Thank you everyone for your fasting and prayers! I really felt it today as I read from your emails and feel so grateful to have the power of your faith on my side. I will fill you in on as many details I can think of about the knee as of right now...
My brace has metal on the inside and it's small enough I wear it under my pants, my knee still has plenty of motion I just have to be super careful! I wasn't using crutches at all last week until church yesterday and I'm going to start using them more because my other knee was forming a pretty good bruise because of all the compensation.
I can really feel your support despite what happens and that means a lot to me. I would really like to finish this transfer (4 weeks) and then come home for the surgery. As of right now that's what feels right and I feel I can finish the next month safely. I have been resting and icing a lot, pretty much unless we have set appointments. I feel that once I come home, I would be home for good. I don't know why but I feel a pull to be home right now. I don't know if there's someone there who needs me or who I need or what but it feels right the more I pray and ponder about it.
...Because of the amount of faith and fasting extended on my behalf if it was God’s Will for me to be miraculously healed I know I would be healed.
It's not too painful unless I overextend it then it's excruciating... so I try not to do that haha.
God has blessed Elder Elton and I despite not being able to work as diligently as we would like. This area is kind of notorious for never getting media referrals (like 1 every 6 months) because it's so small nobody that requests anything ever lives in the area - haha... last week we got 2! We've contacted one of them for a woman named Deena (no idea how to spell) and her family. Apparently they used to meet with missionaries in Utah and moved here and lost contact. Her and her husband and 3 kids (1 is 15 years old and the other 2 are under 8years old). We have an appointment with them tonight! So we'll see, but we both feel really good about it!
I called and spoke with Kimberly the other day. She's doing alright, still struggling with a few things. She's got some tough challenges with her MS and anxiety. She's had a pretty tough life. She has not gone to the temple yet but is still working towards it. I think that would mean sooo much to her to receive a letter or call! She is a great lady.
I think that's great Janie got to come up! I forgot it was her and Grandma's birthday! She really does give super long hugs - haha.
Well, I'll keep you posted throughout the week. I picked up my MRI CD after I spoke with you and sent it the next day so they should hopefully have it by now. And I have the x-ray results. I really love you all. I wish I could do better at articulating sometimes but just know you all mean the world to me. Each of you are so special and have powerful spirits. Thank the family for me for their faith and sacrifice for me. God be with you!
Elder W. Marks