Also, something so great happened yesterday. There are a few very difficult things that are going on in our ward. We are very close to the family of the second counselor in our ward. He is basically our bishop right now because we don't have a bishop and because our first counselor's wife is pregnant is basically never around. He expressed to me in about my third week here that he has not fasted truly since his mission, almost 10 years ago. Since I heard this I began to uhhhh kindly force him strengthen himself to do it. Finally, this last fast Sunday he did it and gave a very strong testimony. Yesterday he expressed to me his gratefulness for the work we have been doing in this ward and to me specifically for the way that I worked with him in every chance that I had to get him to fast. For the things that have been going on in our ward, the fasts he has been able to do have
been a huge source of strength for him. He expressed to us that we have truly brought converts to Christ into our ward, 5 very strong people and lovers of the word of Christ. I teared up because I felt very humbled. I have felt very guided in my time here in this ward. I feel like I have been tried in so many different ways since I have come here and that because I have tried to stay as true to Him as possible, He has blessed us with people who really are converted to Him. These people, the missionaries, the members, the investigators, have been the biggest blessings in my life. I am constantly humbled and inspired by their desires to be more Christ like and to understand this gospel. They are even leaving to go out visiting people with us and are an extra special spirit in our lessons.
I am so grateful to be here. I am grateful to know the people that I know and to have had so many difficult but rewarding experiences. There is no other better work in this world that the work of helping people to come unto Christ.
I love you all so much, thank you for everything.