Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Something Great is in Store

Hola mi familia,

 All is well here in Manhattan. First off, what do you want me to do about my camera?  Should I for sure go ahead and buy a new one?  If so, how much should I spend?  I might just break into that cash that I have saved up.  What do you think? 

 Anyways, it's good to hear that all is going well with you back home.  Unfortunately I can’t really say the same for us here in my area.  We haven't really been able to find any new investigators these past few weeks and it seems that every time we try and do some finding we really don't find much.  Then to top it off, most of our present investigators are dropping off the face of the earth, or just not keeping their appointments.  In spite of all this I feel that Heavenly Father is trying to teach me something, I'm just not all that sure what thing is yet.  I just wish it would be a little clearer sometimes.

 This week was pretty good in other ways though, Elders Hill and Bartlett are doing great together and they've brought a great spirit with them to the area.  It's been a lot of fun with them.  Yesterday we went and did some service at a local garden.  It reminded me of my days at Spruce it Up.  (Which, by the way I suggested to Sarah that she put in an application there.)  All we did was shovel mulch into buckets and then carry said buckets about 100 meters to the garden, dump the bucket and then another missionary would spread it while I went back to get some more.  I'll tell you what.. My back was KILLING me this morning when I got up.  I think I'm gonna need a massage and a chiropractor when I get home.  Also I might need a new retainer.  Mine is getting pretty old and has a couple holes in it as well as a few cracks.  But I still wear it as often as I remember.  (most nights.)

 We also had a great lesson with one of our investigators named Hector.  But he goes by Daddy Rane.  Don’t ask me why.  Anyways, we went over there with the plan of dropping him because he hasn't been progressing and ended up giving him a baptismal commitment.  Not a date.  (because he's got a long way to go), but a firm commitment to which he said he wanted to work towards, so we're excited to keep working with him.  Aside from that, Elder Head and I are convinced that the Lord is preparing us for something big because of our lack of success in finding new people to teach.  I can hardly wait.  Things are still going great regardless. 

Anyways, just let me know about the camera and stuff and I look forward to hearing back next week.

Love, Carson

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