Monday, May 11, 2015

Week 38: Upcoming Baptism

Hey Everyone!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! I know I sure did; it was great being able to talk to my mommy :)

Well this last week was decent; the good news is that we should have a baptism this coming week! We have been working with a recently married Nigerian couple, of which the wife is a strong member; the husband just barely came to the United States and had never heard of the church before. However, he has been coming with her and loves it! He has been studying the pamphlets and the Book of Mormon despite his difficulties with English and has a baptismal date for the 17th of May before Church (apparently the Bishop here prefers Sunday baptisms, or so I am told). It's just really awesome to see his sincere desires to find out for himself, as well as to be unified with his wife.

We especially had an amazing miracle with Emanuel on Thursday following up with him on the Word of Wisdom, which we taught him on Tuesday of last week. We took a Hungarian member who is here visiting in the United States to help him overcome his concerns about the Word of Wisdom. Emanuel was very concerned about leaving behind tea, as it has been his pick me up in the morning for all of his life in Nigeria and here. However, Thursday the member, combined with the Spirit, were able to help him overcome his concerns with tea and he committed to live the Word of Wisdom!!! This was amazing considering that he wouldn't commit only two days ago! So Emanuel is doing great and should be baptized soon! Something else interesting with Emanuel was that he told us normally in Nigerian culture, the husband starts out going to the wife's church, but in the end the husband starts taking the wife to his church. However, he told us that he's not going to do that because he feels that this is right for him! Pretty awesome right??

So ya, super excited to see Emanuel's baptism. It's going to be amazing! Other than Emanuel though, we don't really have too much going on in the area... :/ We're hoping to rectify that this coming week and find some new investigators to teach and baptize! Elder Clark and I are working to overcome our differences and hopefully with that goal in mind, good things will happen this week!

That's pretty much it though, nothing much else to report this week...but hey, BAPTISM INCOMING!  I hope that you all have a great week and that summer comes fast enough for all you:)

Love you guys!

Elder Butterfield


McKay's new apartment: kitchen 

McKay's new apartment: living room

McKay's new apartment: bedroom

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