coming back from Malaysia this Thursday, I believe she will strengthen Bart’s decision if he decides to join the church. Bart has a good religious background, he believes he was sitting in an AOG church and was baptized by the spirit. We will teach him about the priesthood and Apostasy. Then after Bart, President Smith called in Lily and June into his office. They had a long interview, over a hour long. Lily has noticed something different about us. President told her that it was that we have the holy spirit with us. Lily said she would be baptized after her two month holiday to China because she was afraid of what her family would think. But we told her she needs to be baptized so she can have the spirit with her so she can teach her family to understand. We will ask her on the 17th of January if she is ready for baptism, and if she is we will baptize her on the 24th of January. I am so happy to witness these 4 investigators progress.
We also took Bart to a missionary Fireside in Adelaide last night. It was very good, the whole theme was the Book of Mormon. There were excellent musical performances as well. I spoke with Elder Inglis, he is now serving in Prospect Ward where Patience now lives. He said Patience wants to serve a mission. That would be sweet if she could. I could so see her serving in Salt Lake City, Temple Square Mission. Or in Liberia, either one would be sweet.
Anthony spoke at the missionary fireside. He was nervous as. But he did well. It was good to see Tammy, Anthony and Robert. They are now married so it is excellent.
Transfer is in 7 days. Once again this has been the quickest transfer. I think I will stay. We saw Claire this week. Taught her about Catholic Apostasy, trying to destroy her Catholic roots. Michael and Leigh will hopefully be married in February, if I stay next transfer I will be able to see them get married. And hopefully even see Leigh get baptized.
Good things are happening in Murray Bridge. Hope all is safe back home. Glad to here you guys enjoyed the holidays. Be safe from those earthquakes, I now pray. I am going to go play cricket in the carport in the backyard.
Love you heaps