Monday, July 2, 2012

Email received July 2, 2012:


Exciting news for the week: this past Saturday we had 2 baptisms of a married couple from Laos, Van and Khek. They were both confirmed yesterday in sacrament meeting.  Both the baptism and the confirmation were amazing and very filled with the spirit!  Van was so sweet when she came out of the water. She exclaimed in her broken English, "Oh, it's good. This is good!"  Khek was so happy after the baptismal service that he was walking around with his little son Anouxay on his feet, and Khek was singing, "I'm a new man" over and over.  Van and Khek were both so happy especially after some of the great promises they were blessed with in their confirmations. I am so grateful to have been a part of getting them baptized. It has been a long and hard road for Khek especially with all the Word of Wisdom addictions to overcome. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ and the spirit can change people and this is definitely manifest in the baptism of Van and Khek.  They are such sweet spirits and I pray that they will continue to grow and progress as a family in the gospel.

Things are going well in the Rowlett area. Members treat us great and are so willing to help out with the missionary work. Sister Pierce and I have many other investigators that we are teaching right now that should hopefully keep progressing toward baptism and becoming members of the church. One of our amazing investigators is Taylor. She was a referral from the Rockwall Elders because she showed up at the church there with a friend from her work. She wants to be baptized and even asked when we could baptize her the first time that we met her.  Taylor is super sweet and knows without a doubt that the church is true even though we have barely taught her.  She even went to her old Methodist church a couple of weeks ago and said goodbye to all of her friends there and told them that she is being baptized a Mormon. Taylor is very amazing and I hope that she continues to have  strong faith and keep moving steadfastly towards her baptism. It is such a miracle for a person like her to fall into our teaching pool.  I am so excited to keep teaching her and sharing more of the gospel! She is so excited to learn it all!

I love the members and the people of Texas. I love being a missionary thrugh all the difficult times because the end makes it worth it. It was worth it to see Van and Khek baptized and confirmed this last week. I love what I am doing. Being a missionary is such a blessing! I love y'all! Thanks for the letters especially from Kinzey Parks and my dad this last week.

Love -Sister Peck

100 Peninsula Dr.
Rowlett, TX 75089

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