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A collection of letters from our favorite missionary. This blog is compiled by his sister and is made up of pictures and images sent to the fam.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

October 25, 2009 E-mail

Well this week again was pretty disappointing. We're trying hard but things are not working well from the stand point of investigators. We have six or seven people who had baptismal dates and were completely ready and then just got cold feet and now we can't get them to even come to church. It is frustrating.

Things with the ward work is going well though. We have some of the most amazing recent converts I have ever met. We have been working with them preparing them to enter the temple, getting them callings, and giving them the priesthood. Sunday we did seven priesthood advancement and ordinations on recent converts and less actives. It was cool. Probably the best part of my week though was a temple preparation lesson we had with a recent convert. She wanted to go up and look around at the temple but when she went, she was too scared of the gaurds at the gate and wouldn't go in. So we had her meet us there and we took her on a tour and showed her around and tried to explain about everything. We went in and had an amazingly powerful lesson in the waiting room with her. It was great, the spirit was so strong. It just shows how powerful temples are, even just the waiting room. She is excited and ready to enter the temple. Unfortunately her husband is not yet a member so she can't be sealed yet. But we're gonna try to work on that.

We have been trying to find some new people to teach. We have some good ones, but it is too early to tell if they are gonna make it through to the end.

This saturday for the young mens activity, I am going to teach the young men how to play american football. Everyone is really excited and we have quiet a few investigators who want to come. So that should be good for us.

Well things are going well. I miss you all. Thanks so much for all you do. Hope everyone's week is awesome. Talk to you next week. Moce.

Loloma Levu,
Elda Lalaga


Ben + Brittany Trujillo said...

Great story about teaching the investigator in the temple waiting room! Keep it going Jake!

Elder Wall said...

Hey Ben & Brittany! FYI: I forwarded your comments on to Jake. I'm sure he'll be so excited to hear from you!