Ruta got baptized yesterday, Aug.4th, by her husband Godwin! You can see that their cute baby Beatrice is very happy about it!
Some of the people that came to Pres. Ivanov's house to witness this little family being united in the gospel and ready to go to the temple in one short year! Even our mission president, Pres. Freestone and Sister Freestone came. The pool was perfect for the ordinance and we even had a barbecue afterward.
A truly great couple! We have enjoyed teaching them all by ourselves! Actually, the young elders did give us a lot of great guidance and advice when we asked for help, but Ruta was prepared by her husband, and the Lord, to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Luckily her bosses let her off work last Sunday (her birthday) so she could attend church again, thereby being able to get baptized.
Relief Society today after Ruta was confirmed a member of the church by Elder Christensen.
Yesterday was busy! Before the baptism we went to the Turkish side of Cyprus to meet with our two members in Famagusta. Here is one of the bombed churches from the 1974 invasion. Pretty sad.
Jolly and Destiny are probably the only LDS students at the Eastern Mediterranean University on the Turkish side of Cyprus. They really depend on each other to get through the tough times.
They each received a blessing from the brethren that came. We sang, shared testimonies, tears and joys together for the hour we were with them. How we wish they could enjoy more fellowship with the saints.
Branch Pres. Fulton and wife, Rebecca, of the Nicosia Branch came with us. We found a place to have the sacrament with the kids after we cleared away some alcohol bottles.
The wonderful Vargus's couple just arrived from the USA, taking Niebuhr's place. They will be doing the CES program for the island.
Still missing our wonderful friends the Niebuhrs!
Life is good. We have so many blessings!
One of my greatest blessings is having such a perfect (and handsome!) companion. We enjoy everyday together here in Cyprus on this wonderful mission adventure for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!