Tuesday, August 27, 2013
This week was pretty great for Sister Brown and me. Whitney was baptized! It was so great. Her baptism was very her. She wanted a closed baptism so there were a few key people there. Like the Stake President and his wife, the bishops wife, the Ward mission leader, and then her close friends. She was super nervous but it was such a wonderful expereince. Sister Brown gave a wonderful talk on baptism so that was wonderful. It was sister Browns' first baptism and so i was really glad that she got have a part in the baptism. I lead the music and said the opening prayer. It was wonderful.
This weekend is Ashley's Baptism, which we are also very excited for. Ashley is also inviting everybody that she knows so that is super exciting. She is such a darling girl and we are very happy for her. Ashley's mother wasn't too open to the idea of being baptized but yesterday she went and talked with her mother again and now her mother is coming to the baptism to support her so we are so excited about that and overjoyed for Ashley. We are hoping to make her baptism just as great as Whitney's was!
We get the unique opportunity to go to a ward activity on Saturday up at a place called Priset River. It is going to be a lot of fun and we are hoping that a lot of the members will invite a non member to the activity. We are trying our best to motivate the ward to invite their friends and although it is picking up it is not quite all that we had hoped for. Hopefully there baptisms will get the ward so excited and help them to invite their friends. We know that some of Ashley's friends have to be prepared too so we are going to teach the restoration at her baptism and we are going to take everyone on a church tour afterwards! We are pretty excited for it!
My testimony of the Atonement has grown so much recently. As a mission we have been studying about the Atonement and relating everything that we teach back to the Atonement. I know that the Atonement is the Gospel!Everything is made possible through the Atonement and it is the most important knowledge that we can gain. It is only through our savior that we can be saved and return to live with our Heavenly Father. I am so thankful for all that my savior has done for me and i want to strive to show him each and everyday what His gift means to me as i serve the Lord with all my heart, might, mind and strength! I am so glad to be a missionary so that i have this time to teach me how to be a true disciple so that i can be a true disciple my whole life.
Anyway I hope you all have a great week!