Friday, May 9, 2014

April 15, 2014 Letter

Pictures of the Baptism with Tara.
Elder Jackson,
Elder Bejarano, and I.
Hi family,

Sounds like the weather is still pretty cold back home. We are starting to get some cooler weather here as well. I will probably have to buy a better jacket soon. Cammie that is pretty awesome that you got to teach in Zach's class! I bet Zach enjoyed that. Thomas' new eye looks pretty real. It is amazing what technology can do these days. 

Well I finally got to listen to General Conference. It was great! I got to see all of the sessions at there normal times. So it took up a lot of Saturday and Sunday. It was played at our chapel for both wards in Toowoomba. A lot of members probably just watch it at home on the Internet though. There wasn't a whole lot of people there for the Saturday sessions. Also we didn't tract at all last weekend. It was kind of nice. 

The best part of the week was that Tara's baptism went through! It was great! Tara came to the Saturday morning session of conference and then we held the baptism in between sessions. A good amount of the ward was there too so she got to meet some more people. Tara seemed very happy. It was great to see. I got to baptize her. When she came up out of the water she was just smiling and happy. The Spirit was strong. It was just an overall great experience. She did not get confirmed on Sunday because it was General Conference, but she will be confirmed this coming Sunday. 

Even though we had conference this weekend, we taught more lessons last week than we had in a long time! Things are really starting to pick up in the area. We are really trying to work with Candice. I really believe that she is ready for baptism. Robbie the lady you talked about sounds exactly like Candice. I will be praying that the same result comes from it. Unfortunately we haven't been able to catch Noel for a long time. But we are hoping to soon. We are also teaching a lady named Sheryl. She has a huge smoking addiction! So we are trying to help her get over that. She wants to, but obviously it is easier said than done. 

There was so many great messages from conference this weekend. It seemed like they talked quite a bit about discipleship though. The world and the church are getting farther and father apart. As Elder Holland said, we will all have times where we will have to "defend our testimony." We will probably at some time or another be persecuted, and may even get some mashed potatoes thrown at us, but we will be blessed and protected for it. I love the examples of the apostles in the Bible. They were often persecuted, but they rejoiced because they were counted worthy to be persecuted for Christ's sake. We should be the same way. He will strengthen us. I know that is true! I know the Gospel is true! I love you all and hope you have a great week!

Elder Low

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