August was very busy for everybody. Football and school started in Utah and (Mom couldn’t get to the blog) some pressure and trials happened in Indiana. All in all, it was a highly successful month.
Email and letters from Elder Ballif were mostly short and sweet. There were quite a few letters that will not be included here because of the delicate nature of a difficulty with a friend of Elder Ballif’s who is struggling with his testimony. Please pray for this young man. His struggle is actually real and very serious.
Here is a quick rundown of a few emails:
Mom: The teacher is always quiet during the test.
Elder: That is profound, Momma. You just blew my mind. That’s going on my quote wall.
Elder: We had a great week by the way. We had four investigators at church so that was awesome.
Mom: Did you get the package?
Elder: Yes, I did. Thank you so much!
Mom: Whew! Good.
Dear Parents, Family, and Priesthood Leaders,
Today we had some extreme weather (including some tornadoes) pass through Indiana. We have contacted all of our missionaries and can report that they are all well and safe. There are still some spots of extreme weather in the State of Indiana, but at the moment it looks like it will not be impacting our mission. We know you may have had some concern for your missionary, so we wanted to assure you that your missionary is safe. Your continued prayers for our safety are so much appreciated. The weather patterns change so quickly in Indiana, so we sometimes do not know what lies around the corner.
We love our missionaries so much and appreciate the sacrifices you have made to allow them to be here.
President and Sister Carlson
Indiana Indianapolis Mission