Monday, June 17, 2013

"I can't stop smiling!"

Welp. This week was fan-freaking-tastic. “W” did get baptized! We taught him everything this week, he felt the Spirit super strong, he committed to live all the commandments, and he was baptized! So amazing how the Lord has prepared people so much. Ah and the baptism was SO amazing. The Spirit was way strong during the ordinance, then “W” came in happy as can be, smiling from ear to ear. I was sitting next to him and asked, "How do you feel ‘W?’" "I can't stop smiling" .. Aw. Loved it. We went over to his house after church and his 2 year old daughter was there visiting him. And I thought he was happy at the baptism, but you should have seen him with his daughter. OMG. He was like, "This is the best day of my life". Ooh. I love him so much. That was for sure the highlight of the week. 
We met with “K,”  she's progressing well. We tried to get her baptized as well, but she was with her dad on Sunday and wasn't able to make it to church. Hmm.. Oh. We also have a girl named “J.” There's a recent convert, “M,” who got baptized in Feb, but hadn't been confirmed yet since after her baptism, her work started making her work on Sundays. So we've tried to stop by her a few times but never made contact. Finally we did, about a week and a half ago, and she's living with a friend, “J.” They're both about 25. Really cool. We got both of them to church yesterday and “M” confirmed! :) And “J” is gonna get baptized this Sunday! We just gotta teach her everything :) haha it's hard to meet with them. But it will happen. Yup..
It's all good. Happy Father's Day dad. Hope it was as fun as it sounds. The card I sent is a stand up card so you can put it on your desk at work, only if you want to ;) That'd be sweet. I love you all family and friends! Stay safe and be good!
Oh. And another thing. The prayers were 'by invitation' at the baptism, so Bro “G” (who was conducting) got up and asked if there would be a volunteer for the closing prayer, and “W” goes ahead and bows his head where he's sitting, and starts saying the closing prayer!! (that happened in all our lessons and even in gospel principles) Ah. SO awesome! haha. He thanked God for being baptized twice in the prayer, and told God how happy he was. AMAZING.
Elder JR Thorne

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