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 18, 2015

Elder McCade Tracy

January 12, 2015 at 9:59:00 AM

Another week, and a really cold one I might add, is in the books! Yeah, we had one day that was at -8 with the wind! We walked around all this week because it was so cold, and there was absolutely nobody out walking around, so we looked like the crazy ones!  It's rainy now, but the weather said it'll change to snow, and it probably won't stick around for long. It'll kinda warm back up through this week, hopefully, it's not too windy so we can ride around a see a few more people that have been brought to our attention. This Ward is really interesting, not only do we have a young woman who isn't a member, (she's getting taught by the Evansville Sisters now), but we just found out that there is another young woman whose been attending regularly who also isn't a member!  She's a definite focus for us this next week, so she can begin to progress towards baptism :)  Our week was pretty dismal at best, but with Karen getting her interview from President Brough last week, to finding other youth who aren't members, all of that has really made up for the entire week! 
James and Karen are doing really well and are all set for baptism on Sunday.  We're still waiting to hear from Karen on who wants to baptize her  so we can finalize the program :)  Outside of James and Karen, there really isn't much else.  One of the youth, who is also a recent convert of a few months, lost his mother a couple days ago. He and his dad are taking it surprisingly well.  His dad was investigating a while back, and hopefully we'll be able to get in and teach them a little this week.  The only thing that really held him back was smoking, so he should progress really fast. There is a couple other people that we're going to try and work with this week, to help us stay busy through the day :)
High - Having Karen pass her interview, James is doing really well and we've got some more people that we're going to start working with this week :)
Low - Just the freezing cold that forced us to walk around all week!
Not this week because of the cold and from walking, it takes quite a bit of time to get from place to place :) People tend to block us out when it's super cold, and they just want to get to their destination, but that's alright we always find at least one person that wants to talk for a little bit.
I'm excited to see what happens, and how Elle enjoys volleyball.  That's awesome about your new calling!  You've been waiting to get back into the YW program ever since you got released years ago :)  I know that you'll have fun in that calling again!!  You'll probably be there when Elle turns 16 at the end of the year.  I can't wait to see what happens next, back home :)  This week I learned that having a lot of patience pays off, and when it's necessary, let some people have some time without the missionaries, so they recognize the difference between feeling the Spirit with us there and without seeing us for a time.  There hasn't been any profound experiences for a time, we've taught James and Karen everything and we're just trying to find some new people. I will keep doing what I need to in order to help those we meet with :)

Love you and miss you!
Love your Son and Missionary,
Elder McCade Tracy

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