Here's an excerpt from my letter to President: "This week we saw some great things happen in Sangin! We visited that man who works at the Citizen Center a second time, shared our favorite BOM scriptures with him, and invited him to read the introduction before we visit this week! So he became a new investigator. I think he sees our visits mostly as friends, and while I do want to be his friend, I think we need to be a little more clear to him about our purpose. When I invited him to read the introduction (he likes English), he said, "If you command me to!" as a kind of joke. I took the time to explain how important this book is to me, that it isn't just nice words or something, but something that I really knew would bless and help his life. I am grateful the spirit prompted me to do that, because if our investigators don't understand why we invite them to act, they may think we are just pushy, or it isn't that important, etc., but when they understand why, they are far more likely to keep commitments. He accepted the commitment, and said we are welcome to visit again this week.
|Here we are with our ward mission leader in an elevator|
|Two awesome brothers in our ward, both super nice, good guys! And hilarious, as you can see!|
Sorry to you all, but I'd better go. I love you all so much and think the world of you. Remember how important and special you are! Every one of you. We met with a less active 22 year old kid yesterday, and just told him how much of God's love for him that we could feel. We get that as missionaries sometimes. It is a great blessing! Keep going forward!