Yesterday was GOLD. James and Janessa were both confirmed and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. That was awesome. I also randomly saw some of my beloved friends from the Lexington ward who were randomly in Salem and they told me that Julie and Steve were baptized yesterday as well. Life is really good and the work is progressing. This kind of happiness is pretty much unbeatable.
We are working with several investigators. "Ashley" is the wife of a member in the ward and she has started opening up more to baptism. She is the sweetest thing and I am so privileged to know her. We are also working with an investigator named "Mike." He is 60-something and takes care of his 98-year-old mom. He shared his testimony with us about how he knew that he was supposed to answer the door when the sisters tracted into him, and that feeling of 'knowing' that he needs to continue is the same feeling that drives him to continue reading the Book of Mormon. We are so excited about his progress. The work is hastening. It is such a happy thing to be a part of!
Dear friends! Look up the October 2013 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. God sends us prophets to tell us what we need to do right now. The people in Noah's time needed Noah to warn them to repent right NOW because there was going to be a giant flood. What has our prophet asked us to do right now? Missionary work. I PROMISE happiness, and support from the Lord as you 'thrust in your sickle with your might.' It doesn't matter if you are afraid. The Lord will be with you and He has all power. I know it. Find this happiness. It is real. And it's in your grasp.
Lots of Love,