Tuesday, December 13, 2016

November 13, 2016

Like that one Bananarama song
It wasn't too much of a cruel summer but it has been SCALDING hot. The last few days of the week it got up to 40 degress Celsius (which I think is 100 degrees farenheit or something. So we tried to avoid door knocking when we could but in consequence we didn't have any new investigators! That's how it goes I guess. This week we're just gonna have to sweat it out if it continues to be this hot. But Sunday started out pretty out but got really cloudy and rained HARD for the rest of the day. Apparently Mareeba had lightning bolts everywhere and wind blowing trees down. But we didn't get over there until most of the storm had subsided. Wednesday we had interviews with President McSwain. He is just the coolest. 
We found out Billy Jo, one of our investigators, can get sealed to her boyfriend Tony and their kids in the temple even though they weren't married and stuff. We thought she was going to go head over heels to learn that, but when we went by Sunday to teach their family she just kind of sat there. We asked her if she believed us but she wasn't sure, and we asked her if she wanted to know, and she still wasn't sure. So she's still got some obstacles, as is evidenced by the fact that she's been investigating for over 2 years now but we were able to get her permission for her son Cody to get put on baptismal date again. A couple of our other investigators Xanthe and Kaysan are progressing well though, they just need to get married. It's a long process in Australia but it'll be worth it! We also set a baptismal date with our investigator Paul, because he really wants the priesthood to bless his home and family, and eventually he wants his family sealed in the temple , however the major roadblock there is that his wife is a super devout SDA, which is a very popular religion among the island people and very traditional, kind of like Catholicism in other cultures. We'll see how that goes. All is going well. President McSwain advised me to study HARDER which I have no problems with. Good deal.
Elder Cummings

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