I hope you're all having a great day and that you've had a good week, as well. Just to warn you, I may be a little brief today. It was Labor Day yesterday, so we couldn't email. We also had a bunch of mission-related stuff we had to do which took quite a bit of our time today, but it's always so nice to email you all and get your emails! Congratulations to the cast of Tarzan at the best high school in the world. I'm sure you're all going to be awesome!
It's been a good week in the great Canada Calgary Mission! We had lots going on in just a few days. It's crazy to me how much can fit into a week! Just to give you a quick update on our investigators-
Audrey, who we started teaching a couple weeks ago, is now on date to be baptized on the 20th. She seems really committed, and I think she will be baptized, even if it's not on that day. (She goes back to the Philippines on the 27th, so it might be best for her to be baptized into her ward there.)
Josie, who is one of the other investigators we found last Sunday night, is also on date to be baptized! She's the girlfriend of the step-son of one of our less-actives (hope that makes sense) and they both seem to be making good progress. They recently had a baby, and I think he's had some health problems. Needless to say, it's been a big stress on them, and I really hope the gospel is helping them through this tough time.
Simon, who we also found that week, has been really open so far, and we hope he progresses. We're also looking forward to seeing Emanuel and Ann this week, who we haven't seen since our first lesson with them.
I just wanted to share a scripture that I came across recently that I really love. It's in Mosiah chapter 24, verse 15. "And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord." I love this scripture because it applies so well to all of us. We all have burdens laid upon us from time to time, and it's easy to bear them with complaining and impatience, and definitely without cheer. But, if we do bear them like Alma and his people did, we're blessed so much the more. In the next verse, the Lord says to them,"Be of good comfort, for on the morrow I will deliver you out of bondage." We all have that promise as we bear our burdens well.
I love you all so much! Have a great week. Be good! Have fun!