Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baptism on Conference Weekend!

Dallen sent a fun e-mail and picture of a recent baptism, and a bike wreck...all is well in Tennessee!

(pieced together from letters to Kaylen and the family)


My week was pretty good. It started off exciting. Last monday we were riding our bikes to an appointment and I crashed. I hit a pretty big sized bump on accident and ate it off the side of the road. I got some pretty good scrapes, my shirt ripped, and I think the gear shift migh be a little wacked. It still works but when I push it in it doesn't click back out so I have to do that manually. I'll try to fix it but I'm not much of a mechanic. I sent some pictures of the aftermath of the crash to dad. They were taken a few days afterward, but you'll get the picture. The middle of the week was pretty normal. But the weekend was crazy. We had conference, a baptism, and another one of our investigators has a baptismal date. A lot happend this weekend. The baptism was Anthony's. He is a really big guy and he wanted Brother Bilyeu to baptize him. Bro. Bilyeu is a 76 year old man, but he can still bowl on the upside of 250 and even sometimes gets perfect games. He is the most in shape old man I've ever met. He is the best. So he baptized him. It was great. Our next baptism is on the 19th of this month. Easter weekend. A great time for a baptism. We're excited for that. we might even have two that day…

Yeah, General Conference was amazing. We were able to stream it through the internet but the satellite and the church is broken so they need to fix that. Talks I liked were Elder Bednar's, Elder Holland's and Elder Hallstrom's along with all the talks the First Presidency gave. It was a really good General Conference. We watched the saturday sessions at the church and sunday sessions at and investigator's house and at a member's house. It was probably the most meaningful conference to me because I'm out here. I need all the help I can get. I learned a lot and took a lot of notes. I plan on going over it again in the next few weeks. My favorite talk was Elder Bednar's about assessing your individual load and relying on the Enabling power of the Atonement. I didn't even here president Monk's name during but I just listened to it again and sure enough his name was said. That is really cool. I was set apart by an area 70. not everyone can say that.

Awesome Baptism!
He'll have a nice shoulder scar!