On Saturday we were able to go to the Boston Temple with a lot of our ward. The entire Young Men and Young Women's group went up to do baptisms for the dead, and we also got to bring some of our Recent converts along as well. So 4 of the people I have been fortunate enough to teach and help prepare for their own baptisms were able to go to the temple and do baptisms for their own ancestors, and I was able to be a part of it. It is awesome to see them in the temple and to see how far some of them have came since we began teaching them. The Gospel truly is a Gospel of change, and I love seeing that change take place within people! The Temple was packed Saturday, and so they needed us to help out in the baptistry. Elder Morgan and I worked as the people doing the confirmations, so we probably did about 400 confirmations while we were there for a few hours. It was a great blessing to see the RC in the temple and to be able to serve in the temple a little bit as well.
Unfortunately we didn't have Joann's baptism this Sunday, but it will definitely happen this coming Sunday, the 27th. Bishop Marble had a few concerns about having the baptism earlier than scheduled, but those have been worked out now and everything is good to go for Sunday. On Easter Bishop actually invited the 4 of us missionaries over for Easter Dinner, and he invited Joann to come over as well. So we had a really nice Easter dinner with Bishop and his family, and the food was great! Joann doesn't really have any family around either, so we were all very grateful that Bishop had invited all of us into his home to spend Easter with him and his family.
Yesterday we had probably the best p-day ever, it was one I will never forget at least! Yesterday was Patriots Day here in New England, which is a really big deal out here. It is the day of the Boston Marathon, and Boston is just crazy that day. We were lucky enough to be able to go up and to experience all of it firsthand. The Red Sox always play the morning of Patriots Day, and we really wanted to go but tickets were really, really expensive. We decided to press our luck and tried to scalp some tickets. We actually found some for a pretty good deal and they were good seats, so we definitely lucked out there. The game was so much fun, we loved every second of it. The Red Sox lost by one but it was still a really close and good game. Then after that we went and saw a little bit of the Boston Marathon ending, and just hung out in Boston the rest of the day. I was even able to run into the Lewis family from back home! It was great to see some familiar faces all the way out here in Boston. Love you all!
Temple trip with all of the youth from the ward, plus a few of our recent converts!
The Bryan Lewis Family from Paradise!