Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hello everyone!!!!!
I hope you all are doing great. I love you all so much. Well first and most important thing is first HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well actually I think when you read this it will not be your birthday yet, but it russia it is your birthday today!!!!!!!!! So you can celebraty for a little longer than normal. Well iu hope you have a great birthday and that everyone does something nice for you. So hint hint everyone haha. I just love you so much mom, thanks for everything you do for me. You will be getting a package (who nows when though) and there will be some bday presents for you. I LOVE YOU SOOOOO MUCH MOMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well things are great here in Irkutsk. Two of our investigators we have set dates with for them to get baptized next week!!! Marina and Anya. They are two young girls and are just great!! Marina is the one that we met last week, she is just amazing and so ready for the gospel. She accepts everything we teach her and is so willing to follow the commandments we teach her about, even if they are new to her. She is a miricle. Anya is also great. We have been meeting with her for 2 transfers and she had progressed alot. There has been some things we have had to work through with her but she is ready know for baptism. So we are praying this baptisms happen next week and everything is great. We would appreciate your prayers aswell for this two girls. Prayer are mighty! We have another young girl named Natasha, who we think will be ready for baptism soon too, but its really hard to meet with her cuz she doesnt have a phone. She is really excited about the gospel and has been to church and really like it. So we are praying everything goes well with her. Also last night this girl, who is a member, came to english club. She hasnt been to church or english club for like a year. She is a great girl though and we are going to start meeting with her and try and help her stregthen her testimony and come back to church. I really feel we can help her. A big part of our work is the less actives here and its great when they start coming back to church after a long period of time. They just have to be reminded about the gospel and remember that it is true. Thats why it is so important that we go to church every week. If we miss only 1 or 2 sundays,. its easier to miss more. Satan really workd on us and tempts us and the longer we are away for church and for hearing and studying the gospel the more he is able to lead us away. Every sunday we are able to stregthen ourselves and each other. THe gospel is SOOOOOO important but sometimes its easy to forget parts of it. I am just so thankful for the gospel and im so greatful to be on a mission. I can see that i have changed a lot since last July 15th when i entered the MTC. The gospel changes us and makes us better. THe Lord is our example and when we strive to follow him and his commandment life is just so much better. We need to always keep the savior as the center of our lives.
Well i love you all so much. Thank you for everything. Keep being amazing!!!!! Sorry this email wasnt very long
Ok the picture are 1st: my companion and i with marina our investigator, 2nd: at a sevice project, 3rd: standing by the wall (its funny because every once in a while we find funny english words on the walls) 4th: with the branch president, his wife, and daughter, and the southams who are the senior couple here
love always,
Sister Mindy Gneiting

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