Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Second to Last E-mail

We got our email from Jared on Tuesday this week.  He had a Mission Leadership Conference on Monday, so P-Day was moved to Tuesday.  He started his email by saying:  "Well...  This is my 2nd to last email as a missionary.  That's pretty freaking weird.  Not quite sure how to handle that.  I'll probably just do what I've always done haha."

Jared said that he'd had a good week.  He did a lot of tracting and taught a bunch of lessons to potential investigators.  On Wednesday night they asked a recent convert to speak at a cottage meeting.  Jared is so impressed with how "solid" (Jared's words) he is and his desire to know and understand more about the gospel and his responsibilities in it.

Jared said he and his companion are beginning a program with the zone to help them get fired up for missionary work in the month of June. The missionaries in the zone are trying to be as exactly obedient as they can be for the whole week, then continuing through the month.  He said he knows the Lord will bless them for their efforts.

Jared also said that they had an investigator who said he'd read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it and knew it was true and wanted to be baptized.  He was really excited about that.

They also had a baptism Friday night and said it went perfectly. 

Jared said he ended the week with a ward Lu'au, which was wonderful.

I think Jared's done really well at staying focused on missionary work, and not on how many days he has left - but when he ended his letter with "T-minus 10..." I knew he really was keeping track.

We can hardly wait until a week from this Friday - he arrives at the Albany airport at 7:22pm on a Delta flight from Detroit.  I'm sure he'd love to see any of you at the airport if you're interested in coming.

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