Hey hey hey from Lompoc!
The baptisms of Becca and Megan Jones this past Thursday and Saturday were soooo good! They are so solid, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for both of these two. Megan has a younger brother who is 12 that isn't baptized yet, so hopefully he will jump on board!
Travis Topete will be baptized by his father this Saturday so that is exciting. It's been really neat to see the change that can come over a whole family, just from one person making the decision to be baptized. We really think this family is back for good which is what we want. :)
Patrick and Nicole are so ready for their date on the 6th of May! It is seriously just a matter of time with them. They are also excited for their wedding on the 4th, which is also a blessing! They are so elect that they decided that they are going to handout Book of Mormon's to everyone as a party favor at the wedding! I mean, c'mon that is so cool!
As we are so blessed with work here in Lompoc, we are also striving to teach when we find, and find when we teach. We gotta keep this Escalator moving up, up, up! So we are doing just that.
We have a family of 3 named George, Sandra, and Anthony. They are so amazing, and show so much potential. This family is one of those you look at and say: "They would all make really good members of the church." Although that is true with all:) They have committed to be baptized, and hope to set them all with a date in late May:)
We also found a young woman who seems to be in her late 20's who has a couple of kids. She is so cool, and her name is Crisol. We have an appointment with her this Wednesday and plan to set her with a date! Along with Diana Fuentez, her daughters are now interested! One of them is 16, and the other is in her late 20's and has 3 kids with one more on the way! They all will be coming to Church this next week! Please pray for them all!
I have also been assigned to be a District Leader. I am so excited, and so ready for another round! Therefore transfers are here and my new comp is Elder Deason. No idea who he is, but he better be ready to Thrash the Nation, and Preach the Gospel!
My Thought for you all this week is given here in Verse 30 of 2nd Nephi 28. "Hearken" People! Because it is through this very principle, that we both learn what we need to from the Lord. And then we obtain the Faith to Act in whatever we receive. Be Patient in Progression. That is something I have learned so much about while here on my mission. But at the same time, never settle! We are commanded to progress, to become as he is. As it says here, "Lend an ear" and then go back for more!
30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have.
Love, Elder Judd
This is Patrick. Two years ago he was working in his yard with this sword of a Screwdriver in his hand and then got hit by a car. And the screwdriver then stabbed him, and totally went all the way through and out the other side.