Hi mom and dad :) .
It has been a good week, thanks! No worries, I sent the pictures to you from the baptism, plus a couple others.
This week was good in a lot of ways, the highlight being of course D's baptism. As you might have noticed from the picture, I have a new companion from transfers last week named E. Rogers. I knew him way back at the beginning of my mission while he was in Sheffield as well, so I was super excited to have him here. He goes home a few weeks after me, so he'll likely finish his mission out in this area. We're getting along really well and are getting a lot done. He's a great help, and I'm grateful for him.
D's baptism went very well; she's an impressive young lady who'll go do much good in her life. She was very ready for baptism and is going to be a tremendous strength to our sparse group of active young women and youth, and I hope it's a sign that the youth group will continue to grow.
We've seen some great challenges come up with members and investigators and nonmembers alike this week, and opposition has taken a surge in the Darnall area. We're fighting fires, but I know God can help us all through it. Opposition to God's true church is nothing new, and is a dynamo to growth if we handle it right. If you could pray for the members here, it would be very much appreciated.
I've got to get going, but I love you very much and hope that your week will be a good one. I'm so grateful for the letters you send. They sometimes come in the most needed moments to uplift and help me remember I have a family at home who loves me. You're the best! I pray for you often, and I know God's looking out for you.
Me and E. Rogers (my new companion) at D's baptism.
Us at O and D's house so E. Stulen could say goodbye.