This week was very busy! We had our first Baptism! That was awesome! Eddie Drussell. He is eight years old. His parents are both nonmembers. He is staying with a family in our ward and thats how he was introduced to the missionaries. He loves the gospel. :) The Baptism went really well. The spirit was really strong. His older sister, Jossie, who was baptized when she was 13, spoke on the Holy Ghost. It was one of the best Holy Ghost talks I've ever heard. I was so proud of her. She performed baptism for her Mom in the Temple. Her mom died when she was a little girl. They are powerful kids. What an example they are for everyone because they know so much about the gospel because of how much they study.
James, the investigator who showed up to church. We had a lesson with him on Thursday. Bishop asked us to have it at the church instead of his house. We had Bishop and Brother Nielson come to it. He was late because he said he just got out of the hospital because he had a "heart attack". We think it was an anxiety attack. But he lifted up his shirt and he had the stickers all over his chest haha. Well the lesson was powerful. The spirit was truly there. We invited him to be baptized on the 1st of March. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he seemed really excited. At the end he made some weird comments about having a dream about this mysterious girl reading him out of a book. Sister Partridge thinks he was referring to me because I was reading him The Book of Mormon. He's an add character, but he's going through a really tough time. He's been abandoned by his family. He was dating a girl that he refers as his fiance, but she just got a restraining order against him. eek. He's 19 years old. We got a call from him the next day asking us to meet with him because things were really bad and hard, but we can't be the ones he goes to. Were just not suppose to have the relationship nor do we have the time. It wouldn't be appropriate. Bishop asked us to have him sit with a family at church, but he didn't show up. That really suprised me and made me sad. We meet with him on Tuesday at the church. We are going to try to get younger men to the lesson who will make a good impact on him.
Rachel had her Baptism interview and went to Eddie's baptism as well. She is so excited and we are so excited for her! She is such a wonderful girl. We love visiting her. She's the type of person how "looks" like a member of the church. By the way she talks and carrys herself. Shes so sweet.
Today after district meeting we did our grocery shopping and ate in Craig, then we played Zombie Apocalypse with the Elders in our district and the Zone leaders. So we had nerf guns and nerf swords and axes! Whoa there were so many! We picked 2 zombies and they hid all the amo and weapons through out the huge church building. (except chapel) Then they went in the gym and counted for a minute while everyone else ran looking for the weapons and hid. Once you get tagged by a zombie, your a zombie. But if the zombie is hit, they stop for 10 seconds. Any amo shot is dead. So you have to worry about running out of amo. (but not really because the amo was everywhere!) . It was so much fun!
One comment Brother Neilson said to me that made my day was after we had our lesson with James, maybe even the next night, but we walked inside and were talking to them for a little and Brother Nielson said "I would love to visit your parents to see if they even exist, because you walk on water." The Neilsons are just so kind. I love them so much.
I loved Alma 42 this week. It's all about Mercy and Justice. How Heavenly Father is able to incorporate both of those in his plan because of our Mediator, Jesus Christ.
I love the gospel so much. I know it's true. I know that our families can be together forever as long as we follow Christs examples. I'm so grateful for the Atonement. I know that all of our sorrows, pains, and sins can be changed to peace, joy, and comfort as long as we ask in daily prayer for help or forgiveness. I love our Savior and Heavenly Father. I love you all so much! Take care!