Monday, July 7, 2014

Weekly Update

Hey Everybody,

Happy 4th of July week!

We got to enjoy all the festivities here in Round Valley on the 4th. It started off with a pretty awesome parade for a such a small town ( about 5000 in eagar and 2000 in springerville). This place has a lot of Mormon folk ( about 50% of the population is Mormon) so during the parade almost every other float there would be people that would see us missionaries sitting on the side watching and they would scream "hey missionaries" or "look its the missionaries". That was funny to see. We felt like "Super Stars".

Then we got to go to a BBQ that the scouts were putting on and there were a lot of members there so we just stayed there and talked to a lot of people. At night we got to go to a members house and watch fireworks. What was cool was that a family (the Llamas) that we are working with showed up to the fireworks too. So we were able to talk with them and introduce them to some more members.
Something cool that we got to go see on Saturday was cowboy poetry. There is a member her who's name is Chris Isaac and he is a world recognized cowboy poet. He was doing a show outside of his house and did a freaking awesome job! I love cowboy poetry because it just brings out all of your emotions. It can be funny then make ya tear up. There was a man (Bruce Proctor) not of our faith there that we are trying to start to work with. He built a house up here for his wife about a year ago and then his wife died ( really sad ). So we are trying to get his neighbors who are all Mormon to fellowship him and they are doing a fantastic job. We hope to be able to go in there and share with him the plan of salvation and let him know that he can be with his wife again.

Well hopefully things can start to pick up here. We got an email today saying that we may be getting Ipads for our mission in the fall. We would have to pay for them. I believe that they will be an amazing resource in hastening the work of salvation and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Well I hope y'all are doing well.

Would yall maybe mind praying for some of the people we are working with.
Investigators -

Austin Vigil (18 year old young man coming to church. Considering taking the lessons)
Nate Guiteriez ( Young man whose dad is completely against the church and was angry when asked if his son could take the lessons. Pray that he may soften his heart because Nate really wants to take the lessons and be baptized but his dad is a completely butt.)
Jesse Smith ( Young man who knows the church is true and has a testimony of Jesus Christ but is hesitant about taking the lessons.)
Jeff and Jennifer Cramer ( A catholic couple that said they would not consider switching to LDS but is reading from the book of mormon and doing all we ask of him. Pray for the spirit to touch him and his wife.)
Nancy Ward ( was challenged by her grandson ( who is on a mission) to take the lessons. Pray that she may feel the spirit and know of the truthfullness of what we teach.)
Robert Denault ( 9 year old child who gets bored when we teach him. Pray that we may find a way to interest him and help him come closer to jesus christ.)

Recent Convert -
Lea McNeil (89 year old women who loves church and is super glad she was baptized. Pray that the ward may find someone to befriend her and keep her company and that she may continue to learn and grow in the gospel)
Chris Isaac (Baptized 2 weeks ago. Mother was put in the ICU and he is down there taking care of her. Bless that she may heal and soften her heart towards the churhc. Pray that he may continue to feel the spirit as he reads, prays and goes to church. Pray that he may have a desire to go to the temple and do baptisms for the dead.

Thanks so much everyone.

Love Elder Kennedy

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