Sunday, September 13, 2015

First Baptism

Well this week has been both amazing, and boring. We had a baptism this week which was exciting, but it was really the only thing we had. The baptism was a bit stressful to prepare for, because me and my companion had no idea how to prepare for one, because it was our first time, and we forgot some pretty basic things (i.e. a jumpsuit that fit our investigator, to tell our investigator to bring a change of underwear, to make sure that our investigator didn't have any physical ailments that would prevent her from being dunked backward in the water) which did end up being a problem, so the people in the font had to dunk her four times before someone in the congregation present had the idea to dunk her forward. But eventually we did manage it, and when my companion did the confirmation on Sunday, we didn't have to do that four times, thank goodness. But besides that, it was pretty uneventful. 

Although, we still have been finding new investigators because of the area book, we have been finding some very strong potential investigators that previous missionaries stopped visiting for who knows what reason, so Nate's prayers are still working, just maybe in a  different way than I expected.

We are in the process of transferring our paper area book records, to our digital area book app. We have to do that for 2 hours every day, and so it has been cutting into our proselyting time. It is a good system, and I can tell it will boost our effectiveness after the transfer is complete, but right now it is kind of painful. Ah well, I guess it is all part of hastening the work.

As for the weather here, I guess it is about the same temperature wise as Utah, but it is way more wet out here. I was unaware it could rain as much as it does out here (see, so much that the vast majority of houses don't even have sprinklers) and really hard, in two short rainstorms in 1 day we got over 2 1/2 inches of rain. And as for the tornado warnings, we get none of that. I guess they will only inform us if there is an actual funnel cloud forming, which is comforting to know. Though I suppose there are tornado warnings out here all the time, so getting every one would only worry people. The weather I am interested to see out here though comes during the winter, the Ice Storms. Apparently this region of the US is far east enough to get some big ice storms, were everything gets coated in large sheets of ice. Don't know if there will actually be any while I am here, but I would like to see at least 1. Though with weather like this, it makes me wonder how so darn many insects manage to survive. 

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