Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 23, 2012

Hello Mother and Father! 

Your emails were great this week! Thank you for the birthday wishes! Your comments were really touching :) And that letter for the scouting board...thanks Mom. I'm really thankful you sent that to me. I love you both a ton!

So this week was pretty good. Just trying to make these last few weeks wonderfully memorable.

So Elder Mullen is next to me right now and he wanted me to tell you "Hi." hahaha. Now he says I can tell you that "I love them" and "I send my best wishes" and Elder Bingham says "Thanks for giving birth to Elder Engemann 21 years ago." Elder Grimm says "Thanks for having such good genes to make Elder Engemann cute." Hahaha these guys are funny.

Sister Old is doing great. She is working towards February 4th to be baptized. Please pray that she will be given strength to overcome her habits so she can live the word of wisdom. We are still trying to find more people to teach. We taught this really cool family of 5 this week and also a lady that is interested in family history.

On Saturday we had a stake zone conference with the leadership of the wards in the stake and all the missionaries in the stake. It was really really good. President Hall, the stake President and others spoke about how missionary work is centered in the ward and also how the wards and missionaries could work together in more unity. The only problem was that no one in our bishopric was able to make it. That was a huge bummer because it would have been perfect for them. But our ward mission leader was able to be there, thankfully.

Then later that day there was a stake baptism for all those who were being baptized that day. Four people got baptized. One guy named Geoff that the other Elders in the ward have been working with got baptized. Sister Old was able to make it and she loved it! We introduced her to President Hall after it was over and he explained to her how she was my "tender mercy" before I went home and how the Lord does that to missionaries who have been faithful. Sister Old started to cry. I almost cried too haha. I love President Hall. He's one of my best friends. I look up to him a lot.

So yesterday at church we had two people that are friends with the Kirkland family in the ward. We are going to try to teach them sometime soon. They seemed to like church. Then we are also starting to work with this lady that got her name removed from the church years ago. She did it because her husband wasn't too friendly towards the church. Hopefully now is the time that she will come back.

Anyway, thanks for everything! I love you! Have a great week!

-- Elder Austin Gable Engemann

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