Send Jonny a Letter!

Send Jonny a letter!!

Elder Jonathan Collier
1015 Norwyk Ln.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Baptism this week!

Hey Mom!!

I'm glad to here you had a good time on your trip! That sounds like it was so much fun. The world is a beautiful place! I'm sorry that you got sick though! Are you feeling better?

So this week has been super crazy... I feel like so much has happened in the past couple of days. But most importantly, THE GREEN'S ARE GETTING BAPTIZED THIS FRIDAY!!!! They all passed their interviews and are so excited. We have to travel 30 minutes to the nearest building with a baptismal font, but it's so worth it! (that kind of travel time is nothing at here compared to how far away everything is though) But it's going to be such a great baptismal service. They asked me to do a musical number so I'm excited for that! It's going to be pretty cool to see all of them be baptized and confirmed members this week. They are an amazing family. Seeing the change and the effort they have made to make it here is simply miraculous. They are like the definition of Faith!! We've got a few things to figure out for the programs and everything this week, but that's about it! It's going to be amazing. Pictures to come for sure next week!! 

We had a mini missionary this week!!! His name was Henry. It was so cool to have him with us. He is 17, but he graduated school a year early and is going to BYU in the fall! It's always strange to be in a trio, but it was fun. He was a great addition, and he emailed us and told us how much fun he had! I'm glad we had the opportunity to do that. Not many missionaries get to out here apparently! When he was here, I put a third mattress on the floor and he slept on my bed! It was pretty fun. 

It's been really hot here the past week! We were above 90 like every day this week. And HUMID. We've had to go for about 30-40 minutes, and then go back to the car to cool off haha! We have tons of water, and I have sun screen! Thank you for  that! But the past two days we had some huge thunderstorms! It was pretty cool. I mean, we get them like every week out here, but we've had two really big ones. 

The less active man that we've been working with came to church again this week, and he stayed for all three hours this time! The Book of Mormon I think is what got him activated. As soon as he started reading and studying on his own ,things just clicked. I can't believe that 8 months ago he told missionaries to not come back! It's been amazing. 

We washed some tractors for a member of our branch this week and that was pretty fun! I'll send pictures of that too... I got pretty dirty haha! We've been doing more service lately which is good. It really helps the missionary work move more smoothly. I love the Currituck Branch! 

I think that is about it for this week! I'm so glad y'all got to see each other and have some fun. Those were always the best vacations, when we're all together! Thank you for raising us to love each other haha!

My ponderizing scripture for this week is in Mosiah 7:33 "But if ye will turn to the Lord, with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage." I chose this because I think this perfectly fits out the Green's reacted with the oppostion they faced before their baptism. They turned to the Lord and trusted in His plan for them. It's been truly amazing to see that, and how the Branch has helped and serve them. I love being on a mission! 

I hope you have a great week this week mom! OH, and today we got permission to go watch a sunrise on the beach! So we met up with the Nags Head Elders early and went! We had to wake up at about 4 in the morning to make it there. It was a little cloudy, but really cool and definitely worth it. The east coast is so cool! 

Anyway, I love you so much! I am so thankful to know that y'all are supporting me 100%. It's a great motivator. Plus the fact that this is the greatest job ever! I love it so much. 

Have a great week! I love you.


Elder Collier

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