Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Letter from January 16th

Hey family,
Well this week was a long one.. not really I slept for most of it. I had strep throat! It was so bad. But the work still got done some how. We taught just as many lessons as we would when i wasnt sick it was a miracle for sure!
This week we set two more people with a baptismal date. The first one is Liz Flores, she is a freind of a young man in the ward. He started bringing her to church around Thanksgiving but Elder Wenz and I thought that she was already a member!! Ha ha it was funny, but we set her to Jan 28th! Hopefully it will go through though cause she is 18 and still living at home and her mom and step dad aren't really happy that she wants to be baptized. They told her that she will have to move out if she is baptized. Its kind of a rough situation, but the Lord will help her through it for sure.
The second one we set with a date is Pierce, he is Mark's younger brother (14) who had been to church before! We asked him last night if he wanted to sit in on the lesson, he said sure and then we asked him some questions to get to know him. Turns out he has wanted to be baptized for a while but didn't really know how to go about it. Then he asked a question about the prophet. So we taught him that principle. He said all of that made sense, so we asked him right there if he would follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized by some one holding the priesthood authority of God. It was so intense! He accepted and now he is going to be baptized with his brother mark on Feb 4th!! Its going to be such a good day!!
We also taught this kid named Josh, he is 18 and still in high school. We taught him about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how following would be the best choice he ever will make. He said he could see how there would be blessings by following it. So we invited him to be baptized on Feb 25th. But he said he can't commit to something he really isn't sure of yet. So we focused on the Book of Mormon and how that is the way he would find out for sure that this is Heavenly Father's true church on the earth today. So we committed him to read and pray about the book. So I know he will want to be baptized cause that book is so true!!!
Life with Elder Wenz is great, he really is amazing. He is teaching me so much and we are teaching well together. We get along great he is for sure one of my best friends. I'm truly blessed to be his companion!
Well family, I love you all and miss you tons!! Hope everything is going great!!!!
Elder Garrett

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