The Spirit of Missionary Work

Seaside Ward is pretty much the coolest ward right now. not only do we have two missionaries out in the field right now, but like I said in an earlier post three more are headed out in the next three months! (myself included :) Last sunday was fast sunday and the ward was told that we also have three baptisms this month!

One of the girls, Angelique, is a friend of the Morgan, a young woman in the ward, she knew a couple of mormon boys in her class and when she joined the Cheerleaders at the begining of August she met Morgan! she started asking questions and VOILA! here she is getting baptized this month!

Stephanie started the discussions around the same time as Angelique. I actually knew her from before, she is one of the tellers at Wells Fargo bank, I always thought she was nice and was really excited to see her at church a few weeks ago. She started dating a guy in the ward and now five weeks later...VOILA!

then there is Brother Bourne (technically not 'brother' yet but I forget his first name ). His wife has been coming to the seaside ward dilligently for a while. She prepared herself to go to the temple and I guess that showed him something because he since started taking missionary discussions and now he's decided to take the plunge. :)


Rewind to last month! Cool story!!!
Brother Hoekstre has been taking the missionary discussions for years! his family moved here from Ranier a few years ago. His kids are awesome! Gretchen gets up every fast sunday and bears her testimony, and it is not a regular kids testimony, she always make people cry and just states simple truths with the power of the spirit! Karen is an AMAZING woman that I have looked up to for the longest time. I didn't know much about her husband.

But when he got baptized 250 people showed up for his baptism from all over. and the guy who baptized him flew from Hawaii to do so. this wasn't just about the decision of one guy. It was the about the power of faith, the faith of a family and the faith of an entire community.

The Gospel is true! it takes some people moments to gain a testimony of that and it takes some people years. But when somebody finally does accept the gospel, the feeling is incredible for that person and everyone around them. I can't wait to be a missionary!!!

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