30 July 2012
Oh, this week has been tiring. Elder Huntzinger and Elder Newman were both invited to go to a special training meeting so Elder Hopkins and I got to work two areas. That was fun. Really not too much
Then on Saturday we got scared for a bit because nobody showed up for the branch activity until nearly 4 so we nearly closed up and went home. Lucky for the soldiers that did show up, we hadn't left just yet.
This past Sunday, the bishop gave us the first half of the combined Priesthood/Relief Society meeting to talk about missionary work. We talked to the ward about the church websites and other proselyting
tools that they could use to share the gospel. Then in Sacrament meeting our Ward Mission Leader was one of the speakers and he talked about the whys of missionary service.
We're still working hard here in Hopewell, trying to find more people to teach. Look for opportunities to share. Members and their work are the life-blood of missionary work. Also, do your home and visiting teaching. There are far too many less active members that might have stayed strong if they'd have had a friend.
I'm not in the boonies anymore so I don't have to worry about snakes and ticks as much as I have to watch for roaches ... disgusting little critters. As for the vegetables, I eat whatever the members put in
front of us. ;)
I hope all is going well for all of you. I love you all.
Stay safe, and keep hope burning.
-Elder John Y. Roberts