Monday, September 13, 2010

A Very Good Week

Dear Family,
Elder Baumann and I are doing very well here in Ayr. We've been trying to really fill our days as much as possible and as a result we have been really blessed. Robert is doing fine. He has some fears of joining the church, especially with his family. However his sister is planning on coming to church with him this Sunday. Hopefully that will clear up a lot of misconceptions people have about our church. The pictures you got from Brother McLennan were of us actually making a cake for Robert that we brought to Bishop's home since he was coming there for dinner. Hopefully this generous offer will also touch his heart. and yes they tasted good. We also meeting with a man named Alec Hughes. He's really great and was really impressed when came to church yesterday. He said that if more people came to our church a lot of misconceptions would be cleared up. That was well said. The only thing that really is preventing him of being baptized is a lack of knowledge of our doctrines, but he really enjoys learning about them so hopefully if all goes well he can be baptized soon. Michelle asks about Patrick's wife and as of now, she isn't really interested. Patrick really wants for her to be baptized and sealed in the temple. He has come up with a plan to take her to the beach in a white swim suit and come along by her and say the baptismal prayer and dunk her underwater and then forge the baptismal form and bam she's baptized. Well that could work, but for now she's not that interested even though she really respects our church. We are also working with a 12 year old boy named Kyle. His mom is less active, but we're trying to get him fellowshippped by the young men especially Luke Noonan (Patrick's son) and Jack Dewey. Hopefully he can feel at home when he comes to church.
Alright, now it comes time in the show to share a funny miracle that happened yesterday. So after church we went by this investigator that we found named Nancy Adams. She recently lost her husband and is trying to come to terms with that so i shared my experience with Corey and she was really touched by that and the Plan of Salvation. So we go over there and she tells us pretty much the whole story of her husbands death and I told briefly how i found out about Corey's death. She was really touched by my perseverance. So we asked if we could come back later that night and talk more about the Plan of Salvation with her and she agreed. So we went to this dinner appointment with the Deweys and asked if Jack Dewey (a deacon) could come with us teaching to her. So we were on our way there and Elder Baumann gets pulled over by the police because as he was coming out of a junction, he was driving a little sporty and his tires squeaked. So they pulled him over and gave him a warning, thankfully. Then we went to her doorstep and she looked at Jack and exclaimed, "Jack!" and we were so surprised to how they knew each other. It turns out that they used to live across the street from each other. So we had a really nice visit with her and she was so happy to have all of us over there. So that's two miracles in the space of a few minutes. The Lord really does work in mysterious ways and hopefully she will comes to love the gospel and the answers it gives to find comfort in knowing where her husband is. The gospel is true and I have found comfort in it. I hope you all have a very good week and I hope that Dad gets better soon. I'm also glad to hear that so many of my friends are willing to go on missions. I love you all.

Elder Buxton

Elder Buxton, Elder Covey, Elder Crockett, and Elder Baumann

Learning how to out Scotland!

The finished product

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