Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Well hey there fam!

This past week was literally so much fun! It flew by!

First of all... WE HAD A BAPTISM ON SATURDAY!! Ken is now a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His baptism was just great! I wish that you all could have seen how happy he was (mainly because in the pictures he isn't too good at smiling... but I promise you he was ecstatic!) It was so fun because Brother Lander (their neighbor and best friend) was able to baptize him. This was just a case of super awesome member missionary work. Ken and Linda have been taught off and on by the missionaries for a while but the Landers have continued to teach them while they weren't meeting with the missionaries, so we were just lucky enough to be here at the time that he was prepared enough to take that step, and boy oh boy was he prepared! He was so ready to be baptized! Linda isn't quite there yet but she said that soon enough she will be ready to take that step as well. So we're just praying that she will be able to realize this church is true for herself. Me and Sister Burnside were able to sing a song at the baptism. Whenever we would go over to teach them Ken would want us to sing them a song because he just absolutely loves hymns and music, so we thought that we would sing to him on his big day. We sang How Great Thou Art... and it went great. Everyone told us it was really good except for this old lady who said that we would have sounded better if she sang with us... but still it was great! Oh, and one thing I forgot to mention-- Ken is about 70, as is Brother Lander so we had to have Brother James from our ward be the font lifeguard. But everything went well! So the baptism was great but my favorite part I think was the confirmation yesterday. Everyone was just so emotional which means that the spirit was there. Ken was just so happy and crying and brother Lander was crying and it was the sweetest thing that I have ever heard. 

Ken (I promise he's happy!)

Us with Ken, Linda and the Landers (their neighbors)

After the baptism with Ken and Linda :)

Anyway, the rest of our week was great! We had a good lesson with Alex. He is doing so well. This week we are going to take him to the family history center and get him some names so that when he goes to the temple soon he'll have some people to do baptisms for. 

One other fun thing that happened this week. We had supper with the James family (one of our favorite families in the ward) and they have adorable kids. So we gave them our tags and then they disappeared and came back like 5 minutes later and they were all dressed up as cute little sister missionaries. So we taught the dinner message to them then they gave it to the family. It was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen. They were teaching and testifying-- wonderful! 

Fun moment of the week. J and J came with us to institute!! We read Alma 32-- J's favorite thing to talk about is faith. So it was perfect! We're hoping to meet with them this week and see where that's gonna go.

Pretty much this week was bomb and I love being a missionary! We've been focusing a lot on service and trying to find people that way and it is so fun! I love the fact that I literally get to just go out and serve people for 18 months. It's kind of selfish if you think about it because serving people makes you happy... but anyway. I love you all and have a wonderful week. This gospel is true and it makes me so so happy!!

Dinner with the Sisters... Monet and Adeline James

Saying goodbye to Sister Larsen, she's now home :(

Our dinner with the Burtons-- learning the uke for Ukie-yokie. 

Quote of the week: "with each step of faith on the path of discipleship we grow into the being of Eternal glory and infinite joy we were destined to become." -Uchtdorf

Love you!

Sister King

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