Things are still going good! Had a tough week last week with depression and all but luckily I'm working my way out of it now so this week should be a good one! There are 2 greenies in the district now so it adds a little more stress to my plate but I guess that's what I paid for right...? It's spring break for Iowa State so pretty much the town is deserted. Church was empty, it was like I was in a branch again. It was a good Sunday anyway! Austin is still doing really well. He's struggling to talk to his parents about wanting to get baptized but he knows its what is right and is such a smart kid. He figured out that the reason he isn't getting an answer to his prayers is because he doesn't fully intend to act on the answer he receives. He fears that his parents won't approve of it. He also attends another church by himself and helps them with things so doesn't want to tell them that he is joining a different church either. Luckily he has a great support system from the Greene family and really wants to do what the Lord wants him too. It's funny how much fear plays such a huge role in our lives. Fear that it won't work the way we want it to, fear that we will get an answer to do something that we don't really want to do, fear that we'll make a mistake. So many fears that hold us back from doing what's right and what we know we should. When in reality if we lay aside all of those fears everything works out and we are SO much happier because of it!
Love Elder Jach-Goates