Sorry I didn’t get to send last week’s letter but I’m sending it today with this past week’s.
This week was AMAZING! So, to start off we got a referral from a member and her name is Ingrid. She looks very promising and I have a lot of faith in her. We are having a lesson with her on Tuesday and she accepted a Book of Mormon. She is going through a very humbling situation. she didn’t have any money, she had no gas or electricity and hadn’t eaten the day before and she talked about how she was the lowest she has ever been and she talked about how she asked God why this is happening to her and we showed up the next day. It must have been something. We also taught Tracie, a less active and we have been able to teach her and just really talk to her and understand just why she doesn’t want to go to church. At the end, we invited her to come to church and she said, "Well I knew you would say that." She also talked about how she was actually thinking of coming to church just the other day. Well she was at church yesterday and it looked like she really got along and a lot of members welcomed her and her children with open arms which was amazing. The work is starting to really pick up and things are going well. Elder Edwards and I are getting along really well and we can always make each other laugh, so I can already tell I’m going to miss him. This week we only got one dinner appointment and it’s been going downhill so I’m guessing we have to do something to change that because there is nothing that I love more than being with a member and bringing the spirit into their homes.
[Jim sent Rick a copy of the April 1974 Conference Address by President Kimball which encouraged Jim (a non-member at the time) to join the Church and commit to go on a mission]
Rick said of it: Wow, this is one of the most powerful talks I have read in a while. It pumps me up just knowing that the Lord and this work are so combined that they can't be separated..
|Utley, Me, Davis|
|On Burns night, they address their haggis before they eat it, they read a poem to it and then cut into it like they are killing it - again.|