15 March 2010
Thank you for your email this week. It is good that I will be able to go to Beloit and see some friends when I return.
Let me know all of the updates on the move.
I am glad that work continues to go well for you. I hope that you get the donors that you need.
Last Saturday (6 March) we were able to baptize Robert, the 75 year old. He was very excited and very committed to the whole thing. He had had the heart attack a week or two before and was given a pacemaker. The doctors told him he could still be baptized, but if he lifted his arm too high then there might be some serious problems. I had the opportunity to be the one to baptize him. I was pretty nervous because I didn't want to hurt him. But it all went off with out a hitch. The next day he bore his testimony.
Transfers are coming up not this Wednesday, but the next. I have been here in St. Anthony for four transfers now. Three of which have been with Elder Walker. I have never heard of any companionship being longer than 3 transfers. And only a couple of missionaries being in areas longer than 4 transfers. So I kind of figured I would get transferred. But on Friday at interviews President Colton told us there is a good chance that no one in St. Anthony will be moved. There are only three missionaries going home and only four coming in. That isn't very many. He said he wants this transfer to be as "invisible" as possible. Elder Walker and I figured that as "invisible" as possible would be only moving one missionary. We don't know if that is what they will do, but probably only a handful will get transferred.
Other than that, things are going really well here, and I pray that we can find some new people to teach and baptize.