Sunday, May 19, 2013

One Last Amazing Baptism!

Mirlyn has been a great investigator that we have taught with various elders for the past three months.  Her husband isn't interested, but didn't keep her from learning all she could about the church, gaining a testimony and being baptized Saturday, May 18th.

 Lyn introduced Mirlyn to the gospel and has friendshipped her all the way! Elder Watts baptized her and Elder Reading came at the end to help close the deal.

I got to speak at her baptism. It was the first time I have ever worn sunglasses to give a talk!

 It was super bright and just

a beautiful day for Mirlyn to be baptized in her own pool!

We had a wonderful time and a great meal afterward, provided by everyone, but especially the Filipino sisters.

 Last night we went on a teaching appointment with Elders Koponen and Bernskov.  They always ride their bikes and it is hard for us to keep up with them--in every way!

 Here I am with my seminary kids today during second hour of church.  They all gave great talks in Sacrament Meeting and then we had our lesson.  Only two more classes until we go home.  We will miss these amazing kids!!!

 After church we had 31 for lunch!  Here they come out of the elevator!

Maybe a few too many were packed in there? Can you find me in the picture?

 We're not sure our hearts can take it to leave these sweet members,

and investigators!

May God keep them all safely in His care when we leave them in ten days.  

Maybe I will be able to do one last post next week.  We're sad thinking of finishing this never-to-be-duplicated missionary journey.


  1. I have loved looking at this blog! Beautiful pictures, exciting events, and some of my favorite people. Thanks for uplifting and inspiring me today! Love from Amarillo, Texas. --Rainey

    1. Thanks Rainey! Your parents were amazing here in Cyprus with us and all the people in the branch. I miss them. I bet you do too. Have they been gone 33 days now? I guess you don't see them much anyway in Amarillo. Love you, thanks for writing!

  2. Mom,
    This post is amazing! What an influence for good you and Dad have been! I am so happy for all you have done. You are awesome! They are going to miss you... and YOU are going to miss them like crazy!
    I love you!

    1. Cami girl, When are you coming to Oklahoma? I am so anxious to see you, David and your kids! Hopefully the boys will find us a place to live! Har. Love you!

  3. Good Post Mom! Sunglasses during a baptism? What has happened to you? Can't wait to get you home. Make sure you post Jerusalem photos asap or you never will!