Well, something I´m thankful for. Being a missionary. You know, with my time running out, I´ve become more focused. I was always like that with school projects, I guess that shouldn´t surprise me. I´ve dreamed about the missionary work throughout my mission but lately everything I dream is about the work. One night I dreamed about making baptismal dates. Last night I dreamed that Pres.Castillo sent me to the Santo Domingo East mission for my last transfer. I felt pretty weird about that.
I spent a lot of my mission focusing on obedience and now I am focusing a lot on faith. There is an old investigator whose entire family are members, and Hna.Bischoff and I both felt like we should ask him to be baptized on Christmas.He knows that the gospel is good and true, and his family has been blessed by it, and said he´ll be baptized someday. Well, "someday" just got here. He is afraid of committment. We are going completely on faith that his heart is going to be touched. His wife was glowing when we put that goal with him, absolutely over the moon. The Bishop of our ward is fantastic, he was a little shocked when we said we put a date with him, and was like, ¨He hasn´t been going to church!¨ But like I said, he´s fantastic and said he´s going to be supporting us in this and visiting with him.
Anyway, we are fasting for all the people with baptismal dates, and several menos activos.TEN menos activos came to church on Sunday! TEN!!! We were freaking out, it was a good morning :)
I think the Lord is placing me in a position to rely on Him with everything I have. You would think I would have learned that by now, but I´m a late bloomer. I feel like I am peeling off a lot of selfishness lately. I´ve been thinking about Grandpa O. and I feel bad wanting him to hang on until I come home. I don´t want him to suffer anymore. I´m letting him go. For now-- because this life flies by and we´ll be seeing him again soon anyway.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for messaging me, Ethan and Laney! Glad Dad´s bones are fusing! I love everything you write me, even if I don´t respond to everything. Say hi to Afton and Dallin for me! Don´t be too weird with him, but be sufficiently weird to let him know what he´s getting into.
Lots of love,