This is the picture from last week's baptism of Tahja Pacey Snooks.
Another Baptism!!!!! Alysha Cook was baptized this Sunday at 5:00. She has been meeting with the missionaries for a very long time and finally got her answer! We met with her Thursday and set the baptismal date for that Saturday! Elder Curtis and I were scrambling around for people to come and help out in the baptism. We had it scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday morning. We went to the stake center to fill the fount and there is a hearse in the parking lot!!!! We go to the Relief Society room and there is the coffin! So we did some more scrambling and set the time for 5:00 the next evening. Needless to say, it was a crazy weekend!
The baptism was amazing. The spirit was so strong and we had a great turnout from the ward. Brother Liljenquist, our ward mission leader, baptized her and Elder Curtis and I got to be witness and give talks. I’m going to be confirming her this next Sunday. She has two children, Shaylinn who is 9 and Marshel who is 5. Great kids and the highlight of Alysha's life. She is divorced and working full time but has found the light of Christ and will be a great asset to the ward! I love this little family so much and am so grateful for the opportunity of being a tool in the Lord’s hands.
I’m being transferred. (That means I'll be moved to a different area within my mission. I'll have a new companion and live in a different house.) I’ve been in this area for 6 months!!! I can’t believe this is finally here! I knew it would come but I don't want it to be this fast!!! We have so many investigators and so many people who are looking for the Gospel. I don’t want to leave. This place is blooming and I want to be a part of it. But now that I am moving I will start the planting and the harvesting in another part of Idaho. I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had here and for the lifelong friendships I have made.
My new companions name is Elder Olson. That is all I know. I will be serving somewhere on Lincoln Road near Idaho Falls. I’m not too far away from where I started so I will be able to go to the confirmation of Alysha Cook and to the Baptism of Karli Shmitt! I’m so grateful to still be able to have these opportunities in my life.
I found an amazing scripture while dong my studies. I was studding prayer and found a scripture found in Nephi's Psalm 2nd Nephi 4:35. Please read it and read it out loud.
“Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen.”
It is so beautiful. The power and the feeling pouring out of Nephi as he cries unto our Heavenly Father is so moving. I’m grateful to know that our Heavenly Father does hear us and knows who we are. He loves us even when we do know why he would or when we don’t know why he would let us go through such trials that try our very souls, but He does. I so testify.