This past week was a rough one to get through. Elder Anderson ended up getting really sick with the flu and was bed ridden for a couple of days. We had to do a lot of exchanging with the other elders so that we could get some lessons in. Right after he got over it, I caught what he had! I was only sick for a day but it was not an enjoyable one. The other day President Loveland's parents came into town and they all were in Fayetteville on Saturday. They invited us and some other elders to lunch. It was cool to sit down with the President and his parents and just talk about what's been going on with life. He is a farmer too. He's really funny and tells a bunch of old guy stories so it was a good time.
On Tuesday we got a text from Michael saying that he wasn't ready to be baptized this week. We were sad to hear that and we tried to see him last week but we couldn't set an appointment up with him. We don't know what's up at this point. We are hoping all is well with him and we are hoping to see him soon. On a brighter note, we visited Jo this past week and he has been cigarette free for the past 2 and 1/2 weeks. He called us up and was really excited about it. He said that he has been so busy lately that he has just forgotten about smoking. What a blessing that has been! We are meeting with him and setting up his baptism so I hope I'm not jinxing it.
This is the best time of year to reflect on our weaknesses ( even though we don't want to sometimes) and strive this next year to improve on them. I know that if we spiritually reflect on what we need to change and strengthen in our lives this next year, we can receive personal revelation that will bless our lives forever not just for a year. Love you all and I hope 2016 is a good one for everyone.
Love, Elder Leavitt