This becomes an old song we keep singing about how fast the time flies by and how busy we can keep here. This week has been no different. With Evan helping two different families get their winters wood in and the 72 kits project we kept plenty busy. We also got to enjoy the spirit of zone meeting I love hearing of the success the missionaries are having simply by being obedient. The Vincennes Sisters told of how they went tracting one night and ran into a man that they talked to about the restored gospel and they gave him a Mormon.org card. They asked him to give them a call when they could stop back by. The next day he called them. He told them that he wanted to be baptized and asked them to come over. Then 5 minutes later one of their baptismal dates called them back that they had lost contact with. Sometimes it seems like doing the small things don’t matter but they all add up. Determination and diligence totally bring miracles. We hear these kinds of experiences at every meeting we attend.
The elders have found a family that looks really golden. They are a young couple with two kids and are really coming along. They know George, one of our members well and he is going with the Elders to teach. They are keeping all the commitments and reading the Book of Mormon. They also found a lady in the Cotton Mill apartments who says she is searching for something at this time in her life. We went with them for a lesson last week and it was really positive. In sacrament on Sunday we had 6 non-members and 3 less actives. Elder E spoke and had invited everyone he has been teaching and got some of them to come. We were all pleasantly surprised when Bill Z came because his family has all been members for 35 years but he just says his kids can do his work after he dies. He is 85 and supports his family completely and insisted that the temple be put on their headstone which they have already purchased but resists being baptized. Elder E is very persuasive and has a heart of gold. The work is moving forward in our area.
We got our first small snow storm last night. It would have been nothing at home but they had their first no school day and watching the news tonight show that many of the schools in the area are on delayed schedules for tomorrow. We just laugh because to us it is really nothing. However it is very cold and cuts right through our coats. The wind is whistling outside even now. Winter has definitely begun.
Elder and Sister Fullmer etc.