Dear Family and Friends,
BILL GOT BAPTIZED and CONFIRMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This week was the best week ever :) We did have 21 lessons this week, too.
I had the opportunity to give the talk on the Holy Ghost for Bill's baptism, and it was awesome. Bill was struggling with knowing that Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. When I was researching I found a quote that said, "The Holy Ghost is the ONLY one that can give you a sure testimony of Jesus Christ". When I told Bill that he was going to get confirmed on Sunday and that the Holy Ghost could give him his testimony, he started to cry,and so did I. It was amazing to be a part of his conversion. The confirmation was also one of the best confirmations that I have ever seen. Brother Gallagher said exactly what Bill needed to hear; revelation and the Spirit are amazing!
We also talked with Jackie last week. Missionaries have been working with her for over 9 months. When we sat down with her we talked about baptism and asked if she had been praying about it. She said , "Yes, I've been praying and I talked with my husband about it, and I'm going to do it. I know it is a step in the right direction.". We went over the Restoration with her again, and she believes it all! Fasting totally works, and the Lord is looking out for all His children! I love missionary work!
We had several other great lessons this week, and we are seeing a lot of investigators start to ask some really good questions. We are trying to help Jackie, Charlie, Lynn, Jerry and Ellen B, Yolanda, Peggy, and George to progress. If you could keep them in your prayers that'd be awesome.
We had a great Mother's Day and I'm pretty sure the whole Relief Society was crying their eyes out yesterday. We had 4 women talk about what they love about their mothers. We also had 3 musical numbers about mothers. We had Sister Mikkelson and her daughter (10 years old) sing "My Mother My Daughter" and that's when everyone lost it! Well, I really miss my mom, but I know I need to be here at this time. I did get to talk to my parents yesterday and that was such a treat. I love my family and I really miss them, but I know that as a missionary I "leave my family for a short time, so that others can be with their families for eternity". And that makes it all worth it.
Hope everyone has a great week.
Bill took us out to lunch!
And my family...not the best picture, but hey I got to talk to them!