Hello everyone!This week has been nuts! We did lots of service, and we had two baptisms on top of that! Stressful/wonderful. Good times.
The baptisms were of Godwin and Stephen. Each was wonderful and went off without a hitch. We had to clean up the font in Peace River, which involved the killing of several spiders. We also had to go up into the attic to figure out how to turn the hot water on, so that was fun.
We had a great attendance for Godwin's baptism, and a delicious potluck afterward.For Stephen's baptism, we got to go up to High Level (which is three hours north). We woke up at 4:30 AM just to be safe. Since I won rock/paper/scissors, I was able to baptize him. We got to the building and went to check out the font. It was teeny! And Stephen is not. He boxed professionally (like he was on TV and stuff). We just told him to make sure to bend his knees. Before the baptism, we had to remove several spiders from the water using a big spoon (and the water was still pretty grodie).But, regardless of water conditions, a baptism is a baptism, and the Spirit was definitely present. We had sacrament meeting right after the service and Elder Hunsaker was able to confirm him a member of the church, so that was an awesome experience as well. The meeting, like Godwin's baptism, was also followed by a potluck, and a good time was had by all. Easily the best week of my mission.
Love that boy’s spirit. We all feel that his having Elder Hunsaker as a first companion was a definite blessing, and we’re eager for great reports of work with Elder Murray. (And we’re obnoxiously curious about the weather . . . When will it get cold? How cold will it get? WHAT WILL HE DO WHEN IT GETS SO RIDICULOUSLY COLD? etc.)Aside from all of that fun, we received transfer calls today, and I am to remain in Peace River with my new companion, Elder Murray. I've met him before and he's super cool. So we're going down to Edmonton tomorrow for transfer meeting (Elder Hunsaker was made Zone Leader).All in all, a fantastic week. Thank you all for reading and writing and praying. Keep it up!Keep the faith,Elder Webbelijah.firstname.lastname@example.org
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