Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 18, 2010

Happy Valentines day to you too!

My email will be even longer after Valentines Day than yours, but I didn't get to say it till now. Moves day is almost over and I'm still in Staines! Elder Bång is still here too, so we are really excited. This will be the second companion I have had for 3 transfers in a row (I was with E. Christensen for that many, but they were separated). Many of the companionships in the zone changed, including the other Staines elders. Elder Fielder hasn't gone too far though. He is in High Wycombe with is still in the zone/stake. Elder Eyers has come back though! There was an emergency transfer at the beginning of the week that you actually didn't know about, but he had moved to Slough. He is now serving in the same area as us again, but in the other companionship, with Elder Keeble. We are really excited for that because we liked serving with him and he is a good missionary.

The last week and a half went very well. Emmanuel Tetteh hasn't been an investigator for very long (3 weeks at most), but he is already baptized, confirmed, and has the priesthood! He is a complete miracle. God has really blessed us to be a part of his conversion. Members played a big role in how smooth things played out. Staines Ward is really amazing. We have a few new people we are teaching who hopefully will get baptized soon. Two are from Nepal but don't know each other. Soni has a baptismal date for Feb. 28th, but she is worried because her family back home doesn't understand. Tenzing is the same way, but doesn't have a date yet. Both of them should go to the temple visitor's center on Saturday which will hopefully help things progress. Colisha is another recent baptismal date. She is Jamaican and comes from a Pentecostal background though. She came to church on Sunday, but didn't like it because she thought it was going to be more exciting, specifically she asked where the drums were :) We actually taught her husband, but he is quite strong in his faith. Both of them could be baptized very quickly if they'll sincerely pray about it. Another family we haven't see in a while, but that could still use your prayers is Margarie. She asked her husband about being baptized and he said no. We haven't seen her for a while, but hope to go by soon.

Thank you for all your love and support. I especially appreciate the new calendar! I hope you have a great weekend and I'll email again on Monday!

Elder Kade Karges

Me at Windsor castle near Slough. Apprently the queen goes there a lot.

Elder Eyers, Me, Emmanuel, Elder B책ng, and Brother Herrity at Emmanuels baptism.
Another baptismal picture!

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