I like writing, it is sometimes a chore but I like to tell a good story so I am glad that you enjoy it Mom. Do you guys have missionary parents BBQs anymore? Or did you stop going once you left the 1200 club. :) Sounds like it was a good cabin trip and everybody's missionaries are doing well. I hear from a few people but it is far apart and pretty occasional. I am not sure if I mentioned this but I got an envelope full of letters form my primary class back home and it was so cool! It came a couple of weeks ago but I am not sure if I mentioned it, please pass on my thanks. I think Abby and Andrew will get married pretty fast - my prediction is in 6 months of Andrew returning, mark my words. Keeg still takes time for Kade that is good. I won't be getting married anytime soon so I will be able to spend a lot of time with Kade when I get back. I am looking forward to that. You should go to trek again Kaden wouldn't be able to go this year aye? You should wait and go when he goes.
This week was pretty good. (I think I say that every week.) We had some miracles, a couple of new investigators, and some help from our ward. Things have been going well. We have a investigator named Nate set for the 5th of March which is the weekend before Elder Peihopa goes home so hopefully it should all work out and it could be his last one.
I wanted to tell you about a good experience I had at the "Come and See" fireside just yesterday. The fireside itself was great but I was struggling a little bit with the zone. Looking around I realized that no one was with their companions so I was trying to round them up. Encouraging people a number of times to leave and get back to their areas. Eventually we were able to get everyone accounted for and on their way. I was getting a little frustrated until I found Elder Mulitalo (Samoa) and Elder Mahina (Tonga). Elder Mahina was going to be with the assistants for the night so I did a quick trade off and sent him with Elder Peihopa. I felt bad when I realized that I had interrupted a chapel tour in progress with one of their investigators. Her name is Nikita. Elder Mulitalo assured me that it was all good so we continued the chapel tour. It was a good tour, very briefly we were making a few jokes here and there and getting to know Nikita. She likes playing basketball so the gym sparked her interest. It was a pretty light teaching situation until we started teaching about the paintings in the hallways. We ended up at the painting of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. We were able to testify of the atonement and shared that thousands of other people died on the cross due to the Romans' practices but what happened in the garden is what makes the atonement possible - it's what makes Christ different. We then taught the doctrine behind the atonement. This was the best part of the lesson. The Spirit was so strong. I never really realized that other religions didn't have an understanding about the Garden - it is such a vital thing that we need. Nikita herself said that she had never heard of this before and she grew up Christian. She knows about Jesus Christ but until now she was missing the most important part.
I am so grateful for the gospel in my life what a great blessing it is.
PS. Sorry no pictures forgot my camera at the flat.