Sorry I don't have too much time this week! Yeah I know, I'm starting to sound like Tyler...haha but speaking of Ty, I'm not getting his letters again. Eric, could you help me out with that? But things have been really good here this week!
On Wednesday we had zone conference, which was great. President Summerhays is a really inspired man, and it's a lot of fun hearing what he has to say. After conference we stopped by a guy we had seen about 5 weeks ago. We were tracting and ran into this guy named Kelly. He was awesome and left him with a Book of Mormon. Well we followed up with him on Wednesday, and he invited us back later that night so that we could meet with his wife as well. We grabbed Bro. Staber pretty short notice and had him go over there with us. I was a bit intimidated because his wife is currently getting her master's degree in Theology, but she was extremely nice. She's had friends that were Mormon before, but she was really open to hearing what we had to say. Finally at one point she turned to Bro. Staber and asked him to share his conversion story with her. All I could do was smile when she asked that, because he has a pretty awesome one. Was 18, had never gone to church before, his grandma joined the church, the missionaries challenged him to read the BoM and taught him how to pray, he did and got his answer. After he finished he pointed out the fact that the Spirit was there, and she smiled and said "Yeah, I know. I can really feel it.". It was an awesome experience and we got a return appointment with them for Wednesday.
Jonathon has continued to progress towards baptism. We had two lessons with him last week and plan on doing the same thing this week. He'll get baptized on Sunday and we're really excited for him. He's pretty stoked about it. Also, remember the lady that we tracted into and I had cut my hair?? Well she and her grand kids all walked into church this Sunday!! Haha I was really surprised but excited. They came and sat by us, and by the end of sacrament the kids were begging Joan (their grandma) to let them stay for the rest of it. She consented, and they had a great time. The ward was also pretty excited to see an entire family show up. We scheduled an appointment to teach them on Friday. Luis' wife had her baby this week and everything went really well! The baby was 9 pounds which I'm pretty sure is about half the size of his Mom. Ha she's a tiny Peruvian lady, so I'm sure she's happy to be through with that experience. Ha but the ward has been really great about making sure they have lots of stuff for the baby. It's almost overwhelmed Luis to see all the kindness. We'll be meeting with him on Tuesday and hopefully extending a commitment to be baptized.
Well I love you guys so much!! Thanks for all you do for me! Which reminds me, thanks for those business cards, Ma! They're awesome.
Elder Kade Bartschi