On Saturday evening we were able to attend a baptismal service for 2 different people in our Spanish ward! It was such a sweet service and both Margarita and Kepler, the ones being baptized, had smiles from ear to ear the whole time. There is nothing as great as seeing someone embrace the gospel and choose to be baptized. Even though the whole service was in Spanish, you could feel the spirit and love there. Elder Tate, who gave one of the talks, printed his talk for us in English, so we were able to read it while he gave it in Spanish. He did a wonderful job. I love seeing our missionaries participate in these services. Hermana Vera sang "I am a Child of God" and Elder Crockett was the pianist. Elder Ibanez performed one of the baptisms, and Elder Williams did one of the confirmations. They are amazing missionaries with such powerful testimonies of the Savior. We just love them all!
On Sunday morning we left early to drive to Lethbridge to participate in the creation of the first Young Single Adult stake outside of the US! Elder Vern P. Stanfill and Elder James Evanson were the General Authorities there. It was such an exciting day for the young single adults in southern Alberta! Now they will have their own stake with a Stake President who holds priesthood keys to lead and guide them. We know it will bless our missionary efforts too! We look forward to finding many young adults to bring into the gospel, and also bringing back those who have wandered. We are so excited about it!
This gospel is amazing, and I am so blessed to know of it and to know I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. I am so blessed to know I have a Savior who gave His life for me, and that because of Him I can return to my Father in Heaven, as well as my whole family! I love having a prophet to lead and guide us, and I love the Book of Mormon. That book has changed my life, and continues to do so. I feel such power and peace when I read it. If it has been awhile since you have read it, I would invite you to start again, and let it touch your heart as it testifies of Jesus Christ.
|Hotels! Where we spend a lot of time!|
|The Taber parade at beginning of Corn Fest! We were there doing interviews.|
|At interviews Elders Ajeman & Mecham had us try a new soda called Dirt Soda--and that is exactly what it tasted like!|
|Baptism of Kepler Sanchez (3rd from left) and Margarita Deschner-great day!|
Front row: Elders Tate & Schiel
Back row: Hermanas Amaller, Vera, Elders Ibanez & Williams
|Kepler Sanchez with Hermanas Amaller & Vera, who taught him!|
|Found one of our returned missionaries, Eden Hardwick, (clear from England!) in Lethbridge at the YSA stake creation!|