Friday, October 3, 2014

Priesthood Power!

September 15, 2014
Dear family,

This week was full of craziness. Sister Haynes and I have been running around like chickens with their heads cut off. One of our members has just been diagnosed with cancer (Lymphoma) and her family is trying to get packed to move back to Idaho this Thursday. The ward has helped a ton by bringing meals over and taking the kids to school and coming over to help pack. Sister Haynes and I have been cleaning the house and doing what we can to help with the move. I can't imagine trying to pack up your home and move your whole family while doing chemotherapy treatments....This woman is amazing. She and her family are a great support to us missionaries, and we are really going to miss them. They have taught us a lot about faith in the Lord and being positive in any circumstance!

Yesterday, one of our recent converts received the priesthood. His name is Andrew and he was baptized in May, but he never felt ready to hold the priesthood before now. He thought it was too big of a responsibility and he honestly didn't want to have to attend church more faithfully. We had been visiting him weekly and we set a goal for him to receive the priesthood last week. Unfortunately he showed up to church wearing basketball shorts, and the branch president told him he would have to wait until next Sunday and look more presentable. We were worried that Andrew would take this as a way out of getting the priesthood, but yesterday he showed up to church in a nice shirt and tie! He said, "I even meant to get a haircut, but I ran out of time." Sister Haynes and I were so happy to see his attitude about the priesthood change. We are excited for him keep progressing!

Random note: I have turned into a total wimp about the weather. It was 71 degrees the other day and I put on a jacket because I was freezing. That's just sick and wrong....

I love y'all! Don't be afraid to share the gospel with people! The world needs this message!


Hermana Angus