Monday, August 17, 2015

Good Gumbo and Gospel Teaching

Another good week for the Elder in Louisiana - the food looks delicious!

We had another surprise yesterday - Elder Blackburn's Mom had a birthday and after Church realized she had a missed call from an unknown number.  When we listened to the voice-mail we were quickly greeted with "Happy Birthday" being sung by some members in Lake Charles who were feeding and visiting with the missionaries that evening.  We could hear a certain bass voice in the background.  What a great birthday treat!

Dear Family & Friends,

Thanks for the letters, keep them coming!

In regards to the work in our area, we have a small teaching pool, we have a couple of investigators that are really interested, one has a baptismal date for October.  She is a great person, all she needs to do is quit smoking and get some family plans figured out, but she really wants to be baptized. Ever since the missionaries contacted her (which I hear was an inspired contact), she has fallen in love with the gospel, and has a testimony that this was the truth she was seeking. She is so good to the gospel that she has already given us a referral! While she's not a member yet, she knows the importance of missionary work. And she comes to work a lot. 

Our other Progressing Investigator is her son. We have this weekly activity as a ward that every Tuesday night at 7, we play basketball with everyone. We get so many non-members and investigators that it's mission approved. Her son came to basketball for the first time 3 weeks ago, and quit smoking the next day! We've only taught him the restoration so far, but he is really open to the gospel, and has been observing how happy his mom is with the gospel. We have some other investigators, but those are the most promising. 

I do have a favor I want to ask! We have lots of study time, so there are some 'study materials' I would be grateful for if you could send some to me. If you could send/email me:
1. Ancestor stories
2. Pioneer stories
3. cool tie knots.

Elder Henry Blackburn

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