Monday, November 5, 2012

Letter from Elder Meyer: Incredible week… Baptized 3 people, Taught 37 lessons, 7 more baptisms planned for this month.

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3:36 minutes 
2012 Sep 08
Teaching, Youth Activity, Temple

Why no letter for 2 weeks

Sorry that I didn't email last week. The Assistant’s to the President were here and they wanted to do stuff all day. I was in that companionship so I went with them. So I never got a chance to email. I am very very very sorry. I will try not to let it happen again. This letter might be short because it has taken a long time to load the page, sorry.

Sounds like things are going well back home. I knew that you would love the iPhone5 and SIRI, it is pretty cool. The message you sent on it was correct. It works pretty well.

Question #1:  Did the 3 baptisms all happen?  
Question #2:  Where did you baptize?
Question #3:  Did you go in the water?

Answer: Yes, there is a baptismal font in the Colonia Chapel and that is where we performed the baptisms.

Question #4: Share a teaching experience
Answer:  See Below

Question #5: Share a time you felt the spirit this week.
Answer:  See Below

Question #6: Do you attend mutual?  [Note: Youth activities] Is it on a weeknight?  What do you do?

Answers: The Garrett’s run mutual activities down here in Colonia, so I do not go. It is normally on a Saturday night. They normally watch a movie or play games. 

Question #7: Did you think of anything else you would like for Christmas?

Answer: Just a basketball and maybe another pair of basketball shorts.

So how is the iPhone5. Pretty cool right?

I am glad that you are feeling a little better dude. 

To Everyone

Well, These past two weeks have been great.

First the Baptisms. There were 2 on Saturday. D*v*ne and A*g*st*ne. I baptized A*g*st*ne. It was amazing. I felt the spirit there so so much.

Then on Wednesday Ann** was baptized. She waited until Wednesday because her husband *dw*n was giving her a hard time about joining our church. She needed to be married before she could be baptized, so she didn't want to get married when they were kinda fighting. But she was married and baptized on Wednesday. It was great!

I am so happy right now. The way that the gospel has changed the lives of the people is amazing. It is great.

We have started to teach C*rm*n.
She is having a hard time with the fact that there is a prophet on the earth again. A*g*st*ne is the man, and tells her the way it is. He is like, there is a prophet and he was called of God. A*g*st*ne is so amazing. We were talking about the Plan of Salvation with her. And A*g*st*ne pretty much just taught the lesson. He is so awesome.

I feel privileged to have baptized him. He received the Aaronic Priesthood on Sunday. He is going to bless the sacrament next Sunday. He is going to be a great help and strength to the branch. It is great. When A*g*st*ne was teaching C*rm*n, the Spirit was so strong there. Just hearing A*g*st*ne’s testimony made me feel so so good. It was awesome. 

Last week was a great week also. We taught 37 lessons. It was awesome. The Standard of Excellence (how many lessons we are trying to teach in a week) is 20 lessons. We almost doubled it. It was a great week.

We have around 7 baptisms planned for this month. I think a lot of them will go through, too. You remember J*r*m when I was in Thol? Well, he moved down to our new area. He is on a baptismal date. I am excited for him.

R*nny is A*g*st*ne's friend. He is having a hard time with Word of Wisdom. He wants to be baptized, but doesn't want to give up beatlenut. He says that he just wants to make sure he is ready, but he is just holding on to those sins. A*g*st*ne (the Man) is helping him out the best he can. It is pretty cool.

Things are going great. The work is moving faster and faster. I am so happy about that. 

Elder Richardson is leaving the island. He has been here for 20 months. People are sad to see him go. 

Love you guys so much.

Elder Meyer. 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Elder Meyer,
    I am rewarded just reading of your new depth of happiness in the work. Heaven is really blessing you and your comp for all your efforts. I see that your Yap language must be progressing if you grasp what A*g*st*ne testified of with C*rm*n. With steady language growth even greater blessings will open for you.

    Weldon Papa