So this past week I said goodbye to my old Comp and hello to the new one. Elder Greenwood is really great. He is definitely going to help out this area a lot and he is going to be a great companion. We have already taught a couple lessons together and he knows a lot and is ready to learn more. I'm excited for the new transfer. For some reason we thought it would be a good idea to go out this morning on a bike ride for our exercise. When we came out side, there was about a half inch of snow on the ground and I don't know why that didn't stop us but I got to experience the first real snow in Arkansas by just about sliding face first into it this morning.
This week we got to have a pretty serious talk with Michael and he told us that he has to put the baptism on hold. His brother is really sick and so he doesn't want to plan anything so that he can be with him. He knows that baptism is something he needs and wants to do but it's just hard for him right now. Jo is getting things all figured out this week so we are hoping to schedule a date with him later this week.
We went and visit Anthony and Norma this past week and it was their daughters birthday. Among all the craziness, Norma came up to us and said that she wants to start reading the Book of Mormon with us because she wants to understand it. That is a huge step for her. We are hoping that that will motivate Anthony as well.
I hope you all are doing well and I know that as you are going throughout your day with your attitude focused on what you can do for someone else, then God will put those opportunities in your path. As a missionary, it is vital that we have this mind set. Every member is a missionary so keep the faith you have and move forward looking for service opportunities. I love you all and I hope you all have a blessed week!
Love, Elder Leavitt
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