Monday, November 9, 2009

veterans



Good morning

It snowed on thursday here in Syracuse, and today it's 70 degrees. it's been a roller coaster in trying to decide how warm to bundle up. We bought bus passes because it's going to start snowing, so we are going to have to learn how to work Syracuse in a completely different way... it will be interesting because the bus schedules here arent nearly as good as Albany's.

Well, Elder Dandridge and i have three investigators with baptismal dates right now for the end of November! A woman named Admiria, and then two sisters named Nikki, and Tiffany. The Lord has blessed us a lot lately by leading us to prepared people. the only problem is that these investigators arent seeing the importance of coming to church, they know that baptism is good... but in their minds baptism doesnt link to coming to church. If you could all include them in your prayers that would be great.

I spent a day in Cortland this week, it's about 40 minutes out of Syracuse... there's a new missionary that i exchanged with, and helped him with some struggles he was having. we had a good time. Yesterday we got a call to visit a man in the Veteran's Hospital, he's severely depressed, and he was becoming abusive to his family. He's a convert of 10 years, and he just wanted someone to talk to. He spoke about seeing men killed right in front of his face... i cant even imagine. I have met varieties of people... everyone has a story, and they're all different... the guys in that hospital experienced things that most of us wont experience in our lives. There's a sign on the front of the Veteran's hospital that says.."The Price of Freedom can be seen here".There are some veterans who were interested in learning more so we're going back tomorrow to teach them.

May we all look for Veterans to uplift this week. Maybe go and play board games with them at the nearest VA hospital... or put a flag up in the front yard.

Freely,

Elder Warr

p.s. in the picture with the fishing pole... we were learning how to become "fishers of men"

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