Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shea Hill's baptism

Hey guys!

This has been the best week since being here in this part of Vegas, all because of Shea Hill's baptism this Saturday. It was amazing. Elder Biggs and I got to the church pretty early (about 2.5 hours early) to start setting up chairs/filling up the font. Shea and her husband, Todd, showed up an hour early beaming, so excited and ready for the sacred ordinance she's been preparing for since January. The baptism had a great turnout with some great talks by our ward mission leaders wife and Elder Biggs. When it came time for the baptism, they walked down into the font together and spent a little bit of time looking at each other, smiling. It was a great experience and the spirit was so strong. After she came up out of the water, one of their sons (six year old) goes "Do it again, mom!". Everybody laughed and I've never seen two people look as happy as they did, standing in that font. After the bishop made some remarks, Shea stood up and thanked everyone, bore a beautiful testimony of the truths that she knows with tears in her eyes and sat down. Her husband gave her a present after the service of a painting of the Las Vegas Temple; they're so excited to be sealed together for the rest of eternity next year (to learn more about our beautiful temples and the role they play in our lives, visit http://www.lds.org/church/temples?lang=eng). Definitely the highlight of my six months in this area.

We're back to the drawing board with finding people to teach, but that's all part of missionary work anyways, right? I'm on such a spiritual high right now and absolutely love what I'm doing. There's a lot of work to be done, and I'm so grateful to have a hand in it. Thanks for all the support and I hope your week was as good as mine!


Todd & Shea Hill family

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