To the Missionaries of the Great Texas Houston Mission,
There has never been a better time to be serving in the Texas Houston Mission! It looks like we will be enjoying a White Christmas here in the South! We are having a remarkable November and already have more people at this stage of the month with dates for December than we have ever had for an upcoming month since we have been here! Wonderful things are happening as a consequence of your commitment to find and to use the the Book of Mormon as the powerful tool for conversion it was designed and preserved to be!
We have heard from many of you about the wonderful experiences you had taking your own family names to the temple this week. We are so happy for you and for those of your family who received the saving ordinances for which they have been longing.
We are looking forward to be with you this week during zone conferences. We would like for you to prepare for 5 minute talks with the following assignments:
Senior (longer serving) companion: 1 Samuel 15:1-23. Help us understand what is of greatest value to the Lord and what are the temptations we face to confuse or forget this.
Junior (shorter serving) companion: Alma 37:38-47. Help us understand the application of this teaching to our success as representatives of Jesus Christ in Houston.
We love each of you and look forward to learning from and being with you this week!
(The Elder with the glasses is our DL and he's the best! So funny)
(Stayin 'cool' in Spring)
(Elder Lozano, our DL, drew this for a less active. Pretty neat)
-- Elder Mark Vickers
Mark Owen Vickers
Nov 14 (3 days ago)
to me, bcc: me
Coming up on week 6 of this transfer. Wow this one flew right by. Other missionaries kept telling me how the mission would speed up as time went on but I wasn't quite expecting just how fast.
We are still working with T and T. They are great kids and always have great comments during our lessons. , their mom, is doing great! Honestly I have never met someone who once they received the gift of the Holy Ghost progressed so quickly in the Gospel. She is amazing!
Many other great opportunities to preach the Gospel. Loving it here in Spring. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help y'all.