Monday, January 13, 2014

One of the Most Baptizing Missions in the World

So this week has been exciting. We have had another baptism. Ben has been baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. The Stake President was in the ward with us when he was baptized and he leaned over to the Bishop and told him to sustain him [Ben] to the Aaronic Priesthood. He really did not know what that was. He was confused and looked at us. We smiled after he asked me to give him the priesthood. So the very first person that I ever gave the priesthood is Ben. My companion baptized him. That was cool. He had to do it two times. He was a little scared. Ben told me later that Elder Mansfield was shaking. He did a good job of it. That was the first baptism that he preformed.

We also picked up a new investigator. His name is Cameron. He is about 15 but acts like a 8 year old because of a learning disability he has. He wants to be baptized as soon as possible so he will probably get baptized on Feb 7. We are doing so well here in Draper, Utah. Did I ever tell you that this is one of the most baptizing missions in the world? Because of that our mission has been split 2 times in the past 2 years. We are also going to find a lot this week. I believe that it becomes so much easier for us to do missionary work when we know the area and know the leadership and they trust us. That is a huge part of missionary work. (trust) We always try to get more and more of this. It is so easy for members to lose trust in missionaries and it happens, so when missionaries are
not trustworthy they [the members] are shy and take a long time to build up that trust again.