|Public Service Announcement|
Dear Friends and Family,
As promised, I wanted to update briefly about our teaching pool and what has been going on around here with our investigators and recent converts. Elder Dowdle have been baptizing our solid investigators lately, which has been good, however we have been having difficulty finding new families. We have been starting from scratch and have focused our efforts on that. Since we've done that, we definitely have been seeing the Lord's hand as we have seen new referrals trickle in. Right now, we are teaching Reegan, one of David's sons. I don't know if I've told you about David, but he is one of the most powerful people I have ever met and he never ceases to amaze me. He is blind but still makes an effort to come to church every week. Visiting with him every week makes my day because he has such a positive outlook on life. Elder Dowdle and I are hoping that teaching David's children will motivate his wife to begin letting us teach her so we can progress their family all together. Reegan will be baptized Sunday. We are also teaching Julius Caesar, who is a college student who is the oldest in his family. He found Elder Dowdle a few weeks ago and asked us if we could come to his home and teach him and his family because he's been looking for a church for him and his family to join. We've been teaching him, and he has been accepting all of our commitments and contributes to all lessons on Sunday. He is awesome. So far his family hasn't been too interested, but hopefully it'll change in the future. Also, Isaiah, who has become one of my best friends here, went back to the village for a family emergency. I miss him a lot, and know I may not be able to see him any time soon, but I know he will help the church grow wherever he is.