Monday, March 16, 2015

"Diggin up up oh diggit!" (Week 78)

Things have been great here in Ponca City. The weather today will be in the high 80s... and I thought Utah had bi-polar weather. A week and a half ago it was 22 degrees with 3 inches of snow on the ground. Crazy stuff.

John is doing great and will be working toward receiving the Aaronic Priesthood by next week or so. Karri is doing well. We reset her baptism date for later next month to give her more time to work on
giving up some addictions. She is doing great though. I love her she is the craziest lady I've ever met but I love her. She has the greatest sense of humor and always has me and Elder Matthews laughing.
We quote her all the time. She is the best.

We are teaching Joseph still. He knows everything is true and we have taught him everything. He needs to get a few things in order first. This last Saturday DJ gave us permission to help work on Joseph's Koi pond in the backyard as a surprise. Me and Elder Adamson felt like Caveman and Zero from the movie Holes as we dug out the base of the pond. "Diggin up up oh diggit! You've gotta go dig them holes!" Joseph told us later when he saw the backyard he was really confused how the dirt dug itself. We had a good laugh.

The B~ family is doing good. We showed Christina the Gospel Library app and she was freaking out. It was like a kid on Christmas morning. She was so excited to start using it. They have already read several chapters into Nephi. So awesome. This week we also started teaching a man from Poland! He's got a pretty cool story and an excellent beard. I'll make sure I get a picture with him so I can show you guys. He speaks English as his second language and German as his first. He has a lot of interest in our message and wants to learn more about the Book of Mormon. Today we are going to read the introduction of the book of Mormon and a selection of scriptures that illustrate the Book of Mormon's purpose and power. We are excited!

We also started teaching a man named Juan who is from Mexico. He was a referral from the Blackwell Elders who are teaching his parents. Juan is in his Mid 40's and loves the missionaries. He use to feed the Elders when he lived in Mexico. Last week we taught him the restoration and he loved it. He knows that if he asks of God he will receive. We invited him to read, ponder and pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true.

Things are good I'm lovin' life. I just wish it would slow down. Thank you for your prayers! I love you all!

Sincerely, Elder Watkins

Not usually a cat person but these kittens were adorable

Yup. best buds
Cute baby bunny (he kept jumping out of my hand)

Zone Temple Day (taken back in January)

Goodbye Johnson Family!

Ponca City Refinery

Jenga Restoration lesson

Our foggy backyard


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