Dear Mom and Dad,
I love being here in Texas. Arlington is a great area and I have been able to learn and grow so much serving in this area. The area that Elder Russell and I cover is in the city but on the edge there is a lot of neighborhoods and a ton of people. I would compare the area of Arlington that we serve in kind of like the area where Uncle Mike lives in Spokane. There are always a bunch of cars on the road. Lets just say I am learning to be a very defensive driver and cautious too. We have certainly been getting some good storms here but none dangerous. This morning we woke up and it was nice and light outside and then in a matter of 10 minutes it was dark and raining. I will send a picture. Anyways it has been kind of stormy.
This week was a great week. We were able to meet a lot of our goals and teach many people. There were nine investigators at church on Sunday. The Rongey family was there along with two other couples. We will actually be teaching the Rongeys this evening in a members home. We will be teaching the Plan of Salvation. They are doing so great and are praying about being baptized on the 29th of June. We also set 3 baptismal dates last night with a mother and her two children. The work is going forth and it is so wonderful to see the change in these peoples lives.
I love hearing about the talks and spiritual things that are learned at church along with the insights that you get from your scripture study Dad. I love the analogy of the well and how we need to make sure that we are living close to Christ in our lives and even being more fully converted. It sounds like bro. Merkley's talk was wonderful and was a call to repentance. I know that I have continually become more and more converted every day. I also love hearing about these spiritual things helping me to connect with y'all.
I just want to end with an insight from my studies this week. I had a little time to study before church yesterday so I read in 3 Nephi chapter 11. I was only able to read the first few verses but as I read I put myself in the place of the people in the story and really asked myself, "do I believe that Christ appeared to the people in the Americas?" I thought about it and the spirit reconfirmed to me and impressed upon me that it really did happen. It helped me to focus on Christ throughout the day and allow me to find ways to help others know the truthfulness on the Book of Mormon too.
Thank you Mom and Dad for all you have done for me.
Happy Fathers Day Dad
Cloud cover this morning
this tree did not fall because of a storm the branch rotted and fell we were waiting for dinner when were heard it fall on the cars
Stake Presidents license plate