Hello family and friends,
It's been an interesting week with some of the new things we are trying to help the branch become stronger and to help build the area. We've been working with one inactive, Sister Calex, who is a nice older lady that just kind of fell away, but after a few visits, she is now coming to church and going to Relief Society activities.
Finding people and baptizing them is a great feeling, but it's an amazing feeling to see someone who once had a testimony come back to the church and find the straight and narrow path again. I'm hoping a few more will come back to the Lord in the coming weeks with all that we are doing to help bring back the inactives. Our branch president is also a huge help. He went through every inactive with us and gave us all their information so we can try to help them. I'll just say we've got our work cut out for us.
We were also led to go to a recent convert and now we have begun teaching her husband and her son and daughter. This family has been taught countless times by missionaries, but her husband and her children have always been reluctant to accept the gospel. This week however, they came to church for the first time. We are hoping they will accept the gospel and be able to be sealed as a family in the temple. So "work" is awesome! We are really being blessed.
Love, Elder Smith