February 18, 2013

Hello All!
This week hasn't been too overly exciting. We were able to teach a lot of potential investigators and hopefully they will become new investigators this week. We have heaps of other investigators and it is becoming really hard to get them to come to church and to progress. The last few weeks have been hard. We try so hard to get people to come to church. we had 7 of our investigators say that they were going to come to Church. Turns out that none of them came to church. We are working hard to find those that are really committed. They don't seem like they are too committed when they say that they will be at church and then they don't show up. Anyways. One thing went really well this week.
We dropped our baptismal date on Wednesday because we are no longer able to get into contact with Melissa and she is ignoring us now. I wish sometimes people would just tell us that they are not interested anymore.
But the good news is that we set a new date on Thursday! and it seems to be somewhat of a miracle. We went to visit one of our part member families named the Pipers to share a quick spiritual thought. He son who has not been baptized has never really showed much interest in being baptized, but when we talked about The gospel of Jesus Christ lesson, when we started talking about baptism he asked us if he could be baptized. It came as a surprise to us and we set him up to get baptized in 3 weeks. I am very excited for the baptism. He is almost 12, so he will be able to receive the priesthood soon. With that they whole family is going to start coming back to church. So that means we will have reactivated a less active family. Sister Piper was sick yesterday, so they weren't able to make it to church, but she said that they would be at church for sure next week. I am excited for it to happen, and to see that family back at church! 
That was the most exciting news I have. we taught a total of 14 lessons this week between investigators and less active members. We are hoping to make more of our investigators progressing. None of them seem too promising, but they may become promising. That is why we keep up with them and keep visiting them. I have faith that good things are going to be happening the next couple of weeks here in Townsville!
I miss you all and I hope you have a great week!

Elder Kyler Powelson