Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I miss the "Utah" cold

HEllO!!! I hope everyone is doing great!!
Well the weather sure has changed here. It went from 75 and dark skies to 38 and sunny... tell me how that works out?? This wet cold and wind sure does make it seem much,much colder! I miss the Utah cold where when you put a coat on it keeps you warm haha.
The Coke Couch
This week we were busy as ever! We focused a lot of our time on teaching those people who had baptismal dates, but due to situations outside of our control they were unable to make those dates. President put out a really great idea. Something I had done in the past and it works really well. You set up a calendar with them for their baptismal date. We took it, translated into spanish and then put it in play. With the V family it worked really great they were excited and set their goals to make everything happen so they can be married on the 14th of February (just like you mom and dad) and then get baptized on the 16th that following Saturday. The biggest thing we are waiting on is paper work  to get here. That will be the only hold up!! They are still super excited and doing their part.
M had fasted twice, prayed and then asked her boss for Sundays off they said no. She was feeling slightly down and asked us if we thought she could be baptized still. We said of coarse!!! and the next day we set the calendar up with her.

Downtown Atlanta

She regained hope and is putting her faith into action by fasting 3 more times and praying daily for help with her boss and then she is going to invite her boss to her baptism and tell her she needs Sundays off to go to church!!
We have been getting really close and spending time with the G family. The Gospel is the way they live their lives. We have been doing a Noche de Hogar(family night)with them every week now and trying to focus on her  parents who are not members, trying to spark their interest again. They later invited us over for Posole (a mexican soup) after stake conference on Sunday. They are such a huge example of how the Gospel should be part of your life and not just a Sunday thing. Their life is the Gospel and they live it so well. They are far from perfect, but their whole desires are to do what right.

We are working with tons of people right now. Staying busy and basically trying to get everyone married so they can get baptized. Basically its part of the process for almost everyone I've baptized hahahaha. I love helping people obey the commandments of God and then get baptized its the best!
The Braves are #1-even before his mission
 Time is flying by and we have so much to to.
 We are moving apartments on Thursday which I'm not excited about. The one we live in now is really nice and its quiet and clean! On top of the move we have to still find time to teach all the people we teach and find time to find new people to teach hahaha. Never a sit down moment ever. Life is better that way I think. Except I'm not gonna lie a break would be nice sometime, but hey thats what the plane ride home will be right?
Have a great week!!!! Love you all.
Love Tanner