Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mission Extension

Dear Family,

We have officially requested the extension of our Mission from November 4, 2014 to April 13, 2015.  AND  We have received an official approval of our extension:

To the Hepworths, our dear and wonderful friends....
You have been APPROVED!!!
You are extended until April 13th.
Blessings on you!
Richard D. Hanks, President
Alabama Birmingham Mission

Thought you would want to see our notification.  Our Branch is so very happy that we are staying longer.  We were at one of the members home last Tuesday night.  He said his 1st wish was to go to the Temple and his 2nd wish was that we would move our family down here and stay. We really do love these southern friends. 

Tonight I had the opportunity to go with the Sister Missionaries to teach a gentleman that they had met walking in downtown Camden.  He is an “Ordained Deacon” in the Baptist Church and I was a little worried about bible bashing, but it was not that way at all.  He knew a little about Mormons, but said he had never taken the opportunity to hear what they believed.  We taught the lesson on the Restoration of the Gospel.  He had some very good questions and I felt we were able to answer him with scriptures and with testimony.  There was a wonderful spirit in the room and he invited us to come back for another lesson.  It seemed to me that several times he pondered what was said, as if he were giving it extra thought.  I was grateful for the opportunity to share in the gospel discussion.  I am so grateful that I have a Testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that I am a member of His church.  We have so many, many blessings in our lives because of Him and His Gospel.  Cherish your Testimony.  We love you and think of you very often.   Love, Grandma and Grandpa

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