March 17, 2013

Hello All,
My week was great! Bryan and Tyler are progressing really well! They are ready to be baptized on the 30th of March. We just have to visit them and wait for that day to come. Everything is going well with them and I am excited for the day they are baptized!!
We were able to teach a lot of people this week, but none of them are progressing. The hardest part is to get these people to come to church. We are going to keep working with them and hope that things will change soon! 
Yesterday we drove 2.5 hours South of Townsville to attend a branch down in a small town called Bowen. There were 15 members at church and it is a very strong close branch. Most of the people there are Tongans, so there was a massive delicious feed afterwards. It was great because I have been missing Island food since I finished serving in Raceview Ward. 
A miracle happened today. We received a referral and it was from a member of our District Presidency and when he was visiting a Branch 1 hour west of Townsville he met a guy who is ready to receive the gospel and lives in our area of Townsville. We gave him a call and he wants us to come by later this week. It is pretty cool and it is great to know that we will be able to start teaching another person who is ready to receive the gospel. 
We all set a goal to tract for 14 hours this week. And we achieved it. We were able to find some good potentials, but we never know how solid they are until we follow up with them.
Everything is going well with me. That was all the exciting things that happened this week. I miss you all and I hope you have a great week!

Elder Kyler Powelson