How are you?! So before I get into my week, you know that baptism that was supposed to happen this week? Yeah well it's not happening because of some things that have came up. The guy we are teaching is named Ravy and he is a cool dude, I've never actually met him because when we were on a split when they stopped by but hopefully we will meet with him again soon. The Baptism date is up in the air and next Wednesday is Transfers and this time I feel like I'm out. I really wish that I could be here for that baptism, it would be a great way to leave the area but I'll find out if I'm leaving Saturday. Last Friday we had a wonderful zone conference with president Morgan and Sister Morgan. It was presidents last zone conference and it was definitely emotional. President gave us ways to become better disciples of Christ and how we can be consecrated. We shouldn't "try" to be consecrated, just do it, be consecrated. He talked a lot about faith and how its key to missionary work. We were authorized on Facebook on Friday as well. You will be seeing inspired posts and hopefully people commenting on them but I can't wait to reach a whole bunch of new people in a way that us as missionaries have never been able to before. I love president and I'm going to miss him so much but I am way excited to be here at this time when president Smith comes in. President Morgan made us all missionaries get emotional. President told us how much he loves us and told us how sad he is to be leaving. The spirit was strong there and when you looked around the room you just see all the missionaries wiping their eyes. It was sad but it was a great meeting. Saturday was fun, I went on a split with Elder Richan! In the morning we went to teach 2 of their investigators named brother Dan and little Dan. We taught them the gospel of Jesus Christ and they understood it well and they are definitely swell chaps. They have a baptism date for July 11th! We did a little bit of tracting and then did some sweet service for a family in the Danbury Ward. We raked a lot of leaves from the ground that have been stuck there since winter. Got everything done and then we ate some hot dogs that we cooked over a camp fire. They were so good! After 4 hours of being there we went to look up a less active and we found him home. He let us in and we got to know home. It's been a couple years since anyone has stopped by his house and I'm glad we got in. The spirit was with us and he wants to come back to church but his family doesn't really care about it. He is that dad and we were telling him that if he comes, his family may follow. I love being able to feel the spirit, it brings such a calming feeling and makes me excited to be here where I am right now. Sunday was a great day, at church we talked a lot about what we have learned at stake conference and its possible that the Bishopric may ask me if I can give a talk, because I haven't in this Ward. I might be transferring though so I won't be able to give one. I am more than willing to give one if they ask me to, I'm also really excited about it! Monday was a wonderful day, we got to tract for like 2 hours and found 4 new potential investigators in the space of that time. Gave out 4 copies of the Book of Mormon! I was seeing the lords hand in my work and it feels great. On Tuesday I was on a split with Elder Allred. He is an amazing man and we had such a wonderful day doing service, eating, tracting, going to visit some less actives, having dinner at a members and stopping by a super less active (she has medical problems). Elder Allred used to serve in Newtown so he knows a lot of people. It was by far the funnest split I've been on while being on my mission! That is how my week has been, it's been a pretty stressful week because of the new mission president and its hard being a missionary. I'm having one of those weeks. I love being a missionary and serving the people. Missionary work has its ups and downs. I love this church, I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph smith was a prophet of God, he truly did see our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for us all and that through the atonement we can be cleansed from sin and forgiven. I know that we can ask our Heavenly Father for help through any trial we go through. I love being a missionary here and I know this is the true church of Christ, once again established upon the face of the earth. I love you and hope you have a great week!
Dad! How is everything? That Baptism isn't still on but we hope that we can get another one set! His name is Ravy. Yes I am now on Facebook so be prepared for wonderful posts that can hopefully help you personally. That photo was taken at the Alma Academy and that was the APF we did. The Yankees baseball game happens on the 3rd of July, so I was thinking you guys should record that game, they will do a pan of all us wonderful missionaries. You will see a lot of white shirts. It will definitely be a memory worth keeping and taking pictures. I still haven't found a cap, if I get transferred to the city then I can get a cheap one. We have been getting too much rain.. It's been irritating because all I want to do is tract all day, every day. I hope California will get hit with rain, whatever happens happens. California is getting it bad, maybe there are too many wicked people there... Haha that was a joke some member told me. Brandi did email me so that's exciting. I'll have to spend time writing her. I'm grateful for mom buying me those journals, and I laughed when you said in Typical Fashion. Thank you so much for everything you guys do for me. Our mail day is on Friday, if it gets here before Friday morning I will get it, if not then I will have to do that journal idea. I'm glad I haven't missed a day yet. My youth companion was pretty shy so it ended up being just me but it was fun and I got a lot of practice in. My mission is flying by and I'm trying my hardest to not waste any time and do all that I can to help everyone I serve. Any study is good study, I wish I studied PMG way more before my mission. I wish I knew the lessons before I left so when I got here it wouldn't have been such a shock. It would have helped me be a better missionary. Anyways. I love you mom and dad and I hope you guys have a fun and safe week! Love you! Elder Casper