January 13, 2020


Ponca City


Elder Huang

Blessings on blessings on blessings

Holy cow, the Lord is doing some work for us over here in Ponca City. It is so exciting to be a part of it. We were able to break the record again this week for people at church. We had 27 people at our Marshallese group! It was amazing. If they all get baptized and receive callings, we have a branch. So we are looking forward to working with them and helping them receive the blessings of the Gospel. But one of my favorite things from the week was my man Hermine's ordination. He was ordained a Priest on Sunday. He was a Less-active and just recently came back to church. He struggled with the Word of Wisdom but was able to totally stop everything. He always talks about how much happier him and his family are now that the Gospel is in their lives. It is so cool to see what the Gospel can do for individuals and families. But right after the Ordination, he was crying so hard. He is not an emotional man, it was so cool to see him like that. He went on to tell us the Holy Ghost filled him as he was ordained. It was such a special experience that I will never forget. Also, we found 2 super solid Marshallese people that are going to help out and a new family that really wants to be 'Christian" (they always say Christian, just the culture). They are super exciting! What a blessing to be able to witness all these miracles. Such a blessing to serve the Lord. I am so glad I came on my mission even though it's a straight grind haha. Thank you all for the prayers. This truly is a Gospel of miracles! God speed!

Elder Barben


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