This week has been great! Elder Coats and I were able to teach a fourteen year old named DJ who is the son of a very less active mother, although she really isn't his mother. He will be baptized at the end of May. Our goal of baptisms for the month of May is 3 so we are going to work hard for those.
The ward is so great and I am just loving them. Netti, a Tongan, is preparing himself to serve a mission, and we were able to have him at two of our lessons this week. He is awesome and even wants to go tracting twice a week with us, which surprised me heaps. His family we are close to.
Also, I learned this week about the importance of believing. Sister Pikula, a returned missionary and current wife and mother, gave me some wonderful advice. She said that she knows that I believe, but I need to believe more. She also told me to put emotion into the work, and believe that I will find those who are ready, and that all I come in contact with need to hear what I have to say. It was great.
The work is going well in Macarthur and there is just so much to do. So many people need this gospel, so let's help them get it. Time is just too short. Sister Nelson, wife of Elder Nelson the apostle, spoke these words at the recent mission conference: "When you come to know who you truly are, you will wish you had spent your time better." May we all come to know who we truly are, and use our time wisely.