S's baptismal date is coming up closer and closer (2 weeks!). Satan is working hard, but so is God. Good always prevails anyway, right? That, is, if we let it.
We've also been teaching many less-active families. Sometimes, when we teach less-active members, we have to gauge their level of interest and their progress (as in how much they really want to come back to church). This past Sunday, two of those less-active families came to church. It was so great seeing them! There was just a light about them that radiated from their faces because they were finally able to make it back to church.
The hardest part now is to continue to go to church, a.k.a. endure to the end.
"And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.
Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life" (2 Nephi 31:19-20, italics added).
Even if things don't go the way I expect, or appointments and investigators fall through, all I need is a hope in Christ and a perfect brightness of HOPE.
Stay the path! Endure to the end!