Josh's current address is 51 N 2nd St. Apt 310 Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Packages and letters will be safer going to the mission home. The mission home address is 721 Paxon Hollow Road Ste. B, Broomall, PA 19008. Keep in mind that there will be a delay because it take some time to get packages and letters from the mission home to Josh.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

6/1/2015

Hey Dad,
I'm glad to hear you had a good birthday week, that's awesome that they all were able to coordinate that. I got the pictures of the girls and it seems like you had a fun time at the beach. Oh and what's with the cat? Haha
Well this week we had a lot of quality lessons with new investigators. On Monday Lisa had us over for dinner and that was really cool and we had a big water gun fight with her kids even though we were in our shirts and ties still haha. While driving home we decided to stop by to see a recent convert and we were able to see him for the first time in a couple weeks. He started a job so he's hard to get in touch with and I guess yesterday he was sick so he didn't come to church again. 
On Tuesday we had an FHE appointment with the Rolons but when we got there the wife asked if we could come the next day. So I left them the plate of cookies I made (I finally made cookies for the first time on my mission) and we went to a less actives house. We were with a member (Brother Anderson) and he knew this sister very well so we went and finally saw her for the first time since March. Afterwards we went back to the church and a sister in the ward wanted to introduce us to her friend who is from Romania. His name is Radu and he had been going through some tough times and he wanted a blessing. So we talked with him for a bit about the Plan of Salvation especially the Atonement. We then gave him a blessing which he asked me to perform. Afterwards he said he felt as if electricity was running through his body. We set up an appointment for a couple days later and gave him a Plan of Salvation pamphlet to read. So that was awesome!
Wednesday we got to meet with the Rolons. They actually had their friends over that had been asking questions about us. So we started teaching and answering questions they had. We started going into Plan of Salvation but it didn't feel right and then it just transitioned into the Restoration and ran much smoother from there. It was really great and they both asked for a Book of Mormon! 
Thursday we had another lesson with Radu and went over the Plan of Salvation. He read the whole thing and had great questions as well. We invited him to be baptized and he accepted. He said he knew the Plan of Salvation to be true. He said he and his 12 year old daughter would go to church.
Friday I went to Missionary Leadership Council, I left the apartment at 5:40 am and got back at 9:25 pm. Just one big meeting haha it was good seeing everyone though haha. 
Sunday we finally had ward council. It was really nice having. Anyway, Radu and his daughter came so that was great and they both seemed to really enjoy it:) after church we had a lesson with our WML Brother Jnbaptiste's friend Kyle. We went over the Plan of Salvation as well and it went really well and he wants "to be Mormon" haha.  It was a good week Dad:)
It's been amazing seeing the changes that people go through and how much happier they become as they bring God more into their lives. I am very happy that I have chosen to serve as a missionary.
I love you Dad
Love,
Elder Barker

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