Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Baptism

Happy Mothers day yesterday, it was nice to talk to you all. Maybe I'll fill in some of the gaps that we didn't talk about.
This week was a great week to remember. We had MLC on Tuesday which is always a very spiritual meeting and I always learn a lot. Also it's really nice to not have to drive 3 hours home afterward. We are only 45mins away here in Simi. A lot of the mission leaders are going home in the next 4 months, so it will be interesting to see how that all plays out. We are still working with Rachel, and that has been going well. She came to church again yesterday and we have had so great lessons. She has some unique concerns, and in our last lesson we ready the story of the tree of life and drew it as we read. She is more artistic so we thought that was a good idea to draw it out, also mine kind of looks a 3rd grader drew it. The most exciting thing though was Jessica's baptism. It went well we got the program all figured out, we made sure that she and Elder Hunt remembered a towel and a change of clothes. We got there early to fill the font, and grab a jumpsuit that Jessica would be able to fit into, but they didn't have any (oh no!). We couldn't leave the building while the font was filling, so we called some other missionaries to come help us out. They got here and I stayed to get everything set up and Elder Hunt went with Elder Wickern. Turns out that they went and Elder Wickern remembered that one of the members keeps the baptismal suits so they called a bunch of people and finally got a hold of some one who didn't have them, but they knew who did. They couldn't get a hold of them so they went and "broke" into their aunts house and found a baptismal suit for Jessica. After that is was smooth sailing. President Felix came, and a lot of other missionaries that I know and love were there as well as Colby Jackson (my former companion) came down from Utah. The spirit was there and it is a day I won't forget anytime soon. Jessica started meeting with the missionaries a year ago, and at that point she was an atheist. It's incredible to hear her story and how far she has come, and I am simply blessed to be here for her baptism. Everything is going well, I am working hard, having fun and the days just seem to fly by. Thank you all for being awesome. I love you Mom!
Elder Hamson

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