I hope that you all had a great week! Mine was definitely eventful!
Because of the recent crackdown on *Plagiarism, I will be citing the references used in my email today. (*a few weeks ago Elder Christensen wrote the email letter that Matthew sent to us. We called him on it when Elder Chirstensen's Dad posted Elder Christensen's letter on facebook and they were virtually the same. Busted!)
"...Here's the update with our gators. Peter is working 2 jobs right now and it SUPER busy. So he wants to get baptized, but he also wants to settle down into his new schedule and stuff because he just barely got both of these jobs. So he told us he wants to wait until March to continue the lessons. So that was a little disappointing but he'll get baptized, hopefully next month sometime!" (Christensen, 2017)
Peter is, like he said, "super busy" and it is difficult to contact him because he is always working. He has been taught everything and just needs to buckle down and get baptized!
Also we are teaching, "Sylvan [who] was set to be baptized this upcoming weekend, but we taught him the Word of Wisdom and he has a problem with drinking coffee. He agrees he needs to stop but it's super hard for him, so we're working with him on that. He'll definitely get baptized as well because he wants to SUPER BAD, but we're just helping him quit coffee. But as soon as he does, he can get baptized! (Christensen, 2017)
Correction to the above statement, this past Tuesday I went on exchange with Elder Hancock and he is a super cool guy, he also speaks no creole, so we went and taught Sylvan and I taught him about the Word off Wisdom and the Law of Chastity, solo. He accepted it well but as before said, has a problem with drinking coffee.
Also on that same exchange we taught "... Natacha and Chrislie, and they are doing awesome!! They picked their own baptismal date for March 4th, and they are progressing super well. They've been to church tons of times now. We just need to continue teaching them the lessons this and next week, and they'll be ready! Super cool family."
For Valentines day we didn't do anything special and I can't even remember what happened, BUT Friday was a special day, it was my "Six Months to Sexy" day so to celebrate I went to Texas Roadhouse with Elder Rackham, from the MTC (so he was celebrating too!) and we had a great time!
Then on Friday I went on Exchange with Elder Hassell and we biked all over the place.....
Then the super exciting stuff happened, I will let Elder Christensen Explain, "As well, Elder Hansen and I got in a car accident this week! Woohoo!!!! Hahaha, really though, we did. We got rear ended on the freeway! Apparently, there was a tire in the road, so about 4 cars in front of us people slammed on their brakes. So the 4 cars behind them, including us, slammed on the brakes and everything was all good - we were at a full stop. And then the mini van behind us didn't slam on their brakes and hit us pretty stinkin hard. Wrecked the back of our car, and the front of the lady's car as well. Everyone was ok though! Elder Hansen got a little whiplash and had a headache the rest of the day, but that was the extent of our injuries. So we called the police and they came and figured it all out and such. And yes mom, I was driving. So now the back of our car is super wrecked, and the mission doesn't have another car to trade with." (2017)
So that happened, the good news is that we are okay!
Then yesterday, Super Fun, we had a Zone wide exchange where everyone was with a different companion! So hopefully everyone enjoyed that!
My last thought, "But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God." (Moroni 7:13)
So it's pretty easy, if you what you are doing is drawing you closer to God, then what you are doing is Good!
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission