... I've been to Vail and Frisco probably 8-10 times in the past 7 months since I've been in this area. We only do baptismal interviews for our District Leaders, and then the DL's do interviews for the missionaries in their Districts. We were not able to see Andrea and her family last week but we set up an appointment for 1:00 today, hopefully it will hold.
Cinda didn't smoke at all last week!!! This is such a miracle because of how long she has struggled with it. She has so much faith and really has a desire to be baptized. We are seeing her tonight as well and will be teaching her about Tithing and the Law of Chastity.
Smokey passed his baptismal interview and is good to go for this Saturday! He is having a recent convert baptize him which is pretty cool. Smokey is 44 years old. Smokey has been his nickname since he was a baby because when he was born his eyes were kinda foggy and it just stuck! I don't remember his actual name...
There is a lot that could happen with transfers this time. You can usually guess what will happen but there are so many options of what they might do with our area with it being split or not and putting in Sisters or not... we just don't know. I really don't want to leave right now though. If I do get transfered and I go out west I won't be here for Kimberly going to the temple, or Cinda and RJ getting baptized, or Diedre getting baptized... so I'm really hoping to stay. I will go where I need to go.
Elder Bradley just got called as the new AP! ... so I'm safe - haha. By the time they call the next one I will only have 3 transfers left. Elder Bradley will make a great Assistant. He's a natural leader with a powerful testimony and ability to motivate and inspire the humble. I fully sustain him as my leader.
I got a letter off in the mail to Erika and Garrett today so it should be there in a couple days. I sure love you all. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. I hope and pray you are doing well and all are happy. Love you guys.
Elder W. Marks