September 19, 2010
Hello from Mt Gambier!
I think the most exciting thing that has happened this week is that we have a baptism date with Shaylee. We are working towards October 23rd; she has even chosen our Ward Mission Leader to baptize her. Sister Morris is now the 2nd counsellor in the Relief Society. Ashara is attending Young Women’s and Seminary. Shaylee also attends Young women’s even though she is 11. I remember them saying, we don’t want to jump into it all straight away. Their progression is faster than what I am used to. It has been all good since the Morris family came into the scene. Lee, the oldest son, even came to church yesterday. It is funny each week Sister Morris comes to church she has brought one more child with her. First week she brought herself, the 2nd week she brought Shaylee, the next was Shaylee and Ashara and now yesterday all 4 of the Morris family attended church. The Ward has been great fellowshipping; it has brought out the best in the ward. They have been on their best behaviour, relatively. A less active brother has left his wife and ran away to Geelong this week. All I can think of is the scripture that says, “In the last days men’s hearts shall fail them.” That is a bit of drama still developing.
There is a family that is moving to the town of Portland this week in Victoria. It is outside the mission boundaries but they will attend Mt Gambier because it is the closest congregation. We are going to go help them move in. I love going outside the mission boundaries, because we are allowed to on assignment.
We found out transfers yesterday, me and Elder Jensen are staying. This is Elder Jensen’s last transfer before he goes home. So I will stick around in Mt Gambier for at least 3 more months. I do not know what we will do today for Preparation Day. We will run around the blue lake, we are still trying to run it under 20 minutes, we are getting closer.
Going to go now.
Love you all heaps.