Date

January 6, 2020

Area

Ponca City

Companion

Elder Huang

Heelllloo

This week was another awesome week on the mission. We saw so many tender mercies and a lot of change. Elder Huang and I got changed Districts which has been way weird but way fun. It is a huge district, it has 14 missionaries! It is a lot of fun to learn from them and get to know them. But the most exciting thing is that the Lord blessed us with 2 people on date! One is a girl named Hannah, she is 11 and she is so awesome. We have been teaching her for a while and she has had a way rough life but she accepted the invitation to be baptized on the 1st of February. It is so cool to see how much the Gospel can touch someone's life. It's just true. Also a kid named Josaiah, he is 13. His parents are less active and the most important people to make a branch here in Ponca. He is so prepared and loves the Book of Mormon, his testimony of it is so strong. The Lord has been helping our friends make and keep commitments so well. We have so many solid people to teach right now I don't even know where to start. It seems like everyone is reading the Book of Mormon and coming to church for the most part. It is so exciting. The Lord wants a branch in Ponca City! Also something that Elder Huang and I have been doing for our companionship studies is come follow me. It is an awesome program, if you haven't started it yet, now is a great time! It is so inspired. It strengthens my testimony of the Book of Mormon obviously, but also of a Latter-day Prophet. President Nelson truly is a Prophet of God. A huge tender mercy is that it is in Marshallese now!! This is going to change the game for our Sunday school lessons, it such a blessing. God is good all the time! God Speed!

Elder Barben




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