June 4, 2012
It has been a great week. I must say i love the work so much. My passion for the work continues to increase, and my testimony continues to grow, I love this work!
Highlight would have to be our baptisms! Kaylee and Jeff were baptized Saturday. I'm grateful i was able to assist in the teaching process. President and Sister Clements were able to attend, and they were very impressed with the fellowship that Kaylee and Jeff had. It's always an honor to have your mission President attend a baptism. We were also able to teach the restoration at the half time show (changing period during baptism). There were some nonmembers at the baptism, so we had to deliver the spirit in a way for seeds to be planted. It's always a fun experience to teach in that setting. Kaylee and Jeff have a glow about them. Their Mom has been so pleased with the whole process, and she's happy that she's been activated into full activity.
We had leadership this last week in Bloomington. It's always intense and the spirit is always full there! I think it might be because the room is full of powerful missionaries who diligently move the work forward. We learned how to be more effective in our new accountability calls which district leaders implement. President Clements is so inspired-- he has changed my outlook on the mission. I try to model everything after him for I look up to him so much. We have Zone Conference tomorrow so we're all looking forward to that.
Monday we went to the Twins game! It was a really good experience, and I couldn't have asked for a better ball game--great seats! The weather was perfect, and it was a pretty entertaining game. It came down to the 9th inning and the Twins pulled off a rare win! It was strange wearing normal clothes in public. =)
Elder White and I are really working hard, and we're having a lot of success. Ann and her son are doing well and are still on track to be baptized June 16th. We talked to Ann after church last Sunday and she told us she had a question answered! She's been dealing with some things and in Relief society her question was answered by the teacher who shared the lesson. I have a strong testimony that questions of the soul are answered for our investigators.
We got a solid member referral from the Hall Family. They brought their friend to church this last Sunday and she is ready to receive the gospel. We'll be teaching her for the first time in the Hall home later tonight. Super excited!!
I was thinking about Amber and JT on Friday, and i wish them the best in life.
Sorry i have to make this short, we taught a lesson today and we're helping some less-actives move.
Love you all and have a great week!
Elder B Browning