Well this week was amazing! Yesterday we had Andrew's baptism, he was so excited. His baptism was at 1:00 yesterday, there were many members from the ward that came to support Andrew it was great! President Nelson was there even! The spirit was there really strong there. Andrew told us after the baptismal service that when we gave him the gift of the holy ghost, that he felt this really warm feeling and that he felt so happy. It was like a happiness that he never felt in his life, he said that he was so grateful for the gospel and how it's changed his life. The experience that I've had to teach Andrew and see him grow has truly strengthen my testimony that this is Christ's true church on the earth, that the gospel of Jesus Christ bring us true
happiness and if we live it will help us to fulfill our true potential. I am so grateful for the chance that I had to grow up raised in the gospel, even though I took it for granted for the majority of my life. We can feel of our Heavenly Father's love in great abundance as we follow the example that Jesus Christ set for us and we keep the commandments. So Andrew's baptism was really awesome and I'm grateful for him and I know that he will be strong member and will do many great things in the church.
|Andrew At His Baptism|
This week we got to work with President alot too, we are nearing the completion of finishing our mormon.org video we hope to get it done by the end of this week. On Wednesday we went to an area called Whiterock with President Nelson. We filmed him giving a training session that was given to members on how to work with the new mormon.org campaign that the church has been working really hard on. We worked with President to create the training and basically it involves how to create a mormon.org profile using the new mormon.org pass along cards as well as being aware of all the advertisements that the church has been rolling out, telling people if they want to learn more about the church go to mormon.org to learn more. It's such an awesome website and I really like it alot because I work so much with it. So yeah we have a bunch of other footage that we can use like screen captures, member testimonies and interviews with president that I will have to somehow magically make flow all together. So that's what I'm going to be doing this upcoming week lots of editing.
Oh and something really cool happened yesterday, so we were driving home from church, Elder Williams was looking out the window and he randomly saw a bunch of trees that were blue. So we said hey lets go take some sweet pictures with them. So we were in the middle of taking pictures and this lady just came walking up to us and said "Hey you guys are all dressed up to take some pictures?". We said yeah were actually missionaries for our church she thought that was awesome and she said that she is Christian and has been looking for a church to go to. She said that she's heard many good things about our church, so we asked he if she wanted us to come over sometime and talk more about it. She said yeah so we got her number and we gave her ours. I'm always amazed at how Heavenly Father puts people in our path, even if it was doing something as simple as going to take pictures next to trees. It just helps me understand and believe even more that this is the lord's work.
|Some Random BLUE Trees!|
So to answer your questions, Yes I had an awesome visit with Christian, it was really great to be able to see him and I was surprised to hear that he moved to Toronto but I know he and Carter will do good things there too! He's such a funny guy! All the Julep is gone I finished it in less than 4 days! It was GLORIOUS! I love that drink, I let some of the elders here try just a little bit and everyone said it was awesome. They should make an orange Julep here in BC I think many people will buy it. Got the arrowhead sauce too! I let the other missionaries try that too and now everyone keeps begging to use it with everything they make. Tell sonny boy it's time to start selling that! =) President didn't get to try some yet, but he said that he wants to have Elder Williams and I over and we'll cook the ribs together!
So Tajinder was baptized about 2 weeks ago, we weren't able to go to the baptism BUT I was able to speak to her on the phone she was so happy. I never thought that my mission would have such a huge impact on people, it's really humbling to me. I know that it's all possible because of the Lord. In we have one investigator who is progressing right now and his name is Ethan, he's so cool we're going to be meeting with him on Wednesday, he came to Andrew's baptism on Sunday too. Ethan said that when he gets baptized he wants to do it somewhere epic like the ocean or a lake. That's completely possible in Richmond because the ocean is right next to us! But I think it's so cool because he went from saying if I do this and if I get baptized to when I get baptized, so I think he's almost ready.
Hope everyone is having a sweet day!
|Sonny boy I'm in AMERICA!|