What's up guys!!
It has been a good week here in Maryland!! Unfortunately one of our investigators, Wayne, dropped us last week and we are very close to dropping our other investigator Daniel because he doesn't keep commitments and he is never there for our appointments with him. But we know that the Lord is going to provide us with those that he has prepared and that are ready for the gospel!!
On the good side of things, one of the investigators that I worked with in the Hagerstown ward finally got baptized last week!!! His name is Mike Guynes and he is the sickest!! He was in prison for 10 years and he got out 2 years ago and met the missionaries and wanted to get baptized way bad but because he had been in jail for 10 years he had to get permission from the 1st presidency. So last year he tried to get permission to get baptized but they said he would have to wait another year so he did and asked for permission to get baptized in September and he finally got permission to get baptized!! He is a perfect example of how the gospel can completely turn around peoples lives!!! Also at his baptism I got to see Keatin White (you guys know him as Elder White) who was my trainer that is home now! But he came back out here! And he was with his girlfriend and that was super weird to see my trainer and his girlfriend all over each other right in front of me haha!!! Missionary probs!!!
Another good thing, a lady in our ward that hasn't been to church in over 5 years and when we started working with her 8 weeks ago didn't even have a testimony of the church finally came back to church yesterday and she loved it!! She said she wants to come every week so we're super pumped about that! And a returning less active family that we have been working with a bunch is getting sealed in the temple in the next couple of weeks and they want is to go through the temple with them so hopefully we can get permission to do that!
Anyways, I hope you guys all have a good week! The church is true!!
|Keatin White and Elder Larson|