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Monday, December 8, 2014

December 1, 2014

We had a baptism and we have another one this week. The cool thing about the baptism this week is that I was able to baptize both. It was super cool! One is a convert and the other is an 8 year old. Then my comp did the confirmation. Her name is Lanee. She has down syndrome and she is an awesome person. She is my favorite! It was so cool because at first she was scared to go in the water. I was already down there. My arm reached out for her and she was so scared. So, the boy went first. Then it was her turn once again. She was still scared and in her mumbled words she asked if I liked her. I said “of course I like you. I love you Lanee”. It was so wonderful to help this special spirit make the choice to follow God. It was a wonderful spirit that was in the room. We had a little trouble with organizing it because we forgot to reserve the building. There was another baptism for an 8 year old that same day in an hour. So, that was fun to figure out. The little kid from the other ward got baptized and used the baptism clothes. That’s a story in itself. We assigned the sister in the second ward to do a spiritual thought during the changing but they thought we were talking about the other baptism. That was a struggle too. The moral of the story is assign talks and reserve buildings. Baptisms are awesome! I love them (when I don’t have to plan). It was a great baptism. I love Lanee! She is awesome!

This week we had a good week. As always a baptism can put it over the top! The cool thing about this week is that on Thanksgiving day we received a call saying that a man in a part member family wants to be baptized. They want to do it this weekend. We are like “uh, uh, uh, ok”  :) A little background is that we have been talking a lot about miracles and we have been praying for them daily. It was so cool because the whole mission has a goal of getting 100 baptisms for the month of December. We are like “o gosh. How are we gonna do this?” Then this miracle happened! I can tell you that when you put your trust and most importantly your faith in the Lord and rely on him, giving it YOUR all, the Lord will provide! That is an awesome thing that I have learned while on my mission. It’s an amazing thing to watch a miracle happen. I love it!

Those two happenings have made this week awesome! I love being a part of the Lord’s  mission. What  a blessing!
I love you all so much!
Elder Wilson


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