Well, it's been quite the week and I am so grateful for the constant prayers and support, because we are definitely seeing the blessings and guidance of the Lord!
As I said last week, as a Zone we have set the goal of 30 baptisms for the month of September, which is quite a high goal, because only 14 baptisms have happened in the first 8 months of the year....well we already have 11 wonderful children of God with a date to be baptized! We are so absolutely amazed and excited by the Hand of the Lord! Victor's baptism got moved to the 19th, so in just under 2 weeks he will be baptized!
This last week, we got to do a family home evening with the Soriano family, and it went incredibly well. They all came to church again, and are still doing awesome! They have all become Active Members now and Victor is doing so well also! Thank you so much for all the prayers on his behalf.
Yesterday, we had a Labor Day Picnic for the branch, and we had almost 150 people there! So many of the less-actives that we had never met came and we got to meet so many new people! It was so much fun and we did mountain biking, basketball, frisbee, soccer, and had so much fun!
We have continued our new tradition of basketball and it has been so much fun! Our 2nd time around now, we had even more people and we had this huge tournament and it was an absolute blast! Playing street basketball during my mission is just a dream come true!
Well, , Quentin L Cook from the Quorum of the Twelve will be coming to speak to our mission!!! I am so excited for the opportunity to meet with a member of the Quorum of the Twelve. It will be an amazing learning experience.
Well, thank you for all of the support. I am so grateful for the prayers and the wonderful emails I receive from all of you. Thank you!!
- Elder Leavitt
*We received the following picture & letter this week from a sweet couple serving in Chandler's Mission office. What a wonderful surprise!!
|Chandler and his Companion, Elder Chaico|
Dear Brother and Sister Leavitt,
Just want you to know how wonderful we think your son is. We are a senior missionary couple who work in the mission office so we get to know all the missionaries. Elder Leavitt is outstanding. He works so hard and is loved so much by those in his district. What a leader he is and a joy to be around!
Thanks for sending him to us!
Elder & Sister Wright