Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Liz's Baptism

My first baptism is in the books! Liz was baptized this Sunday, and everything went so well. She has been looking forward to this day for a long time, and she was so glad that it finally happened. It is amazing to see the changes in peoples lives that occur as they progress in the Gospel. It was a perfect day, one that I will definitely never forget. Something that I have been trying to keep in mind is to stay humble. With Liz being baptized this past week, and the Nehilas being baptized this week, we have had quite a bit of success here in Waterford. I have to keep in mind that it isn't us that did all of the work. The Lord has been working on these people throughout their whole lives, and it is amazing to see how the Lord's hand has been in their lives and prepared them to be baptized. I am just so grateful that Heavenly Father trusts us enough to be the missionaries who help them at this important stage of their lives.

We also received some bad news this week. Our investigator Constance is moving away at the end of the month. She has been super interested in learning more about our Church, and things seem to be clicking for her. She has told us many times that she just can't believe how perfect our church is, and it just sounds so right to her. So we will be able to teach her this week, and that will be the last time. Then we will have to turn her over to the Elders in her new area. We are hoping the transition will go smoothly and she will keep progressing!

On Saturday we went to this event called Sailfest. It is a huge celebration here in New London. They have a really cool fireworks show each year where they shoot them off from a barge out on the ocean. Well unfortunately it was a foggy night, and so the fireworks were a little difficult to see but it was still a lot of fun. Saturday night was also T-Text (Transfer Text) night. So each Saturday before transfers the mission sends out a big group of text messages to all of the missionaries in the mission. In the texts they just say which missionaries are being transferred and where they are going. So I found out that I will be staying in Waterford, and my new companion is going to be Elder Batts, but his name is all I know about him. So this Thursday will be transfer meeting where I will meet Elder Batts and get things rolling again here in Waterford. Have a great week!

Last district meeting before transfers.

Liz's Baptism!
Elder Fletcher, Liz, Elder Pulsipher
 Elder Pulsipher's bishop and his motorcycle. He is 68 years old and still rides this motorcycle that goes about 180 miles per hour!  The Elder's thought that was pretty crazy!

1 comment:

  1. Good job on the baptism! Hope the Bishop doesnt offer you a ride!