Another busy week in Cannock, England. This week has been a good one. We have been working hard to find new
people still. But the family of 14 is doing great. We have taught them
four times and hopefully they will be at Church on Sunday. We were
worried that they were going to drop us so we prayed as to what we
needed to do. And we had the thought to take a member of the Cannock Ward with us. So we invited
the Ward Mission Leader, Bro. Wilcox, and had an amazing lesson. I have found that
members make or break teaching appointments. They can invite the Spirit
in a way that Missionaries just can't. It was just great! We invited
them to be baptized and all the ones who are over 8 said yes. So fingers
crossed and lots of praying for them! They haven't made it to Church, BUT they said that this coming Sunday they will most likely make it because the husband (Graham) doesn't work. I don't know
how many are boys and girls but the ages range from 17 weeks old to 14 years that live at home
then they have an 18 year old and I don't know about the rest. Elder Bass and I haven't even met the whole
family yet. The little kids are in bed when we come.
I have been asked to introduce the new Stake Mission plan to
the Ward. They are reemphasizing a plan which has worked so well in the past that it has split Stakes in 2
years over here. So the goal is that they will split the Ward I am currently serving in 2 years
and create another Ward. But as I have been working on presenting it I
have been thinking about the scripture that talks about having a Pearl
of Great Price and selling everything to get it. It is like the Gospel,
we give everything to get it but nothing to share it.
It is crazy what can happen out in the Mission Field. The Cannock Ward is ready for new converts and the Lord can see that and is blessing the Ward with them. It is simply amazing!
I would like to thank all the people who sent me
Christmas cards and packages. I have been trying to write a thank you
note to you but no time. I got a Nike shoe box full of stuff too. Thanks
to who sent that as well.
May the Lord bless you all!