To say it has been a really really really good week that was full of spiritual experiences, and miracles out the wazzoo would be a HUGE understatement...:)
Long story short...We have 5 baptisms lined up in the next 4 weeks! Jordan Jones who is 19 has his this Saturday the 18th, the following Saturday will be Diana who is an elderly Hispanic lady who is just so cute. That is the 25th. Then the following Saturday after that, is Travis Topete who is 9 years old. He comes form a less active family who are now coming back into activity. (not over yet...:))
Then the following Friday the 7th, Patrick and Nicole will be getting married and then baptized that Saturday, the 8th! Patrick is Jordan's older brother! (still not over yet...:))
And in the month of April we have a mother and a daughter who have committed to be baptized! And we are planning on setting them with a date this week!! SOOOOOOOO COOL!
I don' know what the "New trends" back at home are...(don't care) But being a missionary is just cool! Like real cool! Seriously, like we walk into a store or restaurant and everyone just stares.
It's amazing. Like we are just cool! ( Even though we both know they weren't blatantly staring at us just because we are "cool") It's just fun:) And cool!
Momma, first of all I love love love love love love you!!! You are too good to me. Why are you? You're amazing. I was not expecting my package so soon and so perfect! I am so excited about the vitamins and can already notice a difference! THANK YOU!!!!
Hey by the way I live in a HUGE Air Force town and we are right next to the Vandonberg AFB. Guess I just can't get away from Grandpa...:) I see people all the time in their blue uniforms, and it makes me think of him often. I love it. There are a lot of people in my ward that are retired and currently serving!
Here is a great quote by a hall of fame NBA coach:
"In today's world, if you don't win the whole thing, whether it's football or basketball, or this and that, people have a tendency to paint you as a loser or act like you just robbed the cookie jar. Well that's baloney.
"It didn't happen for us, but is everything going to go your way in life? You think you're on the Earth and everything you want to happen to you is going to happen to you positively? The measure of who we are is how we react to something that doesn't go our way
"Because you were born to these parents or this area geographically, or this situation, you deserve more than somebody else? ... That's the most false notion one can imagine.
"But I think a lot of people forget that. They think that they're entitled to what they have... So we talk about those things all the time. You have no excuse not to work your best. You have no reason not to be thankful every day that you have the opportunity to come back from a defeat, because some people never even have the opportunity."
27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.
What a great scripture to go with this quote. I testify that every time we fail, or ‘ lose’, all it is, is a chance to grow.
Love, Elder Judd