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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Another Baptism.... Yippee

Had another baptism and have another planned soon if I stay here. Transfers are this week so I dont know whats gonna happen.

So i'll tell you a little about whats going on here. Ive been here in this city for six months now (thats a while in a mission). I love this city and would love to stay here another transfer but at the same time I feel like Ive really contributed to this area and I could move on now comfortably. When I got to this branch we were hitting around low 30s every week for attendances and last week was a little over 50. Ive baptized three people in this branch and have a fourth investigator with a baptismal date. I feel good about whatever happens with this transfer.

A cool experience that happened here. We were called 20 minutes before our baptism last Sat and told that our investigators six month old baby had been very very sick with a high fever, and they wanted a blessing of health for her. We rushed over, and the parents were red-faced, and baggy-eyed. They told us the baby hadnt slept at all and had been crying almost all day. Almost as soon as they finished telling us this the baby fell asleep in the monther's arms. Then as we laid our hands on her head the Spirit directed us to heal the baby of her sickness that day. After the blessing we rushed back to the baptism, preformed it, and then called the parents back to see how the baby was. She was fine, fever gone and sleeping.

Alright about the baptism. It was a little boy of an inactive member. We have been working really hard on preparing him and it worked. We baptized him this last Sat and he asked me to do the ordinance so I actually did the baptizing! It was funny because the ward had planned a HUGE open house that day and we were so busy with that we forgot about filling up the font. So we were scrambling for ideas right before the baptism started. Finally someone thought up the idea to use the firehouse at the church so I jimmied the lock and we used the firehouse to fill it up. Which worked but made the water FREEZING cold!!!

Anyways thats all here, hope you guys have a great week!
-Elder Clement

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