Boy howzit my family and friends!
Its good to hear how everyone is doing from back home and it sounds like you are all having a good time and gearing up for the Summer! I can't believe its already that time again, this means I am about to hit the year mark. I am loving it out here and time is flying by. I can't believe it has already been 11 months, it definitely doesn't seem like that. This mission is the greatest thing I have ever done in my entire life. I have learned and grown so much. I am so grateful to be out serving the Lord (and it helps to be in Paradise :) The weather out here is solid, its not really too hot and never too cold! You guys should check it out sometime.
So this coming month our mission is making a big push to reach vision 100, 100 convert baptisms for the month of May. This is our focus and it is a very stretching goal but I think we can do it. We have only hit that many in baptisms 4 times in the past 2 years. So on our part, we really have to get our area going. We have a couple investigators that are kinda at a stand still and we are going to work hard with them to get them out to church to prepare for baptism in this coming month. We have 2solid ones that love meeting with us, a 14 year old girl and then a 25 year old woman. They believe these things are true and I think once we get them to church they will hit the road running and be ready for baptism!
Also we had a couple major blessings this week while tracting, thanks to my wonderful Mother! So I got a package from her today and in it was a DVD of 20 mormon messages. Well one of them is Elder Holland's thoughts on Easter, where he talks about the Atonement of Christ. We recieved this on Wednesday and decided it would be a great tracting technique especially with Easter right around the corner. So the first day we got in 2 doors (keep in mind I have never gotten inside someones doors to teach them off tracting, not once!!) and shared the message and got return appointments with both of them! What a blessing. Mom, you are doing missionary work and you didn't even know it! But seriously, you guys should check out the mormon messages online. They are amazing and really bring the spirit. If you get a chance, go to youtube.com/mormonmessages and watch the new Joseph Smith movie (SOLID!) and the one called Joy Monahan (I posted the message in the next post. TG). Joy was in the Hawaii Kai ward where I served and she is a phenomenal person. Amazing surfer and she is such a humble woman, really good stuff!
All is well out here with us, we are doing work! Continue to pray for all the missionaries and continue to share the Gospel with all you friends, as you do so the Lord will bless us all and the kingdom will continue to grow and prepare for the 2nd coming.
Love you all!