First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTI!!!!! YOU’RE 18!!!!! I CAN”T BELIEVE IT!!!!!
I still remember you as the cute little blond girl playing with all of us out in the back yard of our house in California!!! You have grown into a beautiful young woman. I want you to know I love you will always be here for you. NO MATER WHAT!!!!
I thought I had crazy weeks in my mission. But nothing compares to this week!!!
We went to Rexburg and played football in the snow!!! It was a blast! I was freezing at first but as we played we all warmed up fast and people started taking off their jackets. It was tons of fun!!!
First lesson with Kevin. We taught him about the Restoration and the Word of Wisdom. He texted us before the lesson and told us some people had said that the Mormons make it sound really good at first but they are lying and deceiving you. And that the Book of Mormon is full of lies. We fixed that real quick! We talked about how he felt Sunday, the first time we met with him, and how he felt after talking to these people. We then talked about the spirit and how it works and how he can know truth. He said he was already feeling much better. We talked about Joseph Smith and how Christ’s church was once again established on the earth. Then we invited him to be baptized! He said he would. We then talked about how he needed to live the word of wisdom before he was baptized. He immediately handed over his cigarettes and coffee!!!
Our stake put on a "Journey to Bethlehem." They had a live nativity. First the wise men talking to Herod, then we went to another room and there was the shepherds and the angels, then we went to another room were Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus were. It was very well put on! Then you walked into the gym and there were tents decorated like we were back in Christ’s time with activities and food and games! It was a blast! Kevin went to all three nights of it! He is so prepared!!! I also ran into Rachel, Heidi, and Penelope!!!! Had a lesson with James. He is so ready to be baptized, but he is on probation. It’s hopefully ending before Christmas. Please pray for him!!!
Zone Training! I love getting our Zone together! We have some AMAZING missionaries in our zone. I’m very grateful for Sister missionaries. They are amazing at what they do!
Last day of "Journey to Bethlehem." Kevin went to all 3 days!!! He’s amazing. We have been meeting with him every day! He shines with the light of Christ!!!
We had Stake Conference today. Kevin showed up in a suit, slakes, shirt and tie!!! He cut his hair, shaved and took his gauges out. He’s a walking miracle!!! He is a living example of how the Atonement can work in a person’s life! He has made a 180 degree turn around and is not looking back!!! I love him so much!!! Please continue to pray for him.
WOW!!!! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!