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Baptims galore


Hope everything is going fantastic back home.

News: Baptisms, baptisms, baptisms! Our entire district has been on fire this transfer with baptisms! (This usually happens during the first few months of the year, but I'm still excited.) We baptized Crystal in December, and we will be baptizing a mother and her son this Saturday, the 29th).

Unfortunately, this third transfer in the foothills ward is drawing to a close. I will be sad to leave this place-- it has so much potential still, and the ward is amazing. But likelihood is that I will be headed out on Feb 8th to a new area (feel free to surprise me, President! ).

I'm so grateful for the amazing opportunity I have had to come out here in Colorado and serve the Lord. I can't believe I'll hit my 6-month-left mark so soon! Almost half of this district is from my MTC group, so our impending departure looms ominously over us all the time. I feel frantically obsessed with using every spare moment that I have left to be as effective as possible.

And here's a fun tidbit... I've been having some fun with my camera:

  1. Me daydreaming-- I'm obviously only half there =). Elder Money is obviously worried.

  2. And, as I said, our house is obviously haunted.
Elder Watkins
Colorado Denver South Mission
999 E. Tufts Av.
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

First real snow

Hello all:

No entry last week. Sorry-- no time last week. Almost no time this week, either. Here's a quick report:
  1. New elder living here-- a ZL from my MTC group-- Elder Eric Smith from Pink Hill, North Carolina. Pres. now has both NC elders living under the same roof. Can't wait to send "y'all" a voice recording of him-- he and his accent make me feel like a Yankee. =) I've started to pick it up a bit, too-- yikes!

  2. Snow! Snow! Snow! The first real snowing that we've had all winter has finally happened. Makes the work a lot harder when you're not allowed to drive anywhere.

  3. Zone Conference: It was today and it was great, as always. Sad, though. The sisters from my MTC group bore their testimony because it was their last one. Gah! People from my MTC group are going home really soon! It's Elder Mooney's last Zone Conference, too. Aye! I feel so old...

Not much else to report. Hopefully I'll have pictures to send to y'all soon. I did want to address one subject of great importance. The church, as many know, have a fantastic website,Mormon.org. It is such a great missionary tool, and has been extensively renovated. The Church has started a new ad campaign (see Elder Russell M. Nelson's most recent conference address). It's called 'I'm a Mormon." It allows all adult members to create online mormon.org profiles (think like a blog or facebook profile) where members can share about their lives, and a bit about the gospel. We are visiting the site with every member in the mission and helping them set up profiles. I ask every member who reads this to set one up for him/herself this week, and link their mormon.org profile to their facebook, linkedin, myspace, blog, or whatever account to it so their friends can see it. Let me know the results, too!

Well, love you all. Have a great week!