We have had a wonderful week....it has been SUPER busy. We have been to Montgomery and to Birmingham twice: Transfers and the Senior Christmas Party. Transfer meetings take place every six week and they are the most wonderful spiritual experiences. We have the Best Mission President and his wife!
A great start to our Celebration of Christ’s Birth.
Saturday, we had a Baptism! Yes, you read right, the Camden
Branch had a baptism. It was a real story of how it takes several people to find those that God has prepared. Two of our Sisters tracted this neighborhood several months ago, the husband answered the door and said they were not interested in hearing any thing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Six weeks ago, our current sisters tracted that area again. Sarah, the wife, was out in the yard. That in itself is a miracle as she works at the work release detention center 4 am until noon. Then she sleeps most of the day, but this day she was out side and was interested in talking with the sisters. She invited them in and they taught her the Restoration Lesson. She felt something and set up a second lesson. One day the sisters took on a tour of the church and that day the primary was there practicing for the Sacrament Meeting Program. She loved the children. In short, Sarah is a wonderful woman, with great faith in our Lard and Savior, Jesus Christ. She had had all the lessons and was baptized Saturday evening.
Her husband one of her daughters and her best friend all attended. There was such a wonderful feeling.
We have completed teaching Theresa the Temple Preparation classes and she is planning to go to the temple in January. We have had some wonderful successes and still have a few other goals that we hope to complete before our mission comes to an end.
We are so excited to take out the “gifts” that you all sent. We will start the delivery this week. We will take a few pictures if we can so you can see the members expressions. Dad’s expression will be the best. He tears up when ever we talk about it.
Hope your Christmas preparations are going well and that you have the true spirit of Christmas in your heart. We love you so very much. Be thinking about when we can skype with you on Christmas. We will also have the Sisters here skyping with their families. Turn on your Christmas lights, turn up the Christmas music and ENJOY . Love Grandma and Grandpa