this week went by really fast on tuesday i went on tradeoffs with Elder creech and he is in caliaqua ware i was when i first came out, it was so good to see the people we went and saw brother lewis who was feeling sorta down on himself and so we talked to him about the sacrament and the spirit was so strong and then he went teaching with us for the rest of the day and in the night we saw the shallow family who remembered me really well and when i walked in they acted as like an angel had appeared it was so good they have been really less active lately and so i basically was prompted by the spirit to teach about gratitude and we sang "count your many blessings" and they came to church yesterday and they are a happy family but alas they are not in our area so we dont see them.
In our area we have been teaching karen who is a refearl from a very strong member and her consern is she has been baptized already and she feels that she doesn't have to be baptized to be a laterday saint and we had another member with us who is lot all there in his head but he is a great guy. we were teaching her and bro. cain asked (in the middle of the lesson when the spirit was so strong) elders have you commited her to baptism yet? and imedatly the spirit left the room and they started argueing and so i shared a scripture about the spirit and brought back the spirit and then we closed the lesson. we just need to be pacient with her and she will understand the authority of god the priesthood!
Elder Payne has been sick for a couple days again this week and i really felt homesick and i wroght you a letter but i have yet to send it! i will when i wright a couple more letters that i have for people in the fam. and branch! also in about 9 hours i read 174 pages in the book of mormon it is really starting to come to life for me! i hope natali and kendsie are doing good in getting ready to go they will be great missionarys give chris a big hug for me!! i really wish i coulda sceen him before i left but thats ok ill see him just now!!
on a funny note we were teaching a guy who smoked alot and so he was not mentally sound and we were teaching about the true church of god and we explained how there could only be one true church on the earth today and then we asked so how many churches are true today on the earth? and he kinda stared off into space for a secont and then looked at us and said tree? meaning three but they dont say the h lol i about burst out laughing and the lesson was not goin anyware so patience is what it will take with him so ya its good elder payne needs patience lol
well with me i have gotten better at lofe in general i still am horrable at spelling and people make fun of me all the time but thats just fine i dont focus on the bad stuff i focus on the good! anyways i love you loads!!! Love elder Jedediah Hazlett