Kia Ora Everyone!
I hope everyone had a really good New Years cant believe that it is now 2016! where did 2015 go!!!
I hope everyone has set some good goals for this New Year and i hope that you also haven't already broken the resolutions you made haha. Goal setting is so important M. Russell Ballard says the if we do not master the art of goal setting we can live our life to a ripe old age and find out that we lived under our potential! I would encourage everyone to study Goals in chapter 8 of Preach My Gospel!
Well we will get right in to it this was a really wonderful week and really crazy also! New Years was insane! the best experience of this week we were visiting with one of our Less active members who has three daughters that haven't been baptized yet, and me and elder noa had been teaching them and me and elder gutke still go over and visit, elder noa and i had them set for baptism for the 28th of November but because of some stuff with their family not being members and not believing in the church the mom wouldn't let them get baptized, but we went this week for a visit and the dad told us that he wants them to get baptized now and the mom gave permission and so they will be getting baptized on this coming Saturday! it was a really cool miracle and it was really awesome it made my whole week!!!
Another really really cool thing about this week was yesterday we had 13 investigators at church!!! 13! it was amazing we were so happy especially because so many of the people who came we have been trying to get to come for ages! and they finally came and they had a good time!! The Lord does bless us when we keep enduring and keep going. Just because the blessing doesn't come on our time doesn't mean it is not going to come. Remember to hold fast to the iron rod and "press forward with a steadfastness in Christ and a perfect brightness of hope" - 2 Nephi 31:20
We also had a really good lesson with a Part member family, we taught the dad who is not a member about the Restoration of the Gospel and the spirit was really strong, we then started really focusing on The Book of Mormon and because that is the "fruit" that Joseph Smith brought forth if you want to know he is a prophet read The Book of Mormon and pray and ask God if it is true, the spirit was really strong and we are really eager to have another lesson with him this week!
Now I know I know this is short again and I did promise a big email last week but these miracles are really all i think i need to share this week and remember "by small and simple means are great things brought to pass" - Alma 37:6
I love you all and I hope everyone has a really great week and that you all begin this new year of 2016 off strong, make good goals and plan how you will accomplish those goals and you will be able to have a wonderful year! Love you all!!!!