Whateth is up thine dudes. It was a smashing week over here in Brid. I learned some tae kwon do, spent a week with 2 new lads and JOE AND DAISY GOT BAPTIZED!!
we picked up Elder Black and Lewis at the train station. We had some hot, fresh and spicy curry and then hit the pavement for the week. It's been fun/stressful adjusting them into the area, but they've met most of the members and know their way around the area now.
Elder Lewis has been out for 18 months and just came from serving in North Shields up in the Jordie land. He's a funny and awkward ginger, that is ready to work. Elder Black is on his last stretch in the mission (5 more weeks... shh don't tell him). He just came from Dewbury near Leeds. He's a good video game loving chap, that I've been jamming out with on the guitar at night. They're a good edition and breath of fresh air to the area, so it'll be a good transfer with them.
One evening Elder Mills and I were walking past the chapel to use the bathroom and we came across one of the YSA of the branch, Jacob Maclean. We're both 19 years old, so it's always fun talking to him. He showed me how to do a little bit of self defense if someone is holding me against the wall. So yeah, that was a treat.
The baptism happened this week! We held it right after church . Everything went as planned, well almost everything. The Branch President he had turned the boiler on to warm the water, but once they started getting in they realized it was freezing! Joe didn't all the way under the first time, because he was moving around from the cold. But the second attempt worked. Other than that hiccup, it was amazing to have the opportunity to help this family to be more united in the church and to see their 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter make such a good decision that will bless them throughout their lives. At the start of church, I could see that their whole family was stressed out and their kids were being naughty. But after the service, they were calm and smiling and their less active grandparent came too!!
I don't have much else to say other than we are still grinding and searching for the next person that we can help join and experience this amazing gospel in their lives. Oh, the Tour de Yorkshire is happening and I'll make sure to give one of the bikers a high five.
Hope you all have a good day as always, cheerio cheers!
Joe and Daisies Baptism
Jacob Maclean teaching me tae kwon do