June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

Quote of the week: "Our son gave him 2 donkeys for Father's Day! Yessss!"

Hello one and all!
Great week! When is it not? :)

We saw B. almost every day this week prepping her for baptism. Luckily she was already living all of the commandments so it was simply making sure that she understood the doctrine. And Sister Reese is a stellar teacher so it was no sweat :P Actually. It was really cool. Last week at church B. made a comment about having to attend church every single week... when we taught her about the sacrament and she stopped us and said, "You know. Now I get it. I can pray at home. I can study at home. But I can't take the sacrament at home and that's why we go to church every single week." Yes ma'am! :) I love when investigators have epiphanies like that. Go Spirit! :) 

This week when we were at D's place, we met her other daughter-in-law, C. She has also seen a change in D. and wants that for herself. She knows that church strengthens marriage, but they haven't been in a while because they kinda fell out of the baptist church that they were going to a few years back. (Cue Vision of the South...) Sooooooooooo we gave her a Book of Mormon and we're fixin' to teach her, too!! The Gospel is for families! :) 

D. and B.'s baptisms were awesome!! Tony came up from Alabama with his wife and it was perfect! It was Tony's first baptism and confirmation and he did great. A. came, too! We usually can't do lessons with him til 3 because he's asleep. He has a LOT of health problems. Don't worry. We're working on the Word of Wisdom with him, haha. But anyway. The baptism was at 11 and he came! And church is at 10 and he came for the confirmations! The whole branch is teasing him about getting baptized, "You know you're next!" "When's your baptism gonna be?" "Yeah. With all of your family as members, you don't stand a chance!" Haha. He told us that baptism is a definite maybe. Silly Al. He'll see the light in D and B (if he hasn't already, because they glow!) and he'll desire that too. We're pretty sure that he wants it, but he's worried about the word of wisdom.

This week our Mission President came to the Elberton Branch! He's only got a few weeks left to finish his mission here in Georgia and it was Father's Day... and he came to the branch! It was so awesome! :) He said that Elberton is leading the mission in baptisms and that he hasn't seen this much excitement in the branch in the 3 years that he's been here :) We got a pic with them and their daughter because it was the last time we'll see them. Luckily we'll get to talk to him next week for transfers :)

Til next week!

~Sister Jacobs

Photo 1: The Wolferts at church! Elder DeGraff, Elder Galvez,
President Wolfert, Sister Wolfert, Tess, Sister Reese, me.

Photo 2: The Baptism! :) Tony, B., Me, D., Sister Reese, Alicia

Photo 3: Mike Schultz, Doctor of Strange. Haha. He's soooo cool! :)

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