Monday, March 14, 2011

Letter of February 15, 2011

OK, so I have some amazing story's to tell you! This week or rather the past 24 hours I was in a serious state of panic. Our investigator who is set to be baptized on Friday this week had his interview last night. We asked the district leader from the Tallmadge to come interview him. It started out when they were an hour late to get to our area.

So we were an hour late to our interview. We were stressed out. When we got there they went straight into the interview. It was going on for about 30 mins before I went and peaked in to see how it was going. I could tell instantly that it wasn't well. They had to cut the interview off because our investigator had some skeletons in his closet that came up. We found out that we had to have him interview with President. We called President up and asked him what we should do. He was upset that we hadn't taken care of it sooner. He flipped things around in his schedule and came down this morning from Cleveland.

We got up this morning and called our investigator to see when we could pick him up to take him to his interview. We had the impression to call the ZL's to ask if we could take him in the car with us and there answer was no. So now it was 8 and he had to be at the church at 9 and it’s a half hour away. SOOO we stressed more. We had to call our ward mission leader to have him come pick all of us up and take us there. Brother Packer is one of the greatest men to help us out ever and he's a great ward mission leader.

Well we got to our investigators house to pick him up and he looked like he was going to pass out. He was nervous as all get out. We took him to the church. President called us and told us he was about 10 minutes away. We decided to take him into the baptismal font and show him around. It really helped calm his nerves out. When President got there he was pretty calm. President took over and excused us. We came back about 10 minutes later and to our relief they were both smiling! President said the key words "let’s get this man baptized". I was so excited! It was just an amazing day! The biggest lesson I've learned is that there truly is opposition in all things. Before the sunshine comes the hurricane. But man when that sun comes out it is the most beautiful thing in the world!

Its transfer week but don’t worry I’m not going anywhere. Elder Trammell is though. My new companion is an elder that came out with me. So this will be the second comp from my transfer. Pretty crazy!

It was so great to hear from every one! Mom I’m sorry to hear that you sick! I hope you get better soon and be safe while Tod's gone. Just like I was talking about with our investigator there is opposition in all things. There are such greater blessings from being in the gospel than being in the outside world. Dad, thank you for your study of that scripture. It was funny to hear the commentary. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. He is in a better place. Grandpa and Grandma Thanks for your email and the poem it was very lovely!

Well I’m going to go help pack some more.
I love you all so much and pray for you all the time
Love Elder Yukish

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