June 3, 2013
The coolest miracles happened this week! I was with Elder Goettman as his companion for 2 days and we were having a blast together. We went to teach this lady and her 4 kids that had a date for baptism on the 1st of June but she said she wasn't ready so the Elders were writing her off for the her date on the 1st. So Elder Goettman and I went to go teach her on Friday night, May 31st the day before her baptism and it was awesome. We talked about the Spirit and the answers she has gotten from God as she has read, prayed, met with us and came to church and then we read from Doctrine and Convenants 6:22 and 23 and told her that she was like Oliver Cowdery. She agreed and realized that God had been answering her the whole time and she needed to not question the overwhelming feelings she had received. Elder Goettman committed her to pray right there and ask if she needed to be baptized and she did and knew she needed to. Then I asked her if she wanted to get baptized tomorrow (June 1st) and she said yes. Elder Goettman's face was awesome. The next day they spent getting everything ready cause they weren't planning it and every thing worked out great and they got baptized on the 1st.
I love beinga missionary and love this extra time I have. I thank you as my parents and family for you grace and love to let me stay here. I know it is hard but I really do appreciate it and know for sure that I am supposed to still be here and that the Lord has lots of work to do. The first picture is me and Elder Goettman after our 2 days together and the other is me on a bike on the back of a car rack cause I thought it would be cool to ride a floating bike. I still am working out, I weigh about 170 and am about 6' 4''. I can still run fast too. I love you all and keep you in my prayers and my fasts and I think of you often. Keep being a missionary every day!
-Love Elder Neeley