My Favorite Sickies:
Last week was interesting. So our baptism that was scheduled for last Saturday didn't happen. Waiting for his dad to be in town. March 30th. But we did have a triple baptism! The three Samoan kids finally got to be baptized. The elders had taken back over but we still got to go. The mom is still holding out but she really likes me so we will go back for her. She's being softened up. After the baptism the mom and dad both bore their testimonies. So good! And the kids had those nut lays. So funny, when the 16 year old son came up out of the water he said "Hallelujah" because he has been waiting for this for so long. He's even been wanting to serve a mission.
So the mom of the kid (Blake) who was supposed to be baptized 2 days ago is extremely Pentecostal. She may take a while before she is ready for the full gospel. She was telling us of her exploits on an exorcism salvation team with her church a few years ago. She can discern the spirits that posses people like the spirit of fear or perverseness. Then they do the laying on of hands and call it out. They get twitchy and the whole shebang. Sounds like an episode of Supernatural. Crazy stuff. It's so funny, she rebukes the fireplace when it doesn't come on. I think that the definition of taking the Lord's name in vain. Anyways, we also picked up a Cooper for our new investigator. So hard because she only has 5 minutes at a time for a visits and she REALLY needs the gospel. She's in a downhill spiral. Needs lots of member fellowshipping. It's pretty cool how my new companion Sister Davenport worked on a psychiatric floor in a hospital for 3 years so she has some insights into this stuff. The logistics of God at work again.
I would love a Sari, but alas I could not wear it. :( Hope you all get healthier and stay that way for at least a month!!!