Ah, hello my wonderful family. It was great to read your emails and it sounds like some good things are happening...and not so good things too. Poor Elder Snow...Just make sure if he has to have an operation that he doesn't take the same hallucinogen as dad ;) Anyways, I have super little time because we had a zone activity and then there were some problems with getting on the internet so this will be extremely mabilis (quick). But just so I don''t forget congratulations to all the newly called missionaries (whether or not they're still in our ward is another question). Good job to Layton's soccer team. Good luck to Emma!
Well I guess really I just need to say that the work is still going. It could be accelerating with the full coordination and cooperation of members, but we're doing what we can with what we have to work with. Bro. Acoba and his two kids passed their interview and are going to be baptized this Saturday the 31. And what added more to our joy, their cousin that has been listening to the lessons and coming to church with them wanted to be baptized too so we asked President and he said go ahead with it. She did better at answering the bapt. int. questions than Bro. Acoba's kids according to our District Leader. What do you know eh? Sorry I don't have time for pictures (it's too slow right now) but next week you'll get to see them in baptismal clothing :)
Bro. Acoba is one of a kind and I doubt I will ever find anyone like him out here. There are golden investigators and then there are GOLDEN investigators. He is the latter. This is a man who was searching for salvation and like James directs, like Joseph Smith did, he prayed to God that he would find it. He just so happened to meet the bishop here who was reading from the Liahona. Then the missionaries introduced the gospel to Bro. Acoba and his testimony and faith has been growing to tree status (reference in Alm. 32).
We have a lot of work to do still and we have high expectations this week. Time to work our butts off once again! :) Elder Valenton is great. He'll take good care of Batac once I leave (which I will be either this or next transfer).
Well that's about all I have time for this week. Lots of love to all back at home or abroad.