July 13, 2015
Dear one and all.
Not much different has been going on this past couple of weeks. We have had so much rain that we thought for a while that we should build an ark. The days it hasn’t rained have been so hot and humid that we wish it would.
We had to buy a car as our air conditioning went out of the old one and it was going to cost so much to fix it that we decided to look for something new. We found something that will meet our needs and has many fewer miles than the 298,000 miles that the other one has. We still plan on bringing the old car home as we won’t need the ac while driving home in October or for several months when we first get home.
We got a new Elder this past week on transfer day. It was another of those really long days as we first took our Elder Stewart to Jasper where he will serve in a trio for another 3 weeks until his one companion goes home and then two weeks later his other companion goes home and he will probably get a greenie to train. We got 16 new Elders this transfer and get 14 more next transfer so a good number of missionaries are training. We then went to Louisville to pick up Elder Jessen who is from Orem Utah and has been out for 6 months. He was awfully quiet for the first few days but is now opening up.
We have a sisters temple day planned for this week where 9 of the sisters from the branch are going. Some will be doing baptisms, some initiatory and then hopefully the time will work out that we can do a session. We have done a lot of family history and the excitement is high especially with our two newest converts. This will be the first time they have been to the temple and they are both doing family names.
We found a lady we have been trying to contact since we got here and had a very nice visit with her. She joined as a young lady but has since gone to the Catholic Church because her husband will go there and she wants some kind of church in her life. When she lived in a different town she said the missionaries were always at her house. We will be able to see her more now as she has lost her job and isn’t really looking very hard for another one. She showed us her father’s Book of Mormon and the very old pamphlets he had from when he joined the church many years ago.
As I was reading in Ether this morning it really struck me as to how much our world is sounding like what was going on during that time with all the contention that is happening. We each need to stand up and speak out for what is true and right. We have the fullness of the Gospel and know what joy it brings us and we need to share with everyone we meet. Never be afraid to bear testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. We both know it is true and are so thankful for that knowledge and the peace it brings.
We love you all
Elder and Sister Fullmer