Wowzers what a surprise this week. We literally had a shot gun baptism last night. Sorry for such a late notice or a huge surprise. As my mom guessed, it was Jenny Oscario Mendoza who got baptized. I will send the pictures soon. So there we were in our weekly planning session and we knelt down before Heavenly Father and asked what day we could set a date with Jenny Mendoza. We felt inspired about Sunday or Monday night, so we chose Monday at 7:30 without really thinking. We called Bishop Broughton that night, and he was not happy. He said he did not want any activities going on at the church after 6:00 on Mondays, so we reconsidered with Brother Parker, our ward mission leader, and also asked Jenny, and we all decided Sunday night at 6:00 pm instead.
You know that Christmas song called, "I'll be home for Christmas?" Well, I went to Elder Brown's, Elder Vonk, Elder Murdock (our other assistant to the President), Sister Hamilton, and Elder Ricks farewell with Jenny, and Brother Awni Mcbell. As Elder Brown sang his song that I heard when I served with him, Elder Wardle was all teary eyed. The song was called, "Guide me to thee." I loved each and every one of these missionaries. (Except Elder Ricks. I didn't know him.) Each of these missionaries served to their best. They were all excellent and have been changed in their missions. They are all home now ready for Christmas. I did get to meet Elder Brown's parents that night. They were driving him home for 2 days straight. I felt bad for Elder Brown. Two days is a long time, especially with all the snow storms that might be happening right now between here and Denver. The parents thought the best way to get his bike home is by their van. Well, whatever floats their boat is fine with me. Jenny and Awni both loved the farewell and felt the spirit.
On Tuesday, we taught the Hugh's, a less active family. They have been dealing with a lot. Most of their power cords were cut from the outside. Probably for the cooper that homeless people are desperate for. They have also been dealing a lot with illness and infirmity's, so we taught them a little bit about the atonement and how it enables us to press through any hardships in this life. They then said that they have been wanting to have family home evening and just haven't gotten around to it, so we plan on going over there tonight and get them started on FHE tonight. Perhaps our presents will inspire them to change for the better and bring the spirit into their family.
We also have been getting to know more about Kaylee Green. Funny thing is, she reminds me of my younger sister by like 80-90% likeness. They would totally be friends if my sister was out here for high school. She says she is a huge procrastinator, and finals were last Friday. She was stressing about reviews, so we went over the restoration. Now she is on vacation for the break. We won't be seeing her for at least 2 weeks. Oh well. She is also slipping into atheism, and we hope that she stays open minded for us and bring her back to Christ, and perhaps her family as well and have a family baptism. There are plenty of opportunities still around here. This is what all happend this week. Have a great Christmas to all.