Hello Family and Friends! I can't even tell you how busy we have been over the last week and how busy we are going to continue to be! It's crazy! The work in Marion is moving forward! Our investigators are doing amazing! Keith Manns is working on getting baptized this Saturday the 25th of September! We just have to finish teaching him the lessons and get him interviewed by the district leader! He has been living the Word of Wisdom for 2 weeks now. Well mostly, he has had one slip up on Friday but if he stays clean and will live it from now on he will be able to be baptized on Saturday! It's so exciting seeing these people's lives changed! Abby is doing good. She is having a little more difficult time living the word of wisdom but is trying and has cut back on smoking. Her boyfriend moved out the other night after we taught her the Law of Chastity! Pretty exciting! We are also teaching her 2 little girls Zoey and Chloe who are 10 and 8! They will be getting baptized on October 9th if she can quit smoking! Tara is also amazing! She has been living the Word of Wisdom and has only slipped up once in the last week! All of these investigators have been coming to church and loving it! It's just fabulous! We have a few other investigators we are just continuing to work with! We also have 50 people that we have to contact in the next few weeks. We had a booth in the popcorn festival and that is how many people we got to sign up and so hopefully some good investigators will come off of the list! It's just great!
Transfers were this week and as you can tell I am still in Marion. I did get a new companion though. Her name is Sister Loosli. Pronounced Loose-ly, like tightly and loosley! She is really awesome! I have come to love her already! I know we are going to do some great work this transfer. She is from Southern California from a city called Irvin. She has been on her mission only 3 weeks longer than me. It was cool because she actually is from the Cincinnati Mission. She went into the MTC 3 weeks earlier than me. I stayed in her room and we had the same teachers in the MTC. It was cool and so we learned a lot of the same things from our MTC teachers and we are going to be celebrating our 1/2 way marks together! I love her though!
I got the medical letter. Thank you. They are drawing my blood in 6 weeks and I think they are doing 3 tests on it. And then I will go to doctor Kwaja on Nov 30. Thank you for sending me pictures of Rhondee's wedding! She is so beautiful! I love her and hope she is happy! I did hear that Kennedy is engaged! That's so cool! I am excited for her! I still can't believe how many people have gotten married since I left! I am going to come home and be the only single person left! Crazy! Hopefully I won't stay single for to long though.
But time is up! I love you all so much! Thanks again for all the love and support that you give me! I love getting letters and packages from most of you! It's so exciting to get mail! I hope you have a great week!
Love, Sister Madison Whitney Read the Book of Mormon! It's amazing! I have grown so much from reading it daily! I know it's Another Testament of Christ and it truly will bring us closer to Christ and our Heavenly Father!