I had a feeling I was going to go. It has been an amazing 6 months here. I've seen so many miracles and different things grow and develop: the ward, the faith of those we have taught, my testimony, my knowledge, my calves (biking), everything has received an increase here. It just goes to show that the Lord is behind the wheel and the work is hastening. The members here have been wonderful, I am going to miss them greatly. I am so greatful for their love, support, and the time that they have sacrificed to help us in this great work. We could not have accomplished anything with out their help. I don't think we have gone a single week without 10 members going out teaching with us since me and Elder Matthew's have been here. They are amazing!
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are and will be crazy. Yesterday we had three meals with members and the same thing has been arranged for us today and tomorrow. The people here are wonderful. Today for P-day we are fishing with some of the members on Ponca lake. I'll be sure to send some photos.
Yesterday we had 7 investigators at church! UGH why must I leave :(. The S~ family who have a baptism date for April 18th came as well as one of their cousins and a friend. So awesome!
Carri was at church as well and is still good for her baptism date on April 25th. She went to General Women's conference with sister Barron, and she loved it! It seems like everything is piling on top of her to bring her down. It's scary how hard Satan tries to bring Heavenly Father's children down. After Women's Conference she felt so much better. Tomorrow we are eating with the B~ family and saying goodbye :(. I'll be back for their baptism as well.
I am getting transfered to Duncan south, clear on the south end of the state our area touches texas! I'll be with Elder Hoopes who has been out a little longer then me.
My new address is:
1710 W. Plato Road Apt. 208
Duncan, OK 73533
Sorry this e-mail is short, today is so busy. I love you all! Thank you and God bless!
Sincerely, Elder Watkins
The Ponca hunted theater. "Be excellent to each other." -Bill and Ted
The Ponca Theater contains more hand painted movie art then anywhere in the nation, with a value estimated at 2 million dollars.