January 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your prayers and for the updates on current events at home. Things, unfortunately, have been spiraling down a bit. We have been tracting like crazy and, one by one, we have been losing our investigators. Practically all appointments have been dropped this week and we have been sorta going on a reactivation mission. To top it all off, the branch has been [struggling with internal strife that has made getting referrals from difficult.] I can't tell you Mom how devastated I am right now. A branch that has members that [don't love and support each other] is bound for failure. I kinda feel like I am not doing anything to help the branch much...
On the upside, we helped re-activate a young man, Christian, and he wants to serve a mission now. We are very excited for him and we have taken him out with us and he has seen the difficulty of the mission through us. He is still excited. We are hoping for a miracle to happen right now and we are going to focus more on the members right now... I am talking with President Lewis soon and we are going to figure out a plan of attack. Hopefully, things will look up. I love you Mom.