Sunday, January 22, 2012

17 January 2012

So I was typing in the subject for this message I simply typed 1/17/2011 Wow I wish it was that time again!
The Lord is working very hard here in Arizona and has and will once again see the harvest of his vineyard. Today I recieved a e-mail as we do every week from the mission president. He simply told us of the blessings that have been happening here and the miracles as well! We have had the highest number of baptismal dates that he has seen in his 6 months of being here!! The mission goal for 2012 is 1,000 baptisms I believe it is very possible and that as we are diligent it can happen!!!

This last sunday we had a fireside with Elders Pickerd and Nielson of the 70. What an amazing blessing it is for us to have them to tell and to explain the missionary work for this area in southern Arizona.

We have also been able to make a difference to a family here what an amazing blessing it has been to work with them.. For confidentiality purposes I will call them the Johnson Family They are a family that makes up a mother from El Salvador, daughter from her first marriage, and 2 other daughters from her current marriage. One of the Daughters from her current marriage in 9 years old and has a cleft palet ( hope I spell that right) she will go in to surgery to have it fixed tomorrow. She has not spoken in 9 years and has had trouble communicating with her family ( most of which speak spanish, but english as well) We have had the opportunity to help and teach her how to sign. What a blessing it is to have the lord use us to strengthen His kingdom! ( did i mention that all of them are converts to the church...)

Have an awesome day! and an amazing week! keep your head up! I love you!

_\../ Elder Karlson \../_

Arizona Tucson Mission "Saves Souls"
939 W Chapala Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704

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