Sunday, October 5, 2014

September 29 2014

Mom and Dad,
This week was alright. It was kind of a bummer because Elder Jepsen and I both got sick. So we had to stay in for about 2 and a half days. We both cold fevers, really bad stuffy noses, and coughs. But the work here is really progressing. It's so awesome to be able to use facebook for proseltying purposes. We've really seen people progress as we have met with them for 30 minutes or less every other day. The Kargs are doing great. They didn't make it to church this week :/. But, the records says that before we ever met with them, they would never return phone calls, or set up return appointments, and they do that with us. Sister Karg even said she thinks it is Brother Kargs "time". She said he has been more interested in the lessons and involved than he ever has. Which is awesome, she's been a less-active member for years and he hasn't been baptized yet, and to get her reactivated and Brother Karg baptized would be so sweet!! We also have seen great progress with Bill Sherling who I bet will be reactivated. We also picked up a new investigator named Shawnya this week. She is really cool. She is the girlfriend of our investigator David Philips. Both of them are so sweet. David doesn't believe in God, but since he sees what we are doing and knows the values that mormons has, he wants to "make his kids mormon"!! Haha it's so sweet. Shawyna does have a belief in God, but doesn't go to any church, so that family is really prepared to hear the gospel. Elder Jepsen and I keep seeing miracles every week. We also had zone conference this week, which was really awesome!! There were trainings on facebook and how we can use it more effectively, which I really enjoyed. President Wirthlin also trained us a lot on faith. How faith is the beginning of everything, and we need faith to baptize people!! Can't believe It's already conference time again. Conference is the best!!! We also went to Howe's caves today, which was bigger and better than secret caverns, so I will be sending pictures home!! Also got some good pictures of the fall. It's supposed to be in full swing in a few weeks. Love you all so much and I'll talk to you soon!!

Elder Richins

PS. For my birthday, some nice, bright colored paisley ties would be nice. Paisley ties are the best!!

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