Week 45 – Merry November – Upcoming baptism!
This week has been fantastic. We saw so many blessings but the biggest one was with a "dry-member" [someone who functions in a ward as a member would, but hasn’t been baptized], named Marie. On Sunday before church as we were leaving we prayed to see a miracle. I left thinking that some youth we contacted would come and that would be the miracle, but no. As we got through the classes, we got to Sacrament Meeting, and the youth we contacted weren't there. I was little bummed, started looking for the little miracles, and began to find them. By the end of the meeting I was satisfied, but then our Bishop came up to me and said, "Elder Jonson, Maríe wants me to baptize her this next weekend, would that be possible?" After picking my jaw up off the floor, I said that we would be able to do it. ;) I am so happy she can join her husband and daughter in the church and in just over a year get sealed in the temple! Basically the mission is awesome!
This week we get to have stake conference and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is coming!!! This also means that he's going to visit with our mission and give us a special conference!!! I'm so excited!! That is all I have to report, and be sure to get your turkeys ready, we sure are!
Con Amor,Elder Jonson
[Here are Tikal’s answers to some of my questions this past week.] People say stuff like, "Oh New York!! When I say I'm from the US. I've resorted to telling people that Utah is near California or near Las Vegas. Everyone knows where those places are...The cold here is different. It's a humid cold so it chills you to the bone...but it is still 15 degrees outside. I don't know what that is in Farenheit....sorry. [59 degrees]
Christmas will be fun!! Between the 24th and the 25th, 5 different families in the Ward have invited us over so it's going to be a great Christmas!!
[This brings his mom great comfort to know he will be well taken care of for Christmas. We are so grateful to all of them!]