Kyle with his buddies!

Kyle with his buddies!
I made these cookies for family home evening with this family! They were a big hit

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 17, 2013

I have tons to tell you...
     This past week was a great one!  So we had lunch for the first time with this less active family that was baptized about 2 years ago.  The wife stayed firm but the husband fell away so that has taken it's toll.  But we went to lunch and it was great and we left a good message and everyone was happy and progress was made!  After lunch we ran to this government building to be witnesses to  Sindni and Mere's wedding!!!!!  It was so cool!  They bought their wedding rings and on the inside they put their names and engraved CTR.  I had told them about how you used to wear my CTR ring on your wedding finger until dad got you a new ring and they liked it so much they had it put on their wedding rings!  I think I am going to do that with my wedding ring as well!  
     And this past Sunday we baptized a brother and sister we have been teaching!!!  
   Also we had an awesome family night with a bunch of our investigators about unity in marriage and eternal marriages so that was pretty cool and exactly what our investigators needed.  It's funny that I teach people all about marriage and parenting and I'm not even a parent of husband yet!   Mere was telling me that she's been having problems with her daughter getting into trouble at school and she was asking what my opinion was on parenting.  So I told her some of the stuff you used to do with us but I felt a little lost because I've never had a kid! It's kinda crazy the stuff you do on your mission.  
     We played a game after the family home evening lesson where you write down something that you want someone else to do and you put in in a bag.  Then once everyone had written their thing down you tell them how the game goes...the name of the game is "the maker becomes the doer"  So what you wrote for someone else to do you have to actually do, which was good because people had written down that they wanted ELDER KRAUSE to do a lot of things!!! hahaha  But it ended up that both people had to do it so I ended up "demonstrating" how to juggle, hip hop dance, samba, ballet dance, act like a cat and act like a monkey.  But it was funny because I saw my investigators do it was well which was pretty fun and everyone had a great time and wanted to have family home evening more often!!!  
   Well transfers are this next week so it should be interesting.  I really, really want to stay in this area because I LOVE the people here and we have so many people that we have been teaching and preparing for baptism and will be baptized during this next transfer.  But we will see where the Lord needs me.  Where he sends me I will go, I just hope he has plans for me here! :)

 This is the brother and sister we baptized!
 This is the couple we have been teaching forever and that I was the witness for their wedding.  It's crazy trying to help people get married here.  They have to go to their birth city and get new birth certificates.  So I have been having the missionaries in those cities get the papers and send them to me so that we can start the process here.  Then 30 days after they get married they can get baptized!  It's such a long process and soooo much paperwork and it costs quite a bit of money!  But it's all worth it in the end!
Remember a long time ago I told you about when we baptized someone in the Branch President's pool on a Sunday night.  This was her!

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