Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Woody the Sis. Wood (Monday, April 12)

Family and Friends,

I just wanted to briefly mention the wonderful sound I hear every morning when I wake up....yes, that's right...we have a woodpecker that has found a nice place in a VERY near by tree that likes to grace us with his presence all the time! It's really not that bad.

It's been cold...and warm here in Jakobsberg. The birds are out and chirping, and Spring is in the air. We had a great week this week. It's been awesome.

The highlight of last week was definitely Lawal's baptism. We had everything planned well, and it all went very well. He made us a little nervous when he came late...but he was there, and he was baptized with proper authority into the Church of Jesus Christ. There was a wonderful spirit in the meeting and he bore his testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and it was great to be able to be a part of that. I'll attach a couple of pics. so you can all see who he is. Then yesterday he was confirmed as a member and it was awesome.

We had the members involved a lot in the baptism which was really good. Otherwise, our week was great. We have several new investigators who seem very positive and we pray that they will continue to have a desire to learn about the gospel. There are so many things that can happen between a 1st and a 2nd teach...sometimes it's really hard to tell if we will have the opportunity to teach some people again. We always hope that we will. :)

We will be having another Music Fireside here in 2 weeks. I love planning the programs and performing wonderful music. It has been a great way for the members to invite people and I hope we continue to see more and more people come and feel the Spirit in the church. We have Zone Conference tomorrow...already....and are looking forward to being uplifted by the messages there.

My letter is a little short this week, but I just want all of you to know that I have a strong testimony of the gospel. It blesses our lives. We are given so many blessings when we are faithful to the teachings of the Savior and the commandments we have been blessed with. I hope you all have a great week!

Sister Suzanne Wood