Come Follow Me

Come Follow Me
"And he saith unto them, "Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Matt. 4:19) As the New Year begins, we, the members of the Willow Wood Ward, invite you to Come and Follow Him!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Elder McCade Tracy

December 29, 2014 at 12:28:13 PM

It was amazing to talk to you all and see y'all again! You look great Mom! I can't wait to spend time with you out here going to see the people that helped me feel loved while I'm so far away from home :) I'll keep the pics coming, but as I keep the pics coming you all have to keep the pics coming so that I have some idea as to what Utah is like as I'm away :) I will definitely tell them thank you for you, I bet having two calls this year was a great present for the whole family :)
Karen is doing great! We talked with her a couple times during the week, first at a members and answered some questions about the Spirit World and baptisms for the Dead. Karen's testimony has grown in leaps and bounds over the last couple weeks, her husband got her a big quad for Christmas! She's starting to use it more and more!!  Karen came to Church again yesterday and we talked with her last night. During answering a few more questions, the topic of baptism was brought up as Karen said that she feels more comfortable with being baptized now, than when we set Dec. 28th as the date. She had been thinking of a date for her baptism, and she set January 17th as the day she feels that it needs to happen!  She's living the Word of Wisdom fully and is doing all she can to make that day :)  It was such a blessing for Elder Beecroft and I to have at the end of the week, after having a few down weeks :)  We also have James Caldwell progressing and he also set his own baptismal date!  He set his for January 18th!  This came after we simply asked him to pray about a specific date for his baptism, and as our conversation continued James sat quietly and began to go through his calender on his phone.  When the conversation kind of died, one of James's friends who is a member asked 'So what's the date, bud?!'  That's when we set January 18th!!  During that time, he also set up the whole baptismal program!  We were shocked as to how well things went during that lesson, and just how everything fell into place for us to see it happen. Last, but not least, we have a new investigator named LaDonna Mitchell. We met her while walking home in the rain after an appointment, talked with her, and she agreed to meet with us again.  So Saturday morning we took a brisk bike ride at about 8:15 am to meet with LaDonna :)  We talked a little about everything, parts of Lessons 1, 2 and 3, because she had questions about everything, and thanks to "Preach My Gospel," we are able to be very flexible with our discussions and make them according to her needs.  As we talked of baptism having a cleansing effect on someone's life and their Spirit, she felt a sense of relief and really wants to have that happen.  Surprisingly, she hasn't been baptized before, and wants that opportunity.  We then felt impressed to invite her to be baptized on February 15th.  and she accepted!   It's really cool to meet with these wonderful people and to see the miracles happen, after a long wait of things to happen!! :)
Transfers aren't until January 20th, so we'll get the call on Jan 17th :) There is still a lot of time here in the transfer :)  Sounds good, if there is any pics that you feel will make me trunky, send them all! It's a project for Sis. Robinson as well as both sets of Sisters that are here in Evansville :)  Maybe some more almonds and a few pairs of G's, a couple pairs are kinda gross, but there isn't too much more that I need because I'll be home in just a couple months. That's really all we're teaching right now, it's been a little slow but really worth it because the lessons are very spiritual and important. 
These past few days meeting with Karen, James and LaDonna have made every day worth it because we're seeing progression after having a few days of nothing happening :) 
High- Having James, Karen and LaDonna set baptismal dates and seeing them want and desire to change
Low- Not being able to meet with more people because of the Christmas season because most people are out of town so our teaching took a small hit :)
Thank you for all your love and support through all of this, I could not have done any of it with out you and dad helping me every step of the way!
Love your Son and missionary,
Elder McCade Tracy

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