Tuesday we went on exchanges. I was with Sister Nugiera. She is super nice. We helped the Jacksons with their yard. Raked up old leaves that were plastered to the dirt. haha. Later we had an awesome lesson with Scott. He is so in tune with the spirit. So trusting in God. We talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Had some really awesome discussion.
Wednesday we were booked. We went to Kay's house because she is an expert sewer, and Sister Clegg's bag was all torn apart. So they fixed her bag, and I got to sit and look through some books that had gorgeous landscape pictures. Then we had lunch with them and had a great discussion about church, and dogs and cats. haha =) We went over to Mike and Jerry's to go over the details of their baptism. Jerry was so super excited. Mike was still a little nervous. But willing. They are awesome.
The baptisms! We got to the stake center and of course started running around to get everything put together and ready. It all went pretty smoothly. They all showed up on time, and it was just perfect. Jerry was first. He was beaming! I've never seen so much light coming from someone. He was grinning from ear to ear the whole time it seemed. Mike was next. Still nervous, but more confident. He was also beaming. And he seemed to walk faster than normal. I think God was taking away some of his pain so that he could be baptized. Sherri was practically bouncing out of her seat. It was great. She couldn't stop smiling either. The spirit was so strong there. It made me realize that baptism is truly so so important to our eternal progression. The spirit was there testified to everyone that what these three people were doing was right, and that they would have tons of help in getting through life because of it. We played some mormon messages while they were getting dressed. That really set the mood even more. There were really good messages. I gave a talk on the Holy Ghost. I really don't remember anything I said. It was all the Spirit guiding my words. The only thing I remember is the feeling I had while I was talking, and the fact that I felt like I should read my holes poem. I am having a really hard time finding words to describe the whole thing. It was just awesome. Incredible is probably a better word. Thank you for praying for Mike Jerry and Sherri. I'm so glad I was able to be a part in their baptisms. I got to see them take a huge step towards Jesus Christ. I love being a missionary. I wish these awesome things happened months ago. It's getting hard to want to leave, so much good is going on. haha =)
Spirit, "You need to give up Chocolate for Hank."
Me, "What?? no! How about popping my fingers."
Spirit, "nope. Chocolate."
Me, "not eating after 6?"
Me(desperately), anything else"
Spirit, "comm'on you can do it... chocolate."
Me, "Fine! I'll do Chocolate."
So today we are dropping off all my chocolate to the treats. This will be good for me. But it's gonna be hard. I love chocolate. For those of you that know me well, that is an understatement. =P But I figure, It's going to be really hard for hank to give up his cigar. He has had it for years. But I know he can do it if he wants to. So I'm going to show him that we can do it together. I'll let you know how it all goes.
That was my crazy spiritual awesome week!
Hope you all had a great week as well!
Love you all
Listen to the Spirit, he will tell you all things that you need to know!