Love, Elder Barber
I have been very humbled this past week. They always say the nine month mark is the hardest month mark to hit in the mission. Mainly because it feels like your mission is going to last for eternity, and the homesickness increases! How true all of that is! But I heard a quote this week this week! "The Lord cannot give us everything, if we don't give him everything to work with". I know that as I pass my nine month mark and keep pressing forward in this great work that the time will sadly fly by. I so far have loved my mission and there is no where else I would rather be! This truly is his work! I hope we all can give the Lord everything to work with! I love you all and have an awesome week!
This past week has been a really warm and wonderful week to be a missionary! It is great to walk outside and feel the nice 50's or 40's! It is definitely suit coat weather outside! This past week was a pretty good teaching week! We got to meet with Maria again. We thought she was going to drop us. But we gave her a large print Book of Mormon and she looked happy to get it! And we committed her to come to church and she fell off the wagon on that! We even had a ride lined up with a fellowshipper. But we will visit her this week and see if she has concerns about coming to church. Ever since we began teaching her she says she has been going back to the Catholic church. We will see how things go! We haven't been able to meet with Bree due to their homes illness! We hope by tomorrow she will be feeling better and be awake when we go over! We got an invitation to go do a service project and road trip out to Martins Cove this Wednesday! Me and Elder Hardman are excited for that! They needed eight missionaries and me and him got raffled in to go! So we are very excited about that! Last night we got to meet with a member Stephanie (who just recently moved here) and her husband Jeremy (who is an investigator now). We had a great lesson out at our bishops home! And we are going to be meeting with them every Sunday! We are very excited to teach him! You know he is a good investigator if he already owns an LDS Scripture Quad.
Dear family and friends,