We had a wonderful turnout today at our Servicemen's Branch. We counted 16 soldiers in attendance, which is great. We love these young men and will do all that we can to help them grow in faith and activity.
This evening we went out to visit one of our military families. The husband separated from the Army, but his wife is still active duty and very pregnant; she is 8 months along. While there he asked us to explain the beginnings of the church to his wife; we told them we would be happy to. We talked about our Heavenly Father, prophets, Joseph Smith, and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. The entire evening was wonderful, a pleasant, comfortable Spirit was present with us. We gave her a copy of the Book of Mormon, and a copy of Elder Gowans' book, too. She requested a priesthood blessing, so we gave her that just before we left.
Afterward we went to visit the Edmundson family. He just returned from deployment as his wife began premature labor about 2 or 3 weeks ago. It was good to see them and see that she is doing well. It was their lawn that Elder Gowans mowed all summer long.