This week has been all over the place. Yesterday, we talked to Angie and Lee and shared how excited we were about them having their first child. Angie is still full force in work. She is thinking about slowing down so she can feel better. We were also able to drop off a Tagalog Book of Mormon, also known as Philippines since she is from there.
One person we taught a couple weeks ago has not answered the phone or called back. We take it he does not want to talk to us and dropped. I was flabbergasted or utterly surprised. He was so open to us. I can't imagine he doesn't want to know more. He has been one of a few people I felt godly love for. I'm here to help people "come closer to Jesus Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end." That is the missionary purpose in my mission.
This Sunday, I have come to realize the full effect of the sacrament upon me. I want to keep this short by saying that I have felt God's love in my life. My counsel to you all is to feel the true power of the atonement, repent, and feel godly sorrow. It may be hard but it puts us in the refiner's fire and be turned into something absolutely beautiful. I have said, "I can do better, I can be a better person." Don't forget your identity. We have lived in Heavenly Father's presence and God continues to love his children. Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my commandments." I can tell you that by taking the Lord's name upon you through the sacrament, the atonement can change you if you just follow what he asks us to do.
I am pleased to announce that Elder Boyes had 5 interviews this past week with investigators. He has seen that they have the desire to be baptized. The next night, they were baptized and later confirmed in sacrament. The area I am still in is still trying to help out. We will wait and see a little while longer. Also, Elder Boyes borrowed a ukulele to practice for his farewell song 2 weeks from now. I will certainly be sad when he does leave.
With all my love for you all,