Monday, August 11, 2014

Marine Recruit Baptism

This past week has been just overall a great one!  With transfers, we got a new Spanish elder here.  Well, it's Elder Turnbull!  We have been separated for 6 weeks, but now are reunited!!  We served together in Pearson.  

Throughout the week we have been able to talk with a couple families and answer some of their questions. One of our main investigators just got back from Hawaii on her month long vacation!  We are excited to be able to visit with her more and more. 

We did a lot of service this week.  We helped one family sand some wood chairs so they could re-paint them.... that was almost 9 hours in 2 days.... my hands hurt.  And then on Saturday we helped a couple that is moving into the ward with some house work and yard work.  They bought an old house and they are renovating it.  It was hard work to say the least.  The shirt I was wearing became a xxxl with all the sweat soaked into it.. haha.  Well, this couple is older, the wife is a member, the husband isn't.  But they are so nice.... afterwards they offered to take us to dinner.  So we cleaned up and met them at Golden Coral.... ah that felt so good.  Added 10 pounds.. 

Sunday was beautiful.  Saturday night I couldn't sleep.... I was up all night.  Nervous for no reason.  We had the baptism of Recruit Tanner Jones.  It was an amazing experience.  He had his recruit friend baptize him, and then had me confirm him.  Now that was a whole nother humbling moment in my life.  The baptismal font was in the main chapel of the RMC, Religious Ministries Center, and the Church of Christ meets in that room, so they were all able to witness the baptism, but we did the confirmation back in our room.  And next week he is getting the Aaronic Priesthood!  We had a couple new recruits come in and are interested in learning more.  The work is just blooming on Parris Island. 

Well, that's it for this week I think.... I always forget something or another.... but oh well.  

I love you all.

Elder Bodily

Member Marines and Sister Missionaries

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