Sunday, November 16, 2014

Renton-November 12, 2014

Dear family,
I hope all is well. I'm glad that you have been praying for "E". We have been struggling to help her see the importance of putting God first in our lives. It seems like she puts her work above everything else and has just enough time to squeeze God into her schedule. She is still on date for baptism on December 6. Elder Tibbitts and I have been working really hard to find new investigators. Recently, we went to our new area in Rainier Beach to visit former investigators. We met an elderly Samoan man that was really happy to see us. He had taken missionary lessons before, but got really busy and hasn't had lessons for over a year. We have an appointment with him later this week. Then while we were at his duplex, we stopped a young lady walking by, and she told us her aunts were Mormon and she's been to church with them before. We set up a lesson with her later tonight. One of the contacts we made at the bus transit last week set up a lesson with us on Friday and she is inviting a friend to come with her! I know that the Lord is preparing people to receive us, and I'm grateful to be a part of this great work. No matter what happens, the work will go forth.
Lately, we've had one of the librarians here ask us about We told her our chapel is a family history library and we have genealogy specialists. Then we gave her our number and the chapel address, which is just around the corner from here.  I've been thinking about putting a bulletin on the community events board to get a feel for how many people would be interested. They said we'd have to bring in a flyer, it has to be non-profit, and the library committee has to approve it. I'm not sure if anybody has used the family history library, but I hope that if so, they will be touched by the spirit of Elijah.
On a side note, could you send me the recipes for soft pretzels and tasty kakes? I would also like a USB cable because I could only see an auxiliary cable with the camera. Also, most places don't carry 1 GB memory cards anymore, and I would like to have more room for pictures. Thank you very much.
Elder Herbert