"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."
-- Alma 26:12

Monday, February 27, 2012

Week 6 of my 5th Transfer in Buffalo Ridge

Well, my family. Let's face it. I'm going to stay here forever. 

So this week was rough, I was sick, and Elder Anderson made me go in early and sleep in.  It sucked.  I feel much better now.  Those antibiotics sure helped.

We have been teaching K'neesha (pronounce Kineesha) the Olsens' new foster daughter.  We challenged her for baptism on Friday, and after some spiritual resolving of concerns she accepted for the 17th of March.  Saturday there were two baptisms, not ours, and we had 3 investigators at one, and 1 at the other.  During the second baptism K'neesha said she was changing the baptismal date we had set with her.  When she told us she changed the date, it was a little disheartening, but then she said she'd explain.  She said she had talked to her mom and sister and grandma.  All of them are LDS.  She talked with them about getting baptized, and they said it would be great.  She then decided to do it for sure, and she is changing the date so her mom can be here.  She is moving it to the 20th.  It's soon, and we have to get moving on the lessons and such, but it will be great.  It's amazing to see miracles happen.  We're hoping we can jump those hurdles and be able to get her ready and help her strengthen her testimony so she will be prepared for this covenant.

Rita couldn't come to church this week because family was in town for her husband's birthday. Her hsuband is not interested in the least, but he's very supportive of her. We are meeting with them twice this week, and we're even thinking of moving her baptismal date up to the 17th. 

We talked to 2 people that we had taught once a while back and they both are having us over this week, so that's been a miracle as well.  I'm looking forward to the progress that our investigators are making, and I love how much the atonement of Jesus Christ works in peoples' lives.  It's amazing.  There must needs be an infinite and eternal sacrifice.  We can't do this on our own.  If I've learned anything on my mission, it's that of ourselves, we can't do anything. Nothing. The Lord has his arms outstretched to use us as instruments, to comfort us and love us.  Let's take the step toward Him that will truly set us free. 

Sorry it's a short one, but I will have more next week hopefully. 

Love you guys,
Elder Logan Bryan

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