Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011 Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day Mom!
And congrats on the new calling! You are going to do great! We had another successful week. One success was beginning to teach Agustin, who came to church for the first time yesterday. He declined our invitation to be baptized but our last appointment he explained to us that his testimony of the book of Mormon is growing like the seed he read about in Alma 32. He was actually the first guy Elder Gainor spoke to his first day here in Hollister right outside our apartment. So we are excited about him.
Hermano Miranda's friend Mario told us that he wanted 2 weeks without meeting with us to think about whether or not he wanted to be baptized. He hadn't been reading from the Book of Mormon so we strived hard to encourage him to do so and he agreed to it. So we will pray that the spirit touches his heart sometime during these weeks. Please keep him in your prayers as well.
We had fun cleaning up a Less Active's front yard Saturday morning. We had noticed that their front lawn was in need of make-over, so we took advantage of calling a branch member who had his own landscaping business and he brought a lawnmower, weed-wacker, leaf blower, rake, and some clippers and we went to town. After a few hours of work we had it looking pretty good. The Garcia family wasn't home when we did this, but somehow Hermana Garcia found out it was us and she came to church Sunday and was very grateful.
Well Mom, I'm excited for you, and know that you will continue to be a great example. I don't know how many lives you've touched by doing the little things, like writing those small notes of encouragement or congratulations that you've been writing over the years; I'm guessing a lot, but I know for sure that your example of love and service has made a monumental difference in my life. Thanks so much!
Love your son, Elder Flake

1 comment:

  1. So neat that their "anonymous" service touched Hermana Garcia's heart and got her to church. That's what it's all about. :) Praying for Mario.