Dear Friends and Family,
This has been such a special week for us! SHANE GOT BAPTIZED!! I’ll never be able to forget his baptism and the huge smile he had glued on his face. He was more than ready to follow Jesus Christ and to receive the Holy Ghost. He is even preparing to receive the Priesthood, that power and authority to act in God’s name! It warms my heart to see how much Shane has grown and changed, most of all, to see how happy he is. 🙂 We sure love him!
This week has been flying by! All my weeks are flying by!! This week we got to meet this tall farmer guy named Willie that came to church with Yoshie. We went out to his farm one of the days and he showed us his rock collection and hanging chicken foots.. I don’t know how to feel or what to say about him hahaha. We also got a few other new investigators that we hope and pray will be promising.
Chris is still golden, we have taught him almost all the lessons, he wants to be baptized soon but he’s still deciding on a day haha. We seriously love teaching him! This last lesson he told us he has completely given up coffee and is willing to do whatever God wants him to do. 🙂 We’re so excited and proud of him! We really hope he goes on a mission someday!!
The branch is still a branch family, we love everyone here. ❤ Sister Oldroyd and I are doing well and finding humor in all the situations we’re faced with. Life is unpredictable! 🙂 We’re excited for Valentines Day and are planning to spend a part of it at the rest home with all the sweet old folk. I love that there’s a day where everyone can be lovey-dovey. This year I’m going to tell my Heavenly Father all the reasons why I love Him! The biggest reason being in 1 John 4:19…
>>>>—————–“We love him, because he first loved us.”——————>
I pray y’all have a Happy Valentines Day and make sure to tell those you love how thankful you are for them, especially Heavenly Father!
SISTER JESSICA LONG