Saturday, July 19, 2014


Lisa is a hospice nurse. She took care of the mother of a member of the church before the mother passed away. This member taught her some things about the church and gave her a Book of Mormon. Elder McGinnis and Elder Johnson found Lisa while knocking on doors the day of transfers in June. At first she was apprehensive about attending church. After the second visit by the missionaries she agreed to go to church. The members were very welcoming to her. She is so excited to be baptized, she even asked to have her baptism day to move to the 19th of July instead of July 26th.
The was a thunder storm that came up about 4:30 PM the night of her baptism. Some members evern called to see if we were going to cancel the baptism because of the rain. NO of course not. It rains all the time in England. Why would we cancel it? It went on as planned.
Lisa was there early enough to dress in while and take photos. She had asked me to give a talk on faith, repentance and baptism. Elder Wells gave a talk on the Holy Ghost. Elder Allen did the baptizing. There was lots of family, friends and ward members from Ward 2 there to support her. That night of the baptism when she got in the water it was very hot. The Elders wanted to make sure it was warm and not cold. The problem was it was too hot and almost too hot. Elder Allen was afraid she was going to back out. As she stepped into the water you could see the fear in her eyes and she did back up out of the water at first. But then she decided  to give it a try. In and out of the water she went. When it was over  she looked like a lobster when she got out of the water.  I'm glad she only had to do this once. She was so happy and so were we. It all worked out.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 Elder Shurtliff and Elder Johnson are excited for tonight.

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