Thanks for the email! I'll try to update you a bit on some of the people here. Katherine got a calling as some kind of assistant in the Relief Society and has been to church most weeks in the past month and a half or so... Katelin still hasn't come! Gahh. She gets a lot of negative pressure from her Dad not to take the church seriously or attend church so that's a challenge.
We've visited Al and Candice a couple times in the last few weeks and Al is about the same. He is learning line upon line. God knows the time it will take for each of His children to accept and follow the Spirit, and I feel strongly Al will get there someday. We were never able to get back in contact with Deena or the Lanes :( Elder Elton will keep trying to visit them hopefully! We have had some really good contact with a new family, David and Michelle and their 12 year old daughter. They have been so friendly! We did the prayer approach with them and it was powerful! They invited us back for dinner and we ate with them last Friday and taught the first lesson. They are very faithful people and know how to recognize the Spirit. I wish I could keep teaching them! I've kind of gotten used to Elton’s talking but it's still weird - haha... it's just weird. I'll explain more later.
That's hilarious about your talk on Sunday!! LOL! I wish I could have been there for the joke and I'm sure the talk was really good too! ahahaha.
I have become pretty excited this week to be home and reunite with everyone. I've worked as hard as I can and do feel good about my service this past few weeks. I have loved my mission so much and will be sad to leave it, but the closer I get to coming home the more right it feels that it's time to move on with life. I am so grateful for all the support from everyone back home. Thank you all so much. I will carry a Book of Mormon with me and plan to deliver it to whoever feels right. I will see you all on Wednesday!!
Elder William J. Marks