If you serve a mission faithfully and well, you will be a better husband, you will be a better father, you will be a better student, a better worker in your chosen vocation. Love is of the essence of this missionary work. Selflessness is of its very nature. Self-discipline is its requirement. Prayer opens its reservoir of power. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wow this week was going so great until mom made me feel dumb about miss spelling baPtism!! haha it was kind of funny though, but really it was good till this morning playing softball. There was a fly ball to me out in center field and i was sprinting to get it, and i stuck my hand out and the softball struck my wrist, the one i broke, and i dropped to the ground! it hurt really bad and now its just badly bruised. but we did win the game 15-14!! it was an intense game, missionaries verses a actual baseball team. Ill put up a photo we took at the end to.

But as i said this week was super amazing, especially in one lesson we were talking about the 3rd lesson, gospel of Jesus Christ, and i was testifying of babtism and the authority and that were the only church that has it, the spirit was so strong and me and my comp both instantly felt we should put dates with them, so i said, will you guys follow the example of Jesus Christ and be babtized in the true church with someone who has the authority of god?? and they said yes and how they want to preach like us also! that night was a super strong testimony builder for me, its times like those i remember why I'm here and get the biggest animo boost!

Our district meeting on Monday was also very good and i learned so much! i gave the spiritual thought and i shared some verses from Alma 5, its very strong but i love it. How we wont be able to lie to god at judgement day and how Alma asks if we are doing what we should be doing now and not later! then the capacitation by the district leader was about finding people through the members. Its something this country's members need to work on, they don't really like to give us references, but a stat my old president gave us was for every 80 or so contacts, there is 1 baPPPtism, better mom??. and for every 7 references there is 1 baptism. so references are really important. so ya it was super good.

It sounds like everything in Arizona is good except the heat. I'm sorry but not really because its hot here every day, all year, it does get cold at 3-7 in the morning. Wow the Suns are 7-1?? man that's super exciting, i cant wait to go to games again, being here in the DR i have grown to love baseball again since that horrible day i will never forget when i got hit then quit baseball haha. but dad don't get rid of the Diamondback tickets because if no one will use them i will use them all the time. that's good that no one has the flu in the family, stay safe. Josh good luck your in my prayers, i hope you feel better soon.

I cant believe Cameron Tryon is home already! that's super weird and Brandon is getting married?? Wow can you believe that you will be talking to me in 1.5 months?? and that means you only have one more phone call from me in May, which is my 21 birthday......um....ok never mind don't think about that its so close and i don't want to go home. I love the mission and it will be so weird being at home. Transfers are coming up in 2 weeks so we will see what happens with the whole Zone Leader thing, i actually hope i go up, so i can focus on the work these last 9 months. Well family i don't know what else to say, sounds like you are all good. be safe and i love you so much and have a wonderful Veterans Day!
I love you all. adios! Elder Westergard

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