Sunday, June 24, 2012
There have been convert baptisms twice a month while we have been here, in two of the three branches. The branche meeting in the newly rented building is overflowing already. But these two fine young men were the first to be baptized in the branche we attend, since we came. Our branche has just struggled to get new members, although the elders assigned to this branche work so hard to share the gospel. We are so happy to welcome these new members!
While I was waiting for the baptism service to start, I took this shot of the area where the baptismal font is. This room is also used for Relief Society, for Sunday School, English classes, and a host of other meetings. The members and investigators love to come to gather at the church for services and for activities.
This is a wonderful family with 5 sons. The woman sitting on the left is the maternal grandmother. The parents are standing in the back in white shirts and the oldest son is standing on the right in a white shirt, next to a young nephew. The baby that is sitting on Elder Wheatley's lap is the youngest son. They kept asking when we were going to come and see their new baby - so this is when we did.