Well family, this was an interesting week. We were going to have 2 baptisms this week, Brian and Lindsay. Long story short, we will not be having baptisms this week. We had an appointment with Brian and we went to visit him, and his aunt came out and told that he had moved to another part of the country with his family. And Lindsay is a 9 year old girl who is the daughter of a less active guy we are teaching. She goes to church almost every Sunday because she lives with her super active grandma, and she was going to be baptized this week, but her super catholic mom has now said that she doesn’t want her to get baptized. So maybe not this week.. but in the future! Kind of a disappointment to see people stop progressing, but it happens.
Elder Jenkins is still not doing so well. He had another doctors appointment last week, and they have determined that it isn’t a sprain, nor a break, but still don’t know what it is. He had an MRI on Saturday and we don’t have the official results yet, but the MRI tech said that it doesn’t look so good. It looks like he has some damage to his Achilles and to some other tendons and ligaments in his ankle. Looks like it could require surgery.
I read a talk from President Eyring that he gave in the Priesthood session in April of this year. He talked about always being prepared to be able to speak for the Lord, and that we can only achieve that through a pattern of dedicated personal prayer. We never know when the Lord will call on us to give a blessing or give advice to someone who truly needs it in that moment. We often will not have time to prepare, so the solution is to always be prepared. As I thought about my mission, well, we always have to be able to speak for Him, and so we always have to be prepared. I am grateful to be able to serve the Lord and to be worthy of the spirit so that I can be His mouthpiece and "bring about much righteousness."
This week is transfers. I don’t think I am going anywhere, but the Lord tends to have a funny sense of humor with these thing haha. We´ll see what happens.
Have a good week!Elder Matheson