Hello family! How is it going? Having a good time without me I see. That is cool you guys got to hang out with the fam. Tell them I said hi. Well, to answer some of your questions: We are teaching a hispanic guy. He is super cool. He has been taught for about a year and a half now. He has read a lot out of the book of mormon and has come to church a TON. The only thing holding him back from being baptized, is smoking. He is a smoker. A fumador in spanish. We have been trying to help him quit. We did a 15 step program, and he never caught on to that. We have been seeing him about everyday. We have been reading out of the book of mormon with him everyday now. He has the faith, and he wants to quit. But he hasnt shown forth the works. So we will be working on that with him.
Right now in oregon, it is nice, but smoky. There are a lot of fires going on around here. I guess devin is in oregon fighting them. And we get fed a lot. One of the members who fed us (he is less-active) took us to a lounge and bar. that was weird, but the food was good and he is a good guy. And our apartment is way better than the one in Quincy. I like it. BTW, we will get transfer calls in 2 weeks.
Thanks for that experience dad. That is kinda what is going on now. Last week we havent found anyone to teach. It was kinda rough to try and find people. But it was a test of faith! We are going to press forward even harder and find those who are prepared! We got to go to the temple this week. It was awesome. i love the temple so much! I invite you guys to go to the temple a lot each week! It is so important!
I love you guys! I am striving to be obedient and eliminate distractions. That is what me and Elder Womack are trying to do. We want the spirit at full-force!
We also had a zone conference this week about charity and member missionary work. A lot of missionaries have bad attitudes towards members who "dont help out in the work". So we got trained on how to have charity for the members, and to help them get on fire with the spirit of missionary work. Remember, Every member a missionary! No excuses!
I love you guys, take it easy, have a good day! The Church is true!
Love Elder Caskey