Sunday, June 8, 2014

[4/21/2014] Week 59: Jessica and Zack!

Mud football!
My! What a week! And so quick and snappy, too!

Our zone did quite well this week. As a whole, the missionaries in Ferndale found 17 new investigators, meaning that the zone reached standards in that key indicator. Elder McRae, who has a knack for conducting highly effective district meetings, has focused a ton on finding and contacting with the Restoration pamphlet, and so his efforts seem to have had some positive impact on the work. His district has found 22 new investigators in the past two weeks.

Well, Darien, our 12 year-old investigator, obtained permission from his grandmother to be baptized this past weekend, and then she was Life Flight-ed to the hospital in Spokane for what turned out to be a tear in her stomach. She is recovering, but insists on being present at her grandson's baptism (and rightly so), so we have postponed his baptism until she is back in Blaine. We may end up holding the baptism as soon as she returns - even if it occurs on Thursday night and is attended primarily by family - so that she can be sure to witness it before her health recedes.

Jessica and Zack made the decision to be married and baptized on May 2nd and 10th, respectively. We're super stoked because, initially, their wedding was scheduled for December. Of 2015. Miracles! Anyhow, they're really doing wonderfully and are consistently excited to meet with us and learn more about the gospel. They keep their commitments and were both able to find time away from work to attend church yesterday. However, we learned that, again, Jessica's family has come down hard on her with anti-Mormon propaganda, so our appointment tonight might get a little dicey. Good thing we carry the Spirit!

This week, each missionary in the zone had the opportunity to sit and interview with President Bonham. Let me tell you, I am so blessed to be serving here and now with President Bonham. I just know he is the right man for the job!

That's crazy to hear about the Honda. I'm really happy to hear that everyone is all right.

Also, I can't believe that Walker is that big now.

P.S. Last Monday, we played football in the mud flats of Onion Bay just south of the Lummi Indian reservation. It was the craziest, most awesome thing I've ever done on a p-day. Pictures will hopefully come soon.

I love y'all!

Elder Martin

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