Wow!! Sounds like you have had a very crazy week this last week. I am glad people are interested in the house. I hope that it will sell quickly. None the less it’s good to see all is well. I feel like Midget is really the star of the show this week as I read the email. I feel like he is getting old. I wonder if he will go swimming in the pool or get eaten by an alligator or something like that.
This week for us was kind of busy but it was really rewarding. We of course had a baptism. The service was awesome and at the end she was in tears. I always know we did our job and the spirit did the rest when that happens. The last 2 baptisms we have had ended that way — tears of joy. It was awesome. Her extended family on her husbands side came down and so there were quite a few people there. The ward showed some awesome support and some other missionaries came and brought some investigators. A companionship of sisters brought one of their investigators to the baptism and then later that night they had a lesson and invited her to be baptized and she said yes! So we have a few more people in the line up for baptism. We had a lesson with an investigator yesterday that went amazingly well. We felt that we needed to move her date up a week. And low and behold that was the only week that her parents were available to be there so it is now on the 19th of next month!! I am so happy to see her finally enter into the waters of baptism. I have been working with her on and off for about the whole time I have been here. I met her family the first night I can into the area.
So we have received some sad news for the Multi-Trillionair. He says he is going to move to Portland in about 2 months. So we have no time to lose if we want help him get baptized. He has been reading the Book of Mormon and we invited him to be baptized but he was not ready. He has a few concerns that we will work through. He is open enough to change we hope. This week has been full of highs and lows to say the least. We did an interview for someone to get baptized this weekend. She is 17 and knew everything is true. She had an awesome story. But last minute her parents pulled the plug. She was devastated and also the missionaries. They decided that she is not ready and has to wait 6 more months until she can get baptized.
We have been working with a part member family where the husband is going through a lot of medical problems. They have been up in Seattle this last week and came back 2 days ago. He was diagnosed with a form of cancer that formed in his throat. They got rid of that but had a lot of complications. They went back and found out that he has a terminal form of cancer on his liver and has been given anywhere between 3 months- 13 months. They are really going through a hard time so we have been praying for them and working with them. The ward has done an amazing job stepping in and helping. They are helping with meals and what not. They are going to start a special treatment to put everything into remission. If the enzymes in the cancer match up they have a new way of fighting it. Let’s hope for the best.
Well, we have seen some awesome things this week. We are so blessed!
Elder Hansen WKM