How are you?! I loved reading each email about Kortlynn's homecoming and how exciting all of that was! What a blessing to have her home! Kortlynn you are such a great example to me! So are you Rex and Chandon! I am always bragging to other missionaries and people of my niece and nephews who are serving missions. After the surprise leaves their face, they are just amazed! It truly is amazing! I love my family!
This week has been a long one! Holy moly!
We startedby meeting with Randy and the Brias. He was beating himself up for drinking and not being able to make his date of November 9th, but it gave us a great opportunity to teach him more of the Atonement and that he would still be able to get baptized. He is preparing for this weekend and is very excited! He is still progressing well! We were also able to eat dinner at Sister Clark's house and she made us this amazing pasta dinner! I love Sister Clark! Her husband works at VMI and she is just such a great woman! We then stopped by Mary's and were able to visit with her for a bit. She is doing well.
This week as you can see has been one full of meetings, driving, meetings, and exchanges. Not as much missionary work going on, but that just get me even more excited to get back to work! I love sharing the gospel! Meetings are good, but they get tiring quickly. I love meeting new people each day and knowing that I have something that will help them! Even if they don't listen or accept it immediately I know that they will have the opportunity to someday! For example, while I was in Charleston, there was a man we were teaching named Jeff Quintrell. His wife was a member but she wasn't active. Well, we'd been teaching him andnight he was baptized!!! In a month he will be baptizing his 8 year old son! His wife just sobbed and said, "I knew this day would come." I knew it too! This family will be an eternal family next year! Yay! The gospel is true! It unites and blesses families eternally!
Well, I hope you all know how much I love each of you. I'm so grateful for your examples to me and for all you do! I can't wait to hear about your adventures this week. Keep Randy in your prayers! I want each of you to know that I have a firm testimony of the gospel. I know that it is true! All of it! I know that my family is eternal! I know that death is not the end and that our Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us! The Atonement is at the center and is real!
I love ya'll! (Doesn't that just sound nice?) :) I also caught myself saying "kin" the other day when talking about someone's family. I guess... I love all my kinfolk! :) haha
Happy Birthday Stephanie and Adam!!! You two are wonderful!!!
The sunrise on our drive to Charleston
Sister Combs and Sister Shumway..two of the best. :)