Here is part of spencers email, (my email to spencer)
We had a great week. Irene got interviewed by the bishop last sunday and got baptized this saturday She was so happy She is 78 so if any investigators ever tell you their too old thats grabage(spelled rite?)! so we had a crazy experience last night We did power hour with our bishop and found 4 investigators! 2 families living at the same house It was so cool, they have 3 kids each so their house was crazy We just met them and they invited us right in and gave us cake and hot chocolate I was a little worried but i’m not dead yet so, score! but anyway i have to keep this short We have to have a short P-day because we are allowed to play in the turkey bowl on thursday BEST THANKSGIVING EVER
So anyway as you can tell i’m stoked for thursday. We are going to play football with our zone and a bunch of members. but to go through this week. monday we had Football in the sand which was great. We then went to Blue Lake to eat Pizza and watch all the older members and irene play dominos. They have such a good time. its so fun to watch them laugh and smack talk eachother. It is one of the activities that helped irene feel welcome in the ward. Its so cool how much it helps to have a friend at church. I want you all to introduce yourself to someone at church you dont know today. DO IT. or i’ll have to drop you as investigators.
On tuesday we had brother Richard at irenes. We talked about how the baptism should go and got the program all set up. We then had dinner with a member of our ward and their firend sarah was there. She had been having a very tough day so we shared alma 7:11-13. We talked about the atonement and tried to make her laugh. It almost worked.
I cant remember which day it was, but one day it rained like mad! it has been raining most of the week. The rain pants i have work so well! i’m water proof. We have had fun contacting and tracting in the rain. Its supposed to rain 9 out of the next 10 days. Thanksgiving is the one not rain day.
But on wednesday we had a lot of members of the ward come out teaching with us. We had a few visits with brother Plaza in the morning. He helped us teach Brian and then we took him to a single older ladys home in the ward and we all talked about the plan of salvation. It was a fun lesson. That night we went on splits with the bishopric.
On thursday we ate at this nice restaraunt compliments of a super nice less active member of the ward. She gets in free to a lot of places somehow and she loves the missionaries. She just doesn’t like church too much. We had a good visit with her though and the food was excellent. But that night we had another food miracle! we called the family we have been trying to see named the “elders” that we tracted into forever ago. Elder smith called them and they said they were free right then. So we drove over and they gave us chicken, col slaw, and pumpkin pie. HAHA it was like 8pm so we were already stuffed from dinner. But we ate anyway then had a very powerful lesson on the plan of salvation. They had a lot of questions about why bad things happen to good people. They now want to visit church and we are talking about baptim with them. We are going to see them tonight actually. So at 830 provo time i’ll be at their house. So pray for us!
friday we had the most rain, i think. we did a lot of getting ready for the baptism. we spent a few hours trying to figure out how to open the valve for the font faucet. but we got it!
Saturday we got ready for the baptism, we did some contacting that morning and ran into a lady who believes in the egyptian gods. She has a book of the dead and everything! we read a bit but i haven’t seen any mummies runnin around… dang. oh well. We had the baptism and it went well, we were nervous that nobody would come around 6:59 there werent many there. but at 7:09 a ton of people all showed up at once so it was sweet.
Sunday we had the confirmation, it was sweet. now i’m emailing. Sorry i’m tired of typing.
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