Saturday, February 1, 2014

Heat wave 1-13-14

Dear family and friends,
                     It was an awesome week up here in Devils Lake! It was also a really super busy week up here! It was an awesome teaching week for me and Elder Anderson. We have had barely any time to go out tracting. We truly have been blessed by Heavenly Father with lessons this week. We got to meet with Michael. A really good thing that happened with that meeting was his girlfriend Samantha sat in on the lesson. It is the first time she actually sat in for months! So that was awesome progress! Hopefully we can get them both on board to being baptized. We will have to push Michael's baptismal date back unfortunately. We got to meet with Donnada this week! She is doing great but we will have to push her date back as well. One thing that I learned this week is that we are on a seven week transfer cycle for this transfer. So I will at least be here until February 3rd. We have been experiencing a very well needed heat wave up here. Yesterday it was 33 degrees outside and I could feel spring in the air. It was one of those days you just wear a light coat. Any day above 0 is a warm day. And it looks like this week we will still be in the heat wave. But pretty soon it will drop back down to the negative thirties. So I will enjoy this while it lasts!
                   This week we had a wonderful experience with teaching an investigator named Dina and her son Tanner. Something cool about Tanner is he has hearing loss and is completely deaf. So we got to do a lesson with Tanner and we showed him the restoration in American Sign Language. It was a really spiritual lesson and the spirit was indescribable. The coolest part of the lesson was when we could talk to Tanner with his mother translating. It was amazing because we had to speak really simple with him. It was amazing to watch the spirit speak through us to his mother, and from his mother to him. Dina translated the words with tears in her eyes, and you could tell the spirit was in the room. It was probably one of the coolest experiences on my mission so far. I can truly testify of the spirit. And the remarkable way that it can touch the hearts of men, and even change hard hearts to soft hearts. It is by the power of the Holy Ghost that we may know the truth of all things (Moroni 10:5). I hope you are all having a wonderful week I love you all! 

Love, Elder Barber 

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