From Elder and Sister Whetten (serving in my ward):
This pic [below] was taken, Friday, May 1, 2015. Steve is a new convert. He was baptized in Nov 2014. His dear mother Angie is returning to activity in church after a long absence. They have known much heartache, sorrow, poverty, and despair. However, she knows God loves her and her son. She knows God has provided for them, has never forgotten nor forsaken them even in their darkest hours—being homeless, living in a car, etc. Since moving to Lake Forest , CA. and returning to full activity in the church, a NEW “fresh” beginning has begun! Life, though still a struggle, is improving.
They have grateful hearts. She has a job and is working, Steve will soon graduate from high school, which is a miracle, since he had to make up 2 years of high school, which he has done in 1 year.
Elder Hair and Elder Davis are meeting with him to teach “After Baptism Lessons, ” He often accompanies them when they have teaching appointments, and they involve him in service projects as well.
He loves his association with them. Elder and Sister Whetten meet with them weekly in their apartment and teach Temple Preparation Lessons. Both will soon receive their Patriarchal Blessings. It is a joy to witness their growing faithfulness, personal commitment and desire to follow of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father’s Plan.