Thursday, April 5, 2012

Yay a Baptism

Dear Everyone,

We had a really great week! Lexie was baptized on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday and it all went really well. There were quite a few people in attendance which was really nice. So the story with the family is that Bro. Hardin joined the church when he was 27 and has been a very active member ever since. He does really well in business. He owns 5 car dealerships that are pretty prominent in the area. The most famous is called Hardin Honda. It is really cool that he is such a great member. He and his wife are leaving on a mission in about a month to Wyoming. None of his kids have really stayed that active in the church. So Lexie is his granddaughter and she told him that she wanted to be baptized so we started teaching her. It has been cool to see her grasp the concepts and make this decision on her own. My favorite part of the baptism was when Bro Hardin was saying the baptismal prayer his voice choked up with emotion. The Spirit was so strong! It is the best thing ever to see families being strengthened by the gospel. I absolutely love it! Elder Parry and I got to stand in the confirmation circle on Sunday and it was a great opportunity.

We also taught a kid named Sev this week that we tracted into. He was pretty nice. He is going through hard times right now and has on an ankle bracelet. He comes from a very catholic background. We taught him the first lesson and it went well. It was frustrating though because he doesn't want to meet again because of his family ties to Catholicism. Sad day. But got to keep planting those gospel seeds.

Elder Arnold

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