Today is P-Day, and I wrote an email to you titled “the refining power of trials.” In it, I described some of my challenges and what I have learned from them thus far. But that was written before a new set of events: I am on my first exchange as the non-trainee, starting tonight. I … Continue reading The Refining Power of Trials Part 2
August 22, 2016 Note from Mom: Spencer generally sends an email for his blog, and then usually another more religiously-focused email or letter. This week, we got all three. Spencer has told me that I can edit and share, and when Christian and I received his letter in the mail today, we decided that his … Continue reading The Refining Power of Trials Part 1
August 22, 2016 Hey all, Gotta start off by apologizing for not including any pictures this week. We are in West Brookfield for P-day, and the internet is too slow to send pictures! This week has been pretty weird. We had several meetings, include "Return and Report" for new missionaries and a zone conference. I … Continue reading Holyoke = City of Enoch
(Note from Mom: Spencer sent us this great bonus email this week! As a family, we have often talked about the importance of modesty in a much greater sense than the way it is often spoken of in reference to young women. If you have to prepare a talk for Sunday and don't want to...here you … Continue reading Modesty, Properly Defined
Hey y'all, I have great news! This week, I asked somebody to get married! Elder Duggar and I found two new investigators in Holyoke named Lewis and Amber. Together, they have a ~1 year old son. We invited them to prepare to be baptized, and they accepted! To be baptized, they have to be living … Continue reading Jesus takes the wheel…
Hey all! We had a baptismal service this past Sunday for Juanita and Rosa! We have been so blessed in bringing these two women to the Gospel. They were so prepared to receive it, they just didn't know where to look. Their efforts and preparation for baptism show that they truly "hungered after righteousness." The … Continue reading Behold the Waters of Springfield!
August 1, 2016 Dear Family, Springfield has indeed been hot and humid, but we are getting by. Happy are we! Elder Duggar and I have been going out on bikes more frequently, and I am taking a more active role in teaching. My biggest struggle is coming up with questions that are simple to understand … Continue reading Happy are We! and Happy Birthday Elder Duggar!