2nd week In South Arkansas
What an awesome example Pres,Wakola is to all of us though, especially his missionaries.
This week was a pretty good week. We got a few new investigators and met a lot of cool people. The week flew by as usual, and I'm starting to understand a little more Spanish, but not a whole lot. They just speak way fast. On Saturday we did service and helped a lady and her son move out of her trailer. It was pretty easy, because they didn't have too much stuff. A trailer a few down from them had just burned down a few weeks prior. It looked pretty crazy! Going to trailer parks seems normal now, because it's pretty much all we do when we go tracting.
Later that day we went to see a referral from the Hermanas. It was a guy named J.L.. It was our first lesson with him, and he seemed pretty interested from the beginning. We taught him the restoration, he told us how he doesn't smoke or drink. He is like a golden investigator. During the lesson the spirit was really strong, and he agreed with all that we taught. At the end we asked him to be baptized. The spirit was extremely strong when we asked him, and I know that he could feel it. He said yes, and then we set a baptismal date. It was such a cool experience, especially because he said that he wanted to change in his life. It's always easier to teach when the spirit is so strong. There is no doubt that the spirit does the converting, as missionaries we are the messengers, and guides for them.
We have a couple investigators that want to be baptized. Erica M.is just waiting for an answer from immigration if she can get married. I really hope she gets a good answer, because she is so awesome and wants to be baptized so bad. Then there is C. and A. who are not married, but both want to be baptized. They come to almost every church event. They are actually going to separate because they don't want to get married, and then get baptized. I'm looking forward to a couple baptism's next month hopefully! Other than that all is good over here in the south. I got to get my hiking in last week, we hiked Pinnacle mountain and it was super fun. It felt so nice to be back on the mountain again, even though it was pretty small.
At the top of Pinnacle Mountain
The article by John Bytheway in your letter was super awesome, especially the story about Heber J. Grant. Knowing that you know the truth is sometimes hard, but that is why we need to have faith. Our testimonies are always growing, that is why this gospel is so awesome. Oh and Elder Zwick is coming to our Mission tomorrow. He is the one who gave a talk about how his wife jumped out of the Semi truck with their kid because she thought it was going to explode. I'm really excited and looking forward to be able to hear from him. We read his talks to get prepared and on one of the pages, there was a picture of my friend Cynthia Leal from BYUH. I knew she was in an ensign, but it was funny it happened to be that talk! His talks were both awesome, it will be a great day tomorrow.
Anyways I love you so much, and hope your week is fantastic.