Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekly Update August 19, 2013

This is a photograph of Ross with Elder Lao--one of the missionaries he shares a flat with. He must be scheduled to leave soon, because Ross indicated that he is going to miss him very much.

I apologize for the late email. Today for P-Day my zone went to the Alma Park Zoo and then got lunch together. It was a lot of fun! I was able to pet a Koala, and feed some kangaroos.

Another week has gone by. We are now entering into the last week of our transfer. Elder Tobe and I have been doing really well, and are starting to see some good things happening. First of all, we set a baptismal date with our investigator, Sebastian. We starting meeting with Sebastian last Sunday during church. He was looking for a church to attend, and decided to come along to his best friend's church. The sister missionaries in the North Pine ward had already taught him once, and told us to teach him at church if we got the chance. We taught him about the Book of Mormon, and asked him to pray about it. We met Sebastian again on Saturday at his friend's house, and asked him how the reading was going. He was already up to 1 Nephi 18. We taught him about baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, and we asked if he would like to be baptized. He said he really would, and we committed him to be baptized on 7 September. He is really excited, and so are we!

We had our first "Cottage evening" on Sunday night (bishop has asked that we don't refer to them as Family Home Evening). It was a blast! We had a really good turn-out. We had a couple of less-active families in attendance, as well as one of the Redcliffe missionaries' investigators. It was fun to be able to participate in that activity again. I really have missed the one we had every Sunday night in Mount Isa. I feel like it is a very strong missionary tool for us to use.

I am grateful for all of your love and support. I hope all is well with you back home.

With love,
Elder Rosier

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