Email #86 – New Plymouth, ID
Sorry I didn't get an email off to you yesterday. Everywhere to email was closed due to Memorial Day. I'm assuming you all were busy with that as well as I didn't hear from you. It's all good I understand.
So, this past week. Elder Melchior and I were finally able to make contact with a former investigator family who lives about 20 to 30 minutes out in the country, the Burbanks. They have been seeing missionaries for years, but because of how far away they live it has been hard to keep meeting with them. Their work schedules are pretty busy at times. Anyway, we finally met the family. The Mom, one daughter and the two boys are baptized but inactive, the oldest daughter and the Dad are not baptized. Needless to say we were welcomed into their home right away. The kids were excited to have us there and the Dad simply loves missionaries. Conrad,(br. burbank) has some challenges to overcome. His wife has told us that he does have a testimony of the church and did say that he wanted to be baptized at one point. That point just isn't right now. We met with them again this last Monday and cooked hot dogs over a fire and talked about Memorial Day stuff. The kids also gave Elder Melchior and I nick names. They've done that for all the missionaries they have known. Elder Melchior is Chewy because he likes star wars, and I am Jj (Jeff jr. after the comedian Jeff Dunham.) lol, we have a lot of fun over there. Hopefully we will be able to help the Dad and his daughter progress in the gospel.
We met with Dave again and watched "Joseph Smith Prophet of the Restoration" with him. Afterwards we bore our testimonies on how we know that Joseph Smith did see God and Jesus and that he was called to be a prophet and how through him we have the fullness of the gospel restored to the earth. The spirit was felt and Dave said he would continue to come to church! Now we just need to get him reading the Book of Mormon.
Now how are all of you? Hows the ranch doing? I hope you all are doing good, I look forward to hearing from you soon! You are in my heart and prayers. Stay cool!