Good Afternoon Family and Friends,I'm grateful for the internet I have. I'll start with that little piece of gratitude. You all may be wondering how my first week as a full proselyting missionary was this week. I LOVED IT!!! It was the most satisfying thing I've done since I've gotten here. It was so great and I'm so excited for what the next five weeks hold. There is so much to be grateful for so let's start with the temporal things and move to spiritual.
The work here is so overwhelming. How can that be? Let's just say that yesterday we received 34 referrals at church. During the whole of the week, we tallied 59 referrals. That's a lot of people to teach. And almost all of them came to church yesterday. It's exciting yet intimidating. These are people that are expecting so much from you. And you need to just do your best to give them the blessing that they have been waiting for for months. The primary class has 42 children that haven't been baptized and she is pressuring me to teach them. Now, I'm not about to baptize a kid without the parents in the church or anything, especially if they are nine. I told the Branch President that and he understood. But I came to an agreement with them. I told them to give me a list of the primary kids and put next to their names if their parents are members or not. So now I can see which of the kids are part members. Some of the parents are less active so we have visited with them. If we visit a kid whose parents don't come to church, we use that to meet the parents and teach the parents. We have one mother who is now interested in the church and promised to come this week.