Monday, August 25, 2014

Letter 8/25/2014

My dearest family!

It was a very good week. We had a really good Zone Conference and we are super excited for our baptisms that are coming up on the 6th of September with B., L., and M. They are all doing well and we feel they are ready. A lot of our focus this week will be making sure they are ready for their interviews on Saturday. LIbagon has been a good area with a lot of Challenges that have helped us grow. But after 7 months of labor and miracles comes the fruit. President Maurer met with the Sogod District Pres. this past week and one item was about making Libagon a Branch and so we should see that happening soon. 

When I first met M., I never expected him to progress like he has. We visited him with Brother L. last night and even Bro. L. mentioned to us that he is surprised that Brother M. will be baptized but that he feels like he is ready. The big challenges with M. have been Law of Chastity and Word of Wisdom but he is repenting and it has been miraculous watching his conversion. Last night, because we had Bro. L. with us, we discussed with Him and his "live-in," Sister M. (she is a member...) about the possibility of marriage and so that's the direction it is headed. We are excited for them and we feel good about it. We are planning to teach about the temple later tonight in more detail so that the temple will be in their sights. 

We had our first Zone conference with the Maurer's this past friday. It was really good. I am excited about the direction that President Maurer is taking the mission. Serving a mission has such a significant effect. It's not only effecting us here and now with us and our investigators but also our children and our children's children. I am grateful to have parents that are both RM's. One goal of the brethren that was mentioned in the mission presidents seminar is Creating Successive Generations of Righteousness. So with that being said we then talked about Sacrifice and Consecration. Sacrifice is but a lesser law that leads to consecration. The Assistants gave a training about the Book of Mormon and how we as missionaries need to continue to pray to know and to Ask Heavenly Father in prayer specifically about the Book of Mormon. I know that it is true and each time I pray about it my testimony is reaffirmed. It truly is the word of God!

I would love to tell you more but I am out of time. I love you all and hope you all have a wonderful week. Don't pass up an opportunity to share the gospel. Keep the faith and may peace be the Journey.

Love Elder Lowe

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