Monday, May 28, 2012

Email from Sister Mc received on Monday, May 28, 2012

Hello Y'all-

   Things are going good.  The most difficult thing about the work right now is getting people to church. Somehow people just don't understand the importance of actually going to church. This goes for nonmembers and members alike (it is the reason why there are so many less-active people).  But, Sister Squarcia and I are doing all that we possibly can to get people to church and we know that our efforts will eventually be rewarded. One of our investigators, "T", has the hardest time coming to church and that is what is keeping him from being baptized. He is a very large Samoan, probably over 400 pounds, not to mention he has arthritis, a heel spur, and a fracture that healed wrong in his foot. So basically he cannot walk. In fact, he crawls around his own home.  I guess this is the reason that he doesn't come to church. Hopefully one day the spirit will soften his heart and he will come to church.
   Everything else is going pretty well. We had an interesting experience this week. There was a water line that broke in the Hale's home on Saturday. Because of the holiday weekend, they weren't going to be able to get it fixed until Tuesday. Luckily the water was working again by the night time, but we still had to go an entire day without water.  It made Sister Squarcia and I realize how much we depend on water because we were missing it a lot when we needed to go to the bathroom, brush our teeth, fill up our waterbottles, etc. We were about halfway through the day when I opened Elder BakBak's letter and read it. Come to find out, he is going to an island where the water is so limited that he is going to have to take "bucket showers" among other things. This made us immediately stop feeling so sorry for ourselves. It wasn't that hard of a day, but we were extremely happy when the water was working again so we could take a shower before church the next morning after a long, hot day of tracting. That was our interesting, humbling, reality experience of the week.
  The work keeps slowly moving along and hopefully soon we will actually have some progressing investigators. I know that this gospel can bless lives, it is just hard to make other people recognize those blessings. One day everyone will know that we are sharing the message of the true church and they will want to join immediately.  Hopefully everyone that is already a part of the church will not forsake any of those blessings by forgetting that this is the true church and not keeping the commandments. Do all that y'all can to stay on the path back to Heavenly Father.

  Missionary Work is great!! Thank you all for the letters these past few weeks. I really enjoy them all and love to receive mail.

Hope y'all have a great Memorial Day!!

-Love Sister Peck

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