Elder Buxton at the Kyiv Temple while on a visa trip

Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21 ,2011

PRIVET!!!! Happy Thanksgiving! :)
So this week I went to Latvia. Weird right?! But Elder C and I were there for just a short time. He is a new missionary in my zone and he is great. It's not allowed to leave the country twice on one visa so Elder Aiken couldn't come with me. Fortunately it also didn't change my coming home date. President said that I should be able to get 60 days on my last visa. Things in Ufa are amazing! I really love this place sooo much. Right now we are kind of having some rough times because it's been a few months since we've had a baptism. But other miracles are happening and there are a few golden investigators that are so close. We do have a baptismal date with ~~~ for the 2nd of Dec. But we are thinking that we are going to have to push that back a week or two because it has been hard to get meetings again this week. But he will be baptised for sure. :) Also the Elders have a really great investigator ~~~ is his name (African) He is also going to be baptised soon. We have a lot of potential going on here but just like all areas they have their ups and their downs. Satan can't stop this work from progressing, that's for sure. We did see a lot of success from the singing last week. We had a lot of church commitments but the weather was really bad. It was like a blizzard before church. So none of them came but they will and it gave the whole zone a lot of potential investigators. We actually did it again yesterday. It was just as successful. We also had members with us and an investigator who is one of the most Christ like people I have ever met. We had some really good meetings with ~~~ this week.
She came to church and really enjoyed it. She is sooo close but yet so far away. She knows the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet but doesn't quite understand yet that after you know, that everything else falls into place. She's great though and we love her, but it is frustrating sometimes haha. ~~~ and ~~~ are also doing well. They have read quite a bit of trash on the net but we know the Spirit will work with them. They will come around as well. We also have been teaching the power of the Book of Mormon and reading it daily. We read "None were with Him" by Elder Holland and testified of Christ. Reading the Book of Mormon everyday gives strength:) Also, yes, I did know about Vitally's baptism but not the details thank you sooo much that's so awesome!!
Sound like all is going well with the fam and with the Wedding plans. :) I pray for you all everyday. Cohen and Avery sound so cute I love them so much. Give everyone my love.
Love,
Carson

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