Dear family and friends,It has been a great week this week! On Tuesday we had the baptism of Aaron and Erika! That was an awesome experience to baptize them. Aaron and Erika were very prepared for this gospel. At the baptism we were a little late starting because we were waiting for Erika's mom to show up. She had gotten out of work late and was rushing to the stake center. Her mom is a non-member so it was really cool to have her there. Her mother was in tears at the very beginning when we had a talk on baptism. You could tell that she was feeling the spirit strong. We had a great service, and right after we had some awesome refreshments. Chocolate covered cake balls are officially one of my favorite desserts now! Right after the baptism the earth was then baptized it started pouring crazy hard outside of the church! It has really been a stormy week out here! I can't believe how fast this transfer is going. We are starting week 4 out of 6 this week! It has really cruised by! But that is mainly because we are teaching a lot more than we used to! This week we started teaching Janessa who is engaged to a less active member named Justin. Justin is Dave Martons step son (so Cynthia's son). We taught her the Restoration and committed her to pray about the Book of Mormon. We followed up a couple of days later, and she had actually read! She said when she prayed about the Book of Mormon she felt "butterflies" in her stomach. It never ceases to amaze me when somebody prays about the Book of Mormon and receives an answer. It just shows that if you have real intent you can know of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. It is Gods promise to all of us that he will manifest the truthfulness unto us by the Power of the Holy Ghost. We met with Tammy this week, and it is still a struggle to get her to come to Church. But we figure we just need to be more persistent with her. Well I hope all is well at home. I wish all of the students luck at the beginning of this school year. I also wish all of the teachers luck as they start this year! It is crazy that school is back in session. Those 3 months of summer probably went faster for me than those school kids ;). Well I love you all and I hope you have an excellent week!
Love, Elder Barber
Aaron and Erika and Elder Bench and I