This week was really good. It started out with a pretty sweet experience.
So first off, this ward is really hard. It's really good. But, it's famous in this stake for being hard. But, that doesn't stop us. We have felt that we need to work better with the ward and the members. So, we 4 missionaries decided to fast about working with members. Well, the day that we ended the fast, we were passing the house of a member who is a counselor is the Stake Presidency. We talked to him really fast and he said that the Stake Presidency will be focusing on this ward until it returns to where it was about 10 years ago. We've shown that it can baptize, and now it needs to retain and reactivate. So, the whole Presidency will be at our Church for a while. It was a really nice response to what we have needed.
This week was good. We have almost officially reactivated 3 people this week. Technically they still need to go to church next week. But, they basically are reactivated. One if Vera. She's the sister of a member and her whole family is members. She married out of the Church and it just go really hard and she stopped going to Church, but we visited, and little did we know the Relief Society was thinking the same! They visited the same week! (This was like 3 weeks ago). And she has been to Church 2 times since and tells us that she wants to be active again and go back to the temple. All she was waiting for was an INVITE. Remember, we've been instructed to invite people to come back to Church. So get out and do it!
We also brought a couple name Joao (John) and Deulinda yesterday to Church. it was their second time and they are also talking about how they want to get firm in the Church again. They are way cool and are both like 80 years old. Ha Really. He's 82 if I'm not mistaken. They can't read anymore, but a member gave us a Book of Mormon on CD to give to the. So we did!
AND YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I GOT THE HALLOWEEN PACKAGE ON THURSDAY!!!! Just a heads up to any girl that may read this. If you ever would like to win my heart, buy me Nike socks! Yeah, but, that wasn't even the best part of the package. MOM SENT HER PEACH-RASPBERRY JAM!!. I LOVE YOU MOM!!
Holy cow. It's just so good., I love you guys so much. And the BYU football stuff. Man you make me all trunky and stuff and I love it!
Things are going well here. I love you all and pray for you every day!!
Remember that the Lord is always with us no matter what. Do your best and know that we are here to lease Him and not other people I LOVE YOU!!!
Love, Elder Scott JACKSON Taylor
Yes. I don't care what you say. My family is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BYU football, Nike socks, Old Spice and peach-raspberry jam, and candy. Does it get any better?
We slept in hammocks one of the nights this week. It was pretty legit. It actually was a really good night of sleep!