Monday, November 24, 2014

Renton-November 24, 2014

Dear family,
Have you heard about the church's Christmas campaign, "He is the gift?" In December's Ensign, Elder Nelson is going to include nine pass-along cards for a new Mormon message, "He is the gift." It will be advertised on YouTube and social media, with worldwide promotion. It is estimated that over 220 million people will view it. What an incredible opportunity! It should be taken advantage of. As missionaries, we have been asked to introduce it to members and encourage them to post it on Facebook and hand out the pass-along cards to their friends. I encourage you all to do the same.
I'm glad to hear that Sarah is starting to feel better. I wish her good luck! I'm glad that Jessica is excelling at work and Dad is finding new work. I'm glad Mom is having fun teaching her seventh graders. This week, we found five new investigators. They are all children of a large Samoan family. I'm excited to share the message of the restoration with them. They all have such strong faith in Christ. We found the oldest, Star, as we were knocking on the doors of former investigators. We had one lesson with them and they invited us to come back today.
"E" came to stake conference session on Saturday. It was neat. Elder Pino of the Seventy was there. He spoke in Spanish and had an interpreter. He opened up a discussion panel with new converts and had them tell how they came into contact with missionaries. Their responses were that they had LDS friends that showed them love and friendship.
Remember that you could be the first and only member of the church they meet.
I should be getting your package today or tomorrow at zone meeting. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.
Elder Herbert