Monday, January 5, 2015

Baptism!! Week 49


So this week was one of those slow at times and incredibly exciting at others! 

On Tuesday we had an awesome district meeting talking about D&C 121 34-46, one of the scriptures we have been asked to memorize as a mission. Then we had to go and pick up a wheel chair and push it all the way through town to the church because the branch president had someone he had to get one to. It was pretty funny having people stare and talk to us about it. But later on in the day we had an awesome lesson with Tammy about the importance of the Book of Mormon. It was really good and she was telling us about how she wants to find the time to really sit down and study it which was really awesome!

On Wednesday we had a really cool experience going to a part of our area we don't really go to. When we were getting off the bus there was a man sitting next to us and told us that he was going to pay for us. So we walked with him to his home getting to know him and found out that he is the grandson of a member of the branch. He had met with missionaries a long time ago but was very interested in the message that we shared with him and his family. It was really great! We were also able to go and see Calicia who got baptized on Saturday! We went over the interview questions with her and made sure she knew she was ready.

On Thursday was New Years day. We had tried to set up appointments with investigators and members but both had told us that they would be busy. So Thursday was kind of a bust of a day except for the awesome lunch and lesson we shared with a less active family about gifts from God.

On Friday we headed up to a different part of our area that we haven't been to as much and we met someone that we had contacted earlier and shared the restoration with her. She had told us before that she is only here on a holiday and that she is going back on the 8th so we were hoping that what we shared with her would interest her enough to get into contact with some missionaries back in the states. Also on Friday we met some other missionaries to do Calicia's baptismal interview which went perfectly.

Saturday morning we woke up and got ready to head over to the church to fill the baptismal font. Everyone showed up and it was a very big success. Everything went perfectly. It was really great to have the opportunity to baptize her myself. She is a wonderful young women who is already telling us about her friends and family that she wants to take us by! It is amazing to see the impact that the gospel can have on a persons life!

Yesterday was normal church, there were a few less people there than usual because of some rain in the morning, but it was a really nice service. Also later that night we had choir practice and we were able to go by a members house to practice because that member can't walk very far. He has a problem with his legs and can't move them very much and can't make it to church. He was the first person baptized on St. Vincent and is extremely converted to the gospel, so it was really great to go over and visit and sing with him.

It was a great week! We had a lot of work to do and will continue to work hard!

I love you guys so much!

Love, Elder Dorrance

Guess boys never get too old to pick up gross stuff off the ground.  Human?

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