Monday, March 18, 2013

So yes prayers are being answered.........Elder Armatage and his companion have a referral for Tuesday and are also teaching a 9 year old girl who wants to be baptized and her family! This is their first lessons and Elder Armatage is "stoked"! We have been praying for members hearts to be open to find families for the missionaries to teach. And they have been studying a lot and praying a lot!
Last Tuesday was his first transfer - they stayed in the same apartment though, were just changed to 2 new wards and Elder Bostic is still his companion.
They also spent Saturday moving a lady with a LOT of stuff to a new house all day but he said it was fun. Next week Elder Armatage will be giving a talk in his new ward. I wish I could hear it. He has been out 3 months now!!  He said last week "it's just hard to stay positive but the Lord will help us when He sees it fit.  It's hard to comprehend how much the Lord is in our lives and we don't even realize it!!  ha ha yeah mom i still haven't changed I am still way goofy"
We are so proud of all you are doing Elder Armatage!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Email and a letter in one day - I am so happy!!
Elder Armatage said their days are full of studying and praying and studying more. They are praying to find someone to teach. They don't go out in the day because no one is home. But he feels like he is getting the "hang" of his mission and how to teach by the Holy Ghost. And he did say he is writing in his journal which is great!
He enjoyed his birthday, went to a Ward Game night and they sang Happy Birthday to him. He bought a bike from Elder Hills so now has that to get around but they must also have a car, too.
I had asked him about the snow that we heard about they had one day in Mesa and this is what he said: "they call it snow but it wasn't snow it was hail that stuck not snow". Funny! But this week it has been 65-70's so it is very nice. Sounds great!
He knows the Lord answers prayers. We are all praying that they will find a family to teach. They rely a lot on the members to give them names.
He loves getting letters, so would love to hear from you. The church is true!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Elder Armatage's 20th Birthday! A sister in the ward wrote and said they had a Ward party tonight and the Elders were there. They sang Happy Birthday to Elder Armatage who was very embarrassed, but I am glad they did that for him since we couldn't. She also said that he refused to eat the cake because he is worried about getting fat! And here is the picture she sent - typical Kyle expression: