Monday, February 24, 2014
Reques for a family fast for Zacks mission
so grandpa is not doing so well huh? that's not good i will keep praying for him. i hope that all is going to be well. sounds like a party! i want to go on the MASH set!!! i love MASH! so Amy and Bo are going on missions huh? crazy! and i'm praying for Lisa she will get it though! she is good enough for it. yes the work here is taking off! we have a baptism on Friday and one the Saturday after this one! i'm excited for it! i hope it all works out! we are still spending more time than ever in the hills trying to uplift the elders! i spent time there is pent 8 months there i dont know whats to be discouraged about... so we have been working very hard with them. we went up with the AP's and did an ALL DAY blitz to help em out so i hope we can get things going. sounds like Kate has a lot going on and she will be very successful im glad someone is good at school in the family even if its none of the sons. oh so random here is a message from president Lewis just so you know because we are behind in our goal to baptize 801 truly converted people during 2014 we held a Mission Leadership Council Fast on Thursday to petition the Lord to bless our Mission with more baptisms based upon our faith, obedience and hard work. At the end of that day sister training leaders, zone leaders, assistants and Sister Lewis and I held a conference call so we could end our fast with a prayer together. We also discussed and decided that we would like to invite all of us in the Mission to fast this coming Sunday, March 2nd to again plead with the Lord to bless our Mission with more baptisms based upon our faith, obedience and hard work. We read Helaman 3: 35 “Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.” As a Mission we desire to become stronger in our humility, firmer in our faith and to yield our hearts to our God. We desire to bring many souls unto Him. Our 2014 baptism goal was inspired. Now we must urgently do all in our power, including petitioning our Heavenly Father to bless us with sheaves upon our backs as we thrust in our sickles with our might all the day long as we labor with Him in His vineyard. Will you please join us in this fast? In addition we felt we should ask you to invite your families at home to join us in fasting on March 2nd, a regular Fast Sunday, in our petition to Heavenly Father. Will you please copy this Mission Fast section from this email and paste it into your weekly email to your family? Will you add a personal note asking your family to join us in this fast? The Mission Leadership Council also decided we would fast as zones each day Aaron is working in the mines? that's interesting! just reminds me of October sky be careful that's all i got to say! im glad we get a car when we are back that will be great! is the accent still there? well things are great and life is good! love you and miss you all muchly! your a great family! thanks for your support and prayers! i appriciate it a lot! love you!