Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Huge Lemon, and a Baptism

February 22, 2016

Hey Y'all!
This week has been beyond Amazing and busy. Monday and Tuesday were pretty uneventful. 

Wednesday we went over to Sister May's house and helped her bleach her patio. I also bleached my shoes while I was at it and it destroyed them. I should send you a picture of my service shoes one of these days.... anyways! Sister May has this ridiculous tree that grows the biggest lemons I have ever seen in my whole life. It is literally the size of my head. That night Was ridiculous trying to figure everything out. Basically we had a baptismal interview with Emmanuel that night but also 2nd Ward need an interview and our district leader had to do it, not theirs, etc., etc. missionary stuff. So we ended up going on triple trade offs. I somehow ended up with Elder Clark from 3rd Ward and we went over and I interviewed 2nd Ward Bap Date. It went super well and it was probably my favorite night this night. I got to see all of my old buddies from 2nd Ward and got to see Andrea Again!!!! She was definitely one of my favorites during my time there. I also saw the Gordons, the Willinghams and few others. And I walked around the building with Elder Smith and said hi to everyone that remembered me. 

Thursday we went over to Sis. May's again for lunch. It was super good, but the reason I mention it is because something awesome happened. After lunch, we found not one but two birds in the house! (Sis. May left the door open) We scurried one of them out and in the process. Elder Ward caught one of the birds and went to release this thing. So he goes out to the door and he throws the bird from his hands into the air and it can't spread it wings and just comes crashing back Down into the grass. It took me about 5 minutes to compose myself I was crying so hard. SO funny! But the bird was alright. 

On Friday night we realized that we weren't even close to hitting the goals that we set for the week and needed 8 lessons on Saturday to reach them. So we prayed our hearts out and hoped for some miracles and. IT. HAPPENED. We taught 8 people that day and it was great! Awesome day. 

And then yesterday. We baptized Emmanuel!!!! It was incredible. An awesome spiritual experience and he's come so far. After the baptism he was talking to us and said, "I just feel like my cousin and aunt are so proud of me right now". They passed away sometime last year. He is awesome and it was a GREAT way to end the week.

Elder Toolson

Elder Toolson and Elder Vance

Elder Toolson, Brother Whitaker, Emmanuel, Elder Vance

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