I hope that everyone had an amazing Christmas. I hope that you made it awesome by focusing on the first half of that word :P. This last week has actually been kind of slow, most of our appointments cancelled during the week because of Christmas craziness so I don't have much in the way of crazy stories. Also 2 out of the 7 days this week we got snowed in! yeah, so fun. But to get to the good news.
We had a really cool experience this Sunday. A previous investigator couple had there Dad come in from Maryland and they came to church because the dad got baptized on the 17th of October. Also a less active family was at church for the first time since I have been here! It was really cool to see both of them there and hopefully it wasn't just a once off thing. But I have hope, if not use then hopefully those in the future.
As there was not a lot of thing happening this week, I'm pretty much done for now. This week should have more things happening and if there is anything that I missed or something that someone wanted to know, just shoot me an email and I'll get it for next week. But there is one thing that I want to bring up because I just read it. The parable in the bible about the secret growth of the corn. For those that don't know it, it goes something like this.
“So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
“And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should … grow up, he knoweth not how.
“For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
“But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come” (Mark 4:26–29).
This parable gives me a lot of hope. And it give all of us hope for what we do in our lives. We should always be planting seeds and though we may not always see the fruit or the harvest of the seeds we plant, we did plant them.
LOVE Y'ALL BUNCHES,
Elder Garrett Darren Smith