Hi there everyone! This week has been really awesome! This last monday we were able to meet with Ilgar, and when he came in he told us he's been going on a lot of walks lately to get away from everything and really pray and think about getting baptized. He told us that he feels very strongly that this is the decision he needs to make, and told us that he wants to be baptized as soon as possible. He's still struggling with cigarettes, and nothing he's doing seems to be working for him. We've given him a blessing, and fasted for him. He seems to be really sincere about it, and he really is trying to rely on Christ. He'll get there soon enough, and as soon as he does, he'll get baptized!
This week we received permission from our mission president, and a member of the area presidency to baptize Alexander! He won't be able to make the trip up here to Stavropol until the 23rd of July, so we have to wait just a little bit, but he's just super excited and super ready to enter into the covenant of baptism! Another cool thing with Alexander, is that me and Elder Dayton will be teaching him for the rest of our missions, just switching off every week if we get transferred. It's not too often that you get to meet with an investigator once a week or every other week for your whole mission! It'll just be really awesome to see things get started down there!
Other than that, not a whole lot has happened here this past week! The work just keeps going forward! As always, I'm so grateful for this opportunity to give 2 years of my life to the Lord, and help so many of his children the best way we know how. I know that Christ lives, and that he is at the head of this church. We are so blessed to be living in such a unique time, with the true church of Christ on the earth, with it's accompanying blessings. We really are privileged to see the fulfilling of so many promises made to people in the scriptures. I love you all, and hope all continues to go well for all of you!
Until next time,