Monday, December 31, 2012

Baptism and Family History

Our transfer meeting will be on Wednesday at 1pm by the way, just in case you wanted to watch.  Elder Beirne is training and Elder Conlin is in the middle of training someone =) I'm glad their doing well.  I'm going to try to get a picture of all of us.  Elders Wright, Beirne, and Conlin with Elder nelson, and Elder Beirne's trainee.
Christmas video conference call. Aunt Laura Shockley, Elder Record, Grandma and Grandpa Record, and Record family (Eric, Sheri, Jason, Annelise, Chris)

This week was really awesome because [Name withheld], who we had been teaching before; she's the person who was referred to us by the members. We started teaching her in the member's house who is a family friend, the first couple of lessons and invited her to be baptized. We then let the YSA elders continue teaching her, because it would be better for her to be in the YSA ward because she is that age. It will be a whole lot easier to participate in that kind of a setting. Anyway, she got baptized on Wednesday. It was pretty cool. I was pretty happy. It felt good to know that I had made a difference. She was confirmed a member of the Church on Sunday. I am excited to see how this story continues.

Today is New Year's Eve and we have to be in by 7:30 because people like to party, unfortunately. The roads are not that safe. It's probably good because we got a Chinook wind that is making it like 40 to 50 degrees for like three days, and it's insane. I am burning up. I can't stand to wear more than my suit. Yeah, it's really warm, and it's really sunny too. The problem with that is since everything is melting, and a lot of the roads have water on them, when it gets cold, it will be icy. So, hopefully the roads will kind of clear off and get dry by the time it gets cold. Unless it snows again, which they say is supposed to soon, we would be good to go.

We had transfer calls on Saturday. I am going to be staying and Elder Higley is going to be staying, but unfortunately Elder Leota is leaving for the Turnagain ward, which is the ward immediately North of ours.

We are helping this less active lady out with family history, and it's obliterating apathy. They are getting excited and motivated to act and do things and to come to Church and to find their ancestors. They are preparing to go to the temple, and life it good. We are making a difference there, and it looks like there is going to be a lot of family history done soon. So, that will be fun.

I hope you all have a good week. I love you all.

Love, Elder Record

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