Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 24, 2014

"A Not So Perfect, But An Awesome Baptism"


Well Fini was baptized this week!! It was awesome! However, it wasn't the most perfect baptism in the world. So we will just start off with preparing for the baptism. So we were in charge of making the program for the baptism. So we went down to the library, thought that we had everything right, and went to go start making copies.  We get over to the copy machine and realize that we didn't spell baptism right. We had already logged off the computer and we would've been there for another hour trying to make it. So we took a really dark pen and did the best we could to fix it. It actually looked okay. So we made 40 copies and took them home. We started folding the programs and realized another mistake. Fini's baptism was going to be on Friday March 21st, 2014, but the program said Friday March 21st, 2012......Yeah not good. So once again, we used that really dark pen to fix the program. 

We met with Fini on Thursday nightand showed her the program and she just laughed about it. But we were just making sure she didn't have any questions and that we were still of for Friday. We found out that her mom was not happy about her decision. In fact, she was so mad that she told her if she got baptized to not call or text her ever again. We were shocked when we heard that, but she said that she still wants to do it. So Friday came and Elder Ramsey was able to baptize her. But she was baptized in the dark because the font lights weren't working. Another oops, Haha! She bore her testimony and thanked everyone for coming after she was baptized. On Sunday, I was able to confirm her a member of the church and give her the Holy Ghost. It was one of the coolest experiences I've had on my mission. 

On Saturday we got the Elders back. We kinda did the same thing as the sticky notes, but we did playing cards. We hid 6 decks of cards in their apartment. They are 2 cards short and they still can't find them. We hid a lot of them in tough places. Haha! On Wednesday I woke up and felt like I got hit by a train though. So we didn't really do anything that day. 3rd ward has basically disappeared from missionary work. We haven't done anything with them for the past 2 weeks. We don't know why the work has stopped with them. We are doing what we can to try to teach people and the members so that they can share it with their friends!

We are excited to continue to work with the Tongans again this week! Hopefully the weather cooperates with us too! Thanks for all you emails! I love yall!

Elder O'Brien

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