Well I am happy to tell you that we have welcomed two more souls into the fold of god!! I actually confirmed Grace. I've never been so nervous in my life! Luckily it went ok! As far as our other investigators go.... I'm just gonna say this once: Delicate is a STUD! Nay, let me say it once more.... Delicate is A STUD! Yo man, we taught him the word of wisdom last night. And he was already keeping it... except for occasional coffee. But he was like "but if it's want god wants me to do, then i'll do it." And that was that. It was epic. then he told us the story about him and his wife about how when he married his wife he told her to forget about her church. and they went to his. but then he got sick of it cause they only talked about money! And so they kept searching for churches but none of them helped him grow closer to god. So one day his wife told him they should go to our church and that was a month ago. And now he says " I know it's true. It's what god wants me to do." IT was sweet! I was blown away! So that's my main source of pump up right now! I hope i'll be Gauteng(the province i'm in right now) A year or so from now so that i'll be able to attend when they go to the temple! It would be awesome!!
Aside from that Paul & Michelle are doing great. I can tell Michelle is very happy to back in church again. And Paul is growing his testimony bit by bit. It's great. He'll be ready by September for baptism!
As well we just got a referall for a lady in Edenvale who has been going to a geneology class with a friend and as well was given a book of mormon. so she called the office and one of the first things she said was " i strongly feel i need to join your church." So we're pretty exited for that Her name is Eve Vanjaardsveld. That is probably the most Afrikaans last name i have ever seen. But we'll see her on wednesday! it'll be great.
What else is there to tell you about.... Oh ya... I lift weights now. Everyday. I'm gonna try to be strong enough to wrestle and dominate dad when i get home. If i can't it's ok. But if i do... then Kev-bot better look out cause he is next! But i won't fight jeff cause i he's dominated me since youth and i know better.
Ok, those aren't my real aspirations. But i shall train as if they are!
Oh and as well... My guitar playing skill are improving Right now i am learning "Where Love Is" in the primary book. It's awesome! Oh and i can almost write songs again. But i don't have too much time to put into that so it's just whenever i have time on p-day and what not!
AND HOLY COW! congrats on having the first REAL high adventure in the history of Riverglen Ward. That sounded so crazy. But it was probably an awesome experience for everyone there!
Well to finish up i shall tell you of the message i've been stressing with most of our investigators lately it is about love. I've been stressing the love that our father in heaven has for them and for everyone. The Gospel in itself is all about love. Take the atonement for instance. After all it is the whole reason why we're even here and why the gospel even exists. Why did christ do that for us? Simply because he loves us. And why in the world would Heavenly Father Let his only begotten son go through all that??? Answer: the commonly used scripture john 3:16. Which Says: For god so LOVED the world..." That's what its all about that's why i've been working hard on truly coming to love the people we are teaching, loving them, loving the work, loving everything. And it's that which makes the work go along so joyfully!
(This is the second one that came shortly after the first!!!)
In the care package send me plenty of goodies. like jerky. and music and talks and stuff like that. :)
Oh and here's a little something else...
"Hello family via Mikey's email!!!!! We would like to make an announcement this morning.....I am sure that it will come as a great surprise to you all to know that the Cutler family is now what we are calling "FOURTH AND GOAL"! We couldn't be happier and I couldn't feel cruddier!!! :) The baby is scheduled to arrive February 17, 2010. We are only about 7 weeks away from finding out what color of baby we will be expecting. Please feel free to call us, but not before 7:30 am.....I do need my rest you know!!!
ALSO......we are asking you all to NOT tell anyone other than our immediate family members until the end of the week so that we can tell the Cutlers when they get home from their trip to VA. I know that is slightly inconvenient, but we would REALLY appreciate it!!!!! Have a lovely morning, Mom, I will talk to you in a few!"
YAY FOR BABIES YAY!!!!!