Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Beautiful Baptism Day--Beloved Czech Family

They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts.  Mosiah 21:35

We are celebrating a great event today.  The father of the family baptized a month or so ago was baptized today!  What a blessing it is to see a whole family become members of Christ's Church and work towards being sealed together in the temple for time and all eternity in a year!  This family is overjoyed and their smiles and happiness radiate to everyone in their presence.  They are a choice family and will be a wonderful strength to Stoke Ward.  We thought they were going to have to move, but the father found a job in the area.  Now, we all pray they will be able to stay and help build the ward.  Another man was also baptized who will also add more priesthood into the ward.  They are welcomed warmly.
Elder Blain took off the gray tie for the baptism, of course.
This family from the Czech Republic can now become an eternal family.  They are learning English and progressing well.

We all tried to cram ourselves into the photo as you can see.

Just before the baptismal service began

We were invited over to their home for some real Czech food after the baptisms.  Yummy!
The two young men in ties were baptized about a month ago.  The young man in the gray is a neighbor who interprets for us.  The woman in the red helped cook the meal and is the mother of the boy on her right.  She is investigating the Church as well.
Our interpreter bore his testimony today along with everyone else.  He is coming to church and will perhaps be the next new member of Stoke Ward.

The blue door at the back of this photo is where we have met every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. since the beginning of our mission.  A very dear single sister lives there.  She has blessed our lives and this was our last day to visit her.  Farewells are difficult, but we shall keep in touch after our mission is over.

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