Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Happy 4th of July 7/5/2016

This past week was great! J was able to get baptized on Sunday. I have to say, that was one of the most stressful baptisms. About an hour before the baptism was scheduled, we were not sure if it was going to happen. But with a bit of perseverance, he and his family were able to make it for the baptism. J is a great guy and has a very loving heart. He has had some challenges physically in his life and is not able to able to walk without his cane. It was awesome to see him walk down into the font without any support from his boots or cane. That day, J changed his life and he knew it, and so did his family. It took some time for him to get to the point where he felt ready to be baptized because he battled the conversion from Irish Catholic to Mormon. The best part was that his whole family was there to support him despite the differences. His family had a great time and even accepted our invitation to meet with missionaries where they live in New Hampshire!

For those of you who don't know, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday! I am not sure why, probably because I enjoy being a pyromaniac and enjoy lighting fireworks and spending time with friends. However this year, since I was not able to celebrate with fireworks, our mission just got together and had a BBQ followed by a water fight! I hope that you all enjoyed the 4th of July as well and have a great week!

Elder Bullough, Elder Larson, J, Elder Chacon, and Elder Goldstrohm
J and his family with Elder Chacon
4th of July Pday Fun:

Elder Goldstrohm & Elder Bullough

We think Elder Bullough is at the very back, right side in these balloon toss pictures. 

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