I guess the thing I really want to tell you about is something that actually happened last week, but forgot to tell you about! We had a conference with half the mission, and as part of that conference we made a goal as a mission to baptize 100 people before July's end. Which is three months. In order to do that, they've asked us to pray for it in EVERY prayer, and to make a personal sacrifice to do it. As I've thought and prayed about what I wanted to sacrifice, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to make two sacrifices. One that is more spiritual/emotional/mental in nature, and one that is temporal/physical in nature. Mainly because I feel like, for me, the physical will be an actual sacrifice, whereas I feel like the emotional will be more just like something I wanted to do anyway, and is just the catalyst that motivates me to do it. Anyway, I've decided that I am going to sacrifice complaining and chocolate. Should be good!
To that end, I would submit a request that y'all don't sent me any chocolate for the rest of my mission, as I can't eat it! Haha. And I'm really excited about cutting all complaining, as it really isn't a good thing anyway. Haha.
Other than that, there's not much to tell... the Smiths are doing great! Last week we set a baptismal date for all but Mary (the mom) for June 10th! Tonight we'll be following up, and see if Mary will also agree (she wanted to pray about it). However, we had to move the date to the 17th, because Brody won't be back from high adventure on the 10th until late at night. I'm so excited for them!!!
I love you so much! I hope you have a great week. ❤️
Sister Erika Marks ☀️
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