Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Week 21: "Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized"

This week was so much fun! It started out with a bang. Literally!

We told some members we would help them move houses and we went by their house and the building next to it was on fire! It wasn't like a fire you could put out with like a cup of water either, this baby was massive! Then we helped them move for about three hours. We all thought it would be way easy so we wore our proselyting clothes and by the end we were all soaked with sweat. 

Check out my glutes!

There place was on the third floor so I got a nice workout for my glutes walking up that many stairs! 

Then this week we also had an exchange with the assistants to the president. That was really fun too! We made big meals so as to make them think we were good cooks. 

Next thing that happened this week was, Thanksgiving of course! So much fun. We got to go to The Bailey's house for dinner, and they had a turkey, stuffing, rolls, and all different kinds of food. It was super good. 

After that we drew names so we can start our secret Santa shopping.

This Friday we had kind of a second Thanksgiving feast… just the elders in our house. We had a true feast for fools. We made a ton of food. It was amazing. Friday also marks the start of my baking career. I made some cinnamon rolls, complete with icing from scratch. They had to have been good, because Elder Hibbert in our house ate like, six of them. 

We also received an announcement that the “He is the Gift” initiative has begun! So come on everyone, get into the Christmas Spirit! We have already started decorating our house and since our Thanksgiving meal, we have been listening solely to Christmas music. 

Now for the BIG news of the week which also explains the title. Our investigator who that thought he was going to have to leave for Vietnam figured everything out, and we were able to prepare him such that yesterday… he stepped into the waters of Baptism! It was so amazing! All the members were ecstatic and so was I. 
"Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized..." Mosiah 18:10
The members all brought food for him and the testimony he gave after was really special. He talked about how he doesn't have any family here, and now he feels like he does… one big family. My companion and I each gave him one of our shirts, a tie, and a pair of pants so he would look sharp. The feeling is something I will never forget. 

This week was one that will go down as a highlight in my journal for sure. 

Thanks for all that you do for me. Love you!

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