Hey mum!! Your date night sounded great! Sushi is sooooo good!!! I miss it!! We were actually able to find a pretty good fish n chips place here in Apollo Beach a few weeks ago! Add it to the list of places you need to come to when we visit here again. Your assumption was correct and I am staying in Apollo Beach for another transfer!! That is half my mission for sure and hopefully it will turn into a year!!!! ;D Here is a little update on our investigators and a couple miracles this week: Wade is currently not progressing towards baptism so there was no baptism yesterday. We haven't been able to see Aurora or Monika for a while.
BUT! Phillip is our shining star!! We taught him a few times this week and he is doing sooooooooo good! He is really excited for his baptism! (We set the date for April 27th but since we are having the Ft. Lauderdale temple dedication on May 4th in place of normal Sunday meetings, that would mean he would have to wait 2 weeks before getting the gift of the Holy Ghost and that would be soooooooo hard!!!!! So we are trying to see if he can get baptized maybe the 23rd and this is a really long parentheses.) We taught him The Plan of Salvation this week and he loved it. It made a lot of sense to him and he has been reading The Book Of Mormon. He LOVES it! As he read 2 Nephi 2 (amazing chapter. read it. study it. Love it.) he got his answer that the book is true. He felt such an outpouring of the Spirit and he could not deny it. He told us he has read it several more times just because he loves the way he feels as he reads it. He has The Book Of Mormon app and he even listened to the chapter and read along once! He was so excited to set the date to be baptized. And his daughter, Heavenly(10yrs) is excited too! He is going to let her decide if it is something she wants, but you can really tell when she feels the spirit because she gets so happy and has this wonderful light. We are basically thrilled!!! They are awesome.
Next, I want to tell you about Chuck(27yrs). He is equally awesome and legit. We were walking on Saturday and he biked passed us we both kinda looked at each other like we didn't know who was going to stop, but then he just turned around to talk to us and took out his headphones. He really wants to change his life. We set up a time to teach him this week(tomorrow actually) and we invited him to church. He told us that he wouldn't have a way, so we promised we could get him there and he got really excited. Our High Priest Group leader picked him up and before sacrament started we sat with him and he was asking us why he has had to go through so many hard things. We got out a Plan of Salvation pamphlet and talked to about opposition in all things. That gave him some peace and he started flicking through the pamphlet. On the back of the pamphlet there is a line that says, 'prepare to be baptized on....' And he pointed to it and asked if he could get baptized! NO JOKE. Before church even started!! It was basically amazing! Everyone in the ward was sooooo friendly to him(because Apollo Beach is awesome). The speakers were awesome, and in Sunday School we talked about families being eternal and it was all incredible! Chuck really loved it! He felt the spirit so strong! He was so happy! And after church he called his mum and told her how happy he was and that he was changing his life and that all he wanted to do was learn the word of God and be a missionary, traveling and teaching people how to follow Jesus Christ. NO JOKE. He is basically a dream come true. He called us after church and was so excited to tell us about how much he loved it all and he asked us about the Ft. Lauderdale temple open house going on right now (the ward is taking a trip there on Friday). He wanted to know what it was about and if he could go. He also asked us again what he needs to do before he can get baptized! Keep praying for him, because he is seriously awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahhhhhh!!!! So many other awesome things happened! Christian and Tracy went to the temple and got to be baptized for his mum!! Isn't that cool?!????? Also, just FYI our elders are both getting transferred! So we don't really know what's happening! But my address hasn't changed! I don't know what else! But I love you heaps!!!!! See you in a week, Sister OrmsbyCompanion Love
Pictures taken while at a 5K run last Saturday