****In the hours before the baptismal service, the devil was working really hard. Our 1st councilor bro. Erekson (lives 25 minutes away) came all the way down to the church to unlock the faunt, he had the wrong keys. So he drove all the way back home. Then all the way back to the Church. Got the faunt unlocked, went home and got dressed, then came back to conduct and preside at the service. Then after the baptism he went all the way back home and changed and came back for a members graduation open house. Thank you Bro. Erekson for persevering for the Lord's work.
So the rule with converts is they have to be confirmed in sacrament meeting the following Sunday. Oh but was the devil working hard to keep them from making it. Which they did not make it to Sacrament on Sunday. They did make it to church though. What happened basically was Jesse's went to pick up his daughter(5 years old) from his ex-wife and when they arrived there was a bonfire out front and his ex's boyfriend was throwing all of the little girls toys and clothes and everything into the fire. Really sad. It is a good thing that she has some clothes and things at Jesse's. But things are all being worked out.
So after church on Sunday we were all over the place we went to the Stewarts for lunch (leftovers from the open house). Then they gave a bunch to take back to the apartment. No need to shop this week and we will leave it at that. Then we went out to the Ereksons for homemade DELICIOUS venison burgers. Then we saw sis. Muncaster and sis. Smyth. Then we hung out with Darnel. He has made a decision to move out to UT in about three months. He said that the answer that he received was very blatant and straight forward.
So that is the tale of this week.
The good news is that I am not leaving. Elder Jacobsen has been voted off the island to Greenville which is about an hour drive west in the Grand Rapids zone.
I am receiving Elder Rhodes coming from Saginaw. I am looking forward to serving with him.
Hope you all have an awesome week. You are all in my prayers.
Elder Cody Grant Fairbanks