27 February 2012
If postmarkings are to be trusted, letters and packages take about 3 or 4 days to get to me. I received both the Valentines day and the last package with the St Patricks day items.
This week looks like it will be a good one for us. Two of our investigators are making preparations to be married and to enter into the waters of baptism this upcoming Saturday. (more to follow)
The past week has been spent in a blur of trying to visit with former investigators, attempting to find out why they stopped investigating and to see if they would be interested in continuing their investigation; overhauling our Area Book (which is a record of investigators, members, and other information about our proselyting area) which was in need of some work; and a rather remarkable Stake conference.
This Stake Conference was a broadcast to our meetinghouse and included some choice speakers ... A General Officer of the Church, a member of the Seventy, a member of the Presiding Bishopric, and an Apostle of the Lord. Elder Richard G. Scott presided at this conference and spoke concerning the divine sanctity of Womanhood and how it applies to both the woman and the man who must uphold and protect her. He gave advice to all people of all ages of what they can do to protect this divine gift that our loving Heavenly Father has given to His daughters. It was a very spiritual experience and it was perfect because, after many weeks of not being able to make it to church, Sarah and Phillip (the investigators that are getting ready to be married) were there.
The Lord is mindful of each and every one of us. No matter what the concern, it's important to Him for the simple reason that it's important to us. He loves us with a perfect and impossibly simple love. He is our Father, we are His children.
May all of you find shelter from the trials and tribulations of this world in the hollow of the hand of He who gave all for us.
With much love,
-Elder John Y. Roberts