Dear family and everyone else,
I shall report that I am alive still here in Central Valley, California. I heard about the riots that have been occurring throughout the country. President Palmer just in the nick of time, coincidentally has released the emergency preparedness plan for our mission including storm types of weather, flooding, earthquake, and what this country is facing right now-- political turmoil. What it boils down to is report to our apartments or ward building if anything bad happens. Sounds simple enough, then we call either mission or ward emergency leaders. We got this under control. I doubt that the riots in Oakland will reach here in the suburban towns in the Central Valley. It would be unfortunate if it lasts long enough that it leaks into Stockton too. I pray the people will find humility, just as I do in times of disapproval of whatever it might be. As it says in Galatians 5:22-23 we should have: "Love, joy, peace, long suffering,gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. Against such, there is no law."
We did have 4 non-members attend church again yesterday. It's been tough trying to get Sally's family to stay the full 3 hours. It's hard when there are family issues and other projects that make it hard. Even James Cunningham came with us this time. We had our ward primary program yesterday. He liked it. I just wished that Monica, one of our other new investigators, came to that. Kael Myer's got baptized. Though he is not a convert, he still wanted all 4 of us there anyway. We were able to bring a couple of investigators to see the baptism. We already explained to Monica and Jason that we do it by the authority that has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.
We have a new Christmas Initiative coming up that will launch on the 25th. It's called, "Light the World". President told us, as we watched it at our Zone Conference, to listen to the words that it will say. Well, it was a trick. There were no spoken words. We are to at least listen to the word's of the spirit that will speak to us. It's really good. I can't wait to show it to you all. May the holidays begin. Love you all.
Kael Myer's Baptism