Oklahoma is rubbin off on me big time! I love it here though. The people are so nice and receptive to the gospel. It has been so hot here all week! Its been in the 90's and Sit got up to 96! Whew! This week I've been losin weight because it's so hot outside. Also our area is approx. 120 square miles so we bike anywhere from 15 to 25 miles every day. A majority of it is farm land but there's still people that need the truth there too! The Ward here is amazing. They are so focused on missionary work. Bishop Ketcher is on fire and has several new people for us to teach. The work is truly hastening and I love being a part of it. President Walkenhorst told us about an apostle that came last year to speak to the whole mission. He said, "The south with soon explode with missionary work! The people here will flock to the True Church because they will not be able to stand their own preachers!" Wow!! So amazing! I could not believe it when he said this. I think that we are just beginning to see the start of this explosion. The members here are doing more work for the missionaries than we can handle! It's a dream ward for missionaries! It's keeping us busy and bringing many souls to the truth. A recent convert here is goin to the temple to do baptisms for the dead so me and Elder Staheli got permission from president to go with him!! Any excuse we can find to go to the temple! The work is so strong here and the members make all the difference! I love it! I love the people, I love the work and I love this gospel. I love that I now have the wonderful opportunity to share it with others! Its definitely not easy but it's worth it. I left my family for 2 year so the people of Oklahoma could be with theirs for eternity. How amazing it is to see the gospel work wonders in the lives of others. I hope y`all are taking every chance you get to share your beliefs with others. You never know who the Lord has been preparing to receive the gospel. Remember that the Lord loves all of us and wants us all to return to live with him again. Trust me! I know it can be hard but its so worth it!
With lots of love from Yukon Oklahoma!