Friday, May 29, 2009
"We said another prayer, this one a prayer of gratitude"
May 25, 2009
This last week was pretty sweet. Mary got baptized yesterday. We were worrying that she wouldn't just because things weren't going through like we planned. But one of our great zoned leaders, Elder Lameroux, did her baptismal interview and resolved a lot of concerns she had. She wanted me to baptize her so I did. Everything went well. Her friend, who is a woman minister, came to watch. She was very nice. She took a bunch of pictures. Actually, I'm pretty sure that she took a picture of everyone in attendance at least once or twice each. We gave her a Book of Mormon because she is curious to know more about the church. It has been awesome getting people baptized and following in Jesus' footsteps. Mary has got some good friends in the ward. She is going on a Relief Society camp out with the sister in the ward pretty soon here.
On Saturday, we were driving on the highway and we saw a truck stuck on the side of the road. We decided to stop and help. Apparently they hydro-planed and they had to swerve off the road to avoid hitting the cars in front of them. They were stuck in some mud and grass. We were pushing for a long time and slowly inching towards more solid ground. After almost an hour we decided to gather around and pray. It only took another ten minutes after that. When the truck was out, we said another prayer, this one a prayer of gratitude. The dad of the two teenage sons, (the teens were driving) tried to pay us, but we didn't accept his money. He gave us his card and wants us to stay in contact with him. He is a minister, but I'm sure he'll listen when we send the missionaries in his area to him. As you've probably already seen, I included some pics from that experience. We got pretty muddy.
This week was pretty fun. Time is going by faster now that I am used to all the missionary stuff. One of the scriptures I memorized this week is Helaman 5:12. I know that by following this scripture and having Christ as our foundation, we will never fall. We might slip or stumble sometimes, but Christ will always be there to out-do the devil. But only if we allow him, Thanks for the quotes Dad. I can tell that you put a lot of consideration into picking the best ones for me. Thank you everyone for sharing your gospel experiences with me. I'm glad we can all be in this together. Stay close to the Lord.
Elder Christopher Gray